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This Week:

February 15- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
February 16- 7:00 PM Millenium Team, Presbytery Office
February 17- 3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
February 18- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
February 22- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, Westminster College

GA Statistics Deadline Next Wednesday

The deadline for entering your GA Annual report is Wednesday, February 23rd.  The closer you get to that deadline, the slower the system will be and the longer it will take to complete your report.

Presbytery forms were due January 31st…please send in your information ASAP.  This is especially important for the necrology report, as those names have to be compiled into a report to be read at the February Presbytery meeting (please send by this Thursday,  February 17th).  Also of great importance is the Elder Report, especially if you have a new Clerk of Session.

Retired Ministers

Please note that Rev. Ernesto Badillo from the Board of Pensions will be speaking at the February 22 Presbytery meeting, which will be held at Westminster College.  Please come and meet him and visit over the pie break.  The Board of Pensions provides good support for retirees.

Reversing the Decline Workshop II – “The Sequel”

The Evangelism Committee of Shenango Presbytery will be sponsoring this follow-up to their successful November workshop on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 9-11 AM at East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City.

It will include worship, a brief keynote address by Executive Presbyter David Dawson based on his experience at the centennial observance of the watershed 1910 Edinburgh World Missionary Conference; a time to check in on what commitments we each made at the first workshop and how we are doing them (provision will be made for first time attenders); small group discussion of the keynote and development of a basic plan for next steps in “making disciples”.

Download the registration information here, or on the Presbytery website,http://www.shenango.org.

Paid and Volunteer Workers Needed at Camps

The Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania (CAPNWP) is now accepting applications for both paid and volunteer work at Camp Lambec and Westminster Highlands to assist with our summer 2011 programs of outdoor ministry.  Applications for both paid staff and volunteers, as well as job descriptions for the positions they are seeking, can be found on the CAPNWP website at http://www.capnwp.org or can be obtained by calling the central Camping Office at 724-738-0058, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

“Spring Cleaning” Work Dates at Camps

The Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania (CAPNWP) announces the dates for its 2011 Spring Volunteer Work Days at our campsites.  Those interested in assisting with “spring cleaning”, both indoors and out, can do so at Westminster Highlands, near Emlenton on Saturday, May 7 and at Camp Lambec, west of Erie, PA on Saturday, May 21.

On the work days, volunteers can arrive at camp anytime after 9 AM and stay through the afternoon or just a few hours; whatever time they spend will be appreciated.  Upon arrival at either site, check in with the site/facilities manager and choose your job(s) for the day from a list of “chores” that need to be done ranging from cleaning cabins, washing windows, clearing the beach and/or trails of winter’s debris, cutting and stacking firewood, etc.  If you have questions, need directions to the camps or just want more information, call the central Camping Office at 724-738-0058.

News from the Churches

Indoor Yard Sale

The Presbyterian Women’s group of Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer-West Middlesex Road, Rt. 318, will hold an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 8 AM to 3 PM.  Hot dogs, coffee, and pie (by the piece and whole) will be available.  Proceeds will support missions.

Inactive Member Letters

Those Clerks of Session that attended LeaderFest and are looking for the sample letters for inactive members, please email Jeff Black, Clerk of North Liberty’s Session for those samples.  jeffreypblack@yahoo.com.

Stationary Bike Wanted

Terry Greenlee (member at large) is looking for a stationary bike to help with his Parkinson’s therapy.  If you can help, please call 724-992-8465.

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