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This Week:

February 23- 9:00 AM PMC Continuing Covenant Pastors, Presbytery Office
February 26- 8:30 AM Reversing the Decline Evangelism Event, East Main

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.

Christy Lecture This Sunday at WC

The annual Wayne Christy Lecture will be held this Sunday, February 27th at 7:00 PM in Wallace Memorial Chapel on the Westminster College Campus.  The featured speaker will be John Kolb, former Pittsburgh Steeler.

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.

Save The Date!!!

“It’s About Time” will be presented by the Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex on April 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2011.  Dinner at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are available on or after February 28 (Adults $16, Children $8, Show only $8).  Call the church for more information, 724-931-5389.


Published by shenangopresby

The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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