March 8- 1:30 PM Nile Valley Missionaries Support Team, Presbytery Office
Reversing the Decline Workshop II – The Sequel
Forty-three folks representing fifteen of the congregations of Shenango Presbytery gathered in the fellowship hall of East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City to continue the evangelism and church growth conversation begun at the original Reversing the Decline Workshop with Rev. Dr. Scott Sunquist in November. Scott had laid that church growth is the responsibility of every church member and that Christ’s assignment to “make disciples is for every Christian”. Your Evangelism Committee will be reviewing the feedback forms and planning another gathering in about three months. We hope to see you there!
Seminar at PTS
Howard Gray, S.J., Special Assistant to the President, Georgetown University, will address the topic: Communal Discernment: A Marriage of Freedom and Patience on March 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Advanced registration before March 15th is $15 per person or $25 for two persons. You can register online at http://www.pts.edu/Pneuma_News.
Is it time to rethink your church mission vision? Looking for ways to better support missionaries or improve short-term trips? Need help? Bring the Mission Committee or send a representative to the ACMC Conference (Advancing Churches in Mission Commitment) at the Pittsburgh Seminary hosted by WMI. Select a pre-conference speaker on Friday, March 25 and/or workshops and keynote speakers Saturday, March 26. Late fee date is March 7th. If five attend from your church or organization, take 25% OFF the conference fee. Check out the website for more information: http://www.acmc.org/conferences.
Planning your summer vacation? New Wilmington Mission Conference will be July 23-30, 2011. Consider spending a week learning about what God is doing in the world, hearing great speakers, worshiping every day, participating in service projects and enjoying all the facilities (no meals to cook!). There are special activities for children, youth and adults of all ages. Stay close to home this year and experience a vacation with a purpose. Don’t miss the New Wilmington Mission Conference. Visit http://www.NWMCmission.org for more information.
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.
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.
Word Centered Fellowship is looking for a Hammond B3 Organ with Leslie speakers. If you have one to give away or sell, please contact the church at 330-448-4060.
Cana’s Corner Presents Dave Buchanan, Praise and Worship Musician
On March 8th from 7-9 PM Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse is proud to present Dave Buchanan, local gospel artist, in concert. He will be singing a variety of songs that will inspire your soul and make you want to sing along with some familiar tunes as well. Opening for Dave will be “Straight from the Heart”. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship with friends while enjoying refreshments and listening to good music for the evening. The Coffeehouse is open the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. There is no cover charge and refreshments are free, however a free will offering will be taken.