March 8- 1:30 PM Nile Valley Missionaries Support Team, Presbytery Office
March 9- 10:00 AM Bills & Overtures Committee, Tower Church
March 10- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
March 14- 4:30 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
March 15– 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
The Bills & Overtures Committee welcomes anyone who wants to be part of their discussion to attend the meeting tomorrow morning ( Wednesday) at 10 AM at Tower Church in Grove City.
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 athttp://www.pts.edu/Pneuma_News.
Classes Offered for Commissioned Lay Pastor Candidates
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be offering the Commissioned Lay Pastor training beginning in September. It is a combination of weekend retreats and online training. Visit our News page for more information and an application.
Recent Letters from Debbie Blane and Jacob & Aliamma George
Letters have been received from Debbie from Ethiopia and the Georges in Malakal, Sudan. Copies have been sent to supporting churches. Click here for copies.
Tax Guide for Ministers
The Tax Guide for Ministers for 2010 Returns is now available in the “Tax Resource Center” on http:/www.pensions.org. It will also be mailed to active and retired ministers in mid-March. This year’s guide was delayed because of the late arrival of clarifications from the federal government for the tax changes that impact your 2010 tax returns.
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
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.
Ham Loaf Dinner
North Liberty Presbyterian Church will be holding a Ham Loaf Dinner on Saturday, March 19 from 4 PM to 7 PM. Eat-in or Carry-Out. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 10 and under. Dinner features Gahr Ham Loaf, Baked Potato, choice of Green Beans or Corn, Applesauce or Cole Slaw, Roll, Beverage and Cake. Reservations can be made by leaving a message at the church at 724-794-4383. Proceeds benefit the North Liberty in Action Mission Fund.
Shenango Presbyterian Church will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 26th from 4-7 PM. Come and mangia and enjoy! Adults $7, Seniors-60 $6, 10 and under $5, 3-under Free. Tickets and take-0uts available. Call or email your reservation today! 724-654-2322. Proceeds benefit the general fund and missions.
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church seeks a clergy or layperson to serve as a half-time Adult Discipleship Facilitator. The position is part of a ministry team of pastors and elders that encourages stronger relationships with our Lord through deeper scripture engagement and wider opportunities for service. Interested individuals should contact Tim Sherwood (724-946-3214 or firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the NWPC Personnel Committee, by March 11, 2011.