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This Week:

March 29- 9:00 AM Steering Team, Presbytery Office
March 30- 9:00 AM PMC Continuing Covenant Pastors, Presbytery Office
April 5- 9:30 AM  Council, Mt. Jackson


– Margaret Trautman, Curriculum Consultant for the Presbytery, has been in UPMC Farrell with severe colitis and pneumonia.  She will be transferred to UPMC Greenville tomorrow for extended care.

– Lori Cotten (1st Sharpsville) broke her foot last Friday and will be in a cast for 6 weeks.

Prayer Service for the Sudan

Sunday, April 10th at 7:00 PM at Northminster Presbyterian Church in New Castle.  All are welcome.

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.

Register for the Spring Pastor Retreat

Pastors: Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dr. Ken Bailey speak on his latest book.  Register for the Spring retreat to be held at Villa Maria Retreat Center on May 9-10 – deadline to register is April 8th!  Get the form here.

For All Educators

“Creativity and Imagination with Children” is the theme of the Church Educator Luncheon planned for Tuesday, May 3 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Tuscany Square, 3470 Wilmington Road (Rt. 18), New Castle.  Free lunch.  Order off menu. Hosted by the Shenango Presbytery Christian Education Committee.  Guests are Debbie McClain (Westfield) who will share information about a creative Jesse Tree Project and Terri Perry (1st New Catle) who will speak on “Wondering With Your Children in Worship”.  Plus, sharing about creativity with Bible Study in VBS and lots of resource ideas.  Come and be inspired!  Register by email (office@westfieldchurch.org) or call 724-667-7045.  Deadline: May 2 at 10 AM.

College Scholarship Applications Available

Is there a High School Senior in your congregation who is planning to attend Grove City or Westminster College in the fall?  Let him or her know about the Shenango Presbytery Scholarship…applications are available on the Presbytery website at http://www.shenango.org/Publications/index.htm#scholarship.  Applications are due by May 10, 2011.


News from the Churches

Support for Terry Greenlee

Terry Greenlee, former pastor at Jackson Center and Millbrook, who is now on disability because of Parkinson’s, continues to struggle with declining health.  He cannot go upstairs to the bedroom and bathroom because of risk of falling.  Some modifications are being planned for the house.  The cost will be $6,000.  $1,500 has been raised.  Contributions can be made to the “Terry L. Greenlee Medical Fund”, Mercer County State Bank, PO Box 38, Sandy Lake, PA  16145-0038.

Benefit Concert

Sunday, April 17th at 7:00 PM at the Stoneboro United Methodist Church.  Music by Team Descendants Praise and Worship music, also 50′s, 60′s & 70′s.  Funds will go to help pay for a stair lift for Terry Greenlee, due to his Parkinson’s.

Organ Wanted

Word Centered Fellowship is in need of a Hammond Leslie speaker for an organ.  Please contact Lady Charlene DeLaCruz 724-981-0158.  Thank you.

Spring Spaghetti Dinner at Northminster

Saturday, April 2, from 4:30 – 7:00 PM.  Adults $8, children ages 3-10 are $3.  Dinner includes salad, bread, spaghetti & meatballs, dessert and drink.  Come and enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship.  Take-out available.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 16th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at Northminster Presbyterian Church.  For children through 6th grade; younger children must be accompanied by an adult.  Good food, fun games and of course, the Easter Bunny!  If you can, please call Northminster at 724-658-9051, Monday-Thursday, to register your children in advance.

FREE Concert

First Church, Sharon will be hosting a FREE concert on Sunday evening, April 3rd at 6:00 PM.  Guest artists is Terry Leonard, a Christian folk singer who is also a member of First Church.  Terry will be sharing his favorite songs – both Christian and folk songs – and there will be sing-a-longs as well.  Everyone is welcome.

Full Time Youth and Christian Education Director

Faith Presbyterian Church (Hermitage) is looking for a full-time (40 hour/week) staff person as both a Youth and Christian Education Director.  If you are interested in this position, please contact the church office at 724-962-4155 or email us atoffice@faithpc.net.  Also, please forward this message to anyone you may know who would be interested in this position.  A complete job description with compensation package is available upon request.

Calling All Crafters!

You are invited to sell your handmade items on Saturday, April 9th from 9 AM – 3 PM at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church’s Spring Craft Sale, 710 Carnegie Avenue, Sharon.  Table rent is $20 for a 8 ft.; $15 for a 6 ft., and $10 for a card table.  Call Pastor Robbie, 724-983-0194 to reserve a table!

Free to A Church
Carol Welch has a Lowrey Organ available to a church.  If interested, please call her at 724-946-8836.

Benefit Breakfast

On April 9th from 8 AM – NOON at Enon Presbyterian Church to benefit 2-1/2 yr. old Mason O’Donnell who has been battling leukemia for the past year.  $8 adults, $5 children 12 & under.  Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon.

Lenten Coffee House

Westfield Church invites you to attend a Lenten Coffee House in April.  On Monday, April 4, the featured speaker is Rev. Shawn Cossin, pastor of Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church.  On Monday, April 18, they welcome Rev. Patti Harbison, the Erie-Meadville area Superintendent of the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Join them from 7:30 – 8:30 for light refreshment for your body and some serious refreshment for your soul!


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

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