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This Week:

May 17- 6:30 PM Special Presbytery Meeting, 1st Sharon
7:30 PM Special Forum on Denominational Issues, 1st Sharon
7:30 PM Committee on Ministry, 1st Sharon
May 18- 1:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee, Presbytery Office
May 19- 12:00 PM MCS Committee, New Wilmington PC
1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
May 20- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
May 23- 4:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office

Special Committee to Monitor Denominational Issues

The Special Committee will be providing forums for the discussion of a variety of developments in the Presbyterian Church (USA) that merit our prayerful and careful attention.  The committee has also received a referral of a resolution from the Bethel session.  A recommendation will be brought to the June 28 Presbytery meeting.  You are invited to meet with the Committee immediately following the Special Presbytery Meeting on May 17 (6:30 PM at First Church, Sharon) for information and to share your concerns.  Click here for further information.

Grove City College Professor Gary Smith Publishes a New Book

In addition to serving as part-time pastor in Shenango churches, Gary Smith is a highly respected historian of American Christianity.  Mark Noll, Notre Dame University world-renowned historian, writes the following about Gary’s new book Heaven in the American Imagination (Oxford University Press): “This rich account of speculations about heaven is chock full of the sophisticated and the crass, the sublime and the ridiculous, the mystical and the maudlin.  The book reveals a great deal about eternal life as conceived by Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, and others – but perhaps even more about the American circumstances in which these conceptions have been expressed.”

News from the Churches

Secretary Wanted

Neshannock Presbyterian Church of New Wilmington is seeking a church secretary.  This is a part-time position.  Inquiries are welcome at 724-946-2081, or 330 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, PA  16142.

Contemporary Gospel Singers at Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse

On May 24, 2011 from 7-9 PM Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse is proud to present Missa Eaton and P.J. Nespor.  If you enjoy Contemporary Gospel music, then plan to attend.  There is no cover charge and coffee & doughnuts are free.  We are open the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  A free will offering will be taken.

Help ROOT International at Grove City College

It’s that time of year when ROOT International returns to the GCC campus.  We are looking for volunteers from the churches, (youth, men & or women, groups, and individuals) that can help us sort pack and label boxes.  This will all take place during the next two weeks, May 9-27.  We will need people to help us in the morning and another group can come in the afternoon.  The big day will be when we collect on the campus, Saturday, May 16.  We are on campus from 1:00 – 6:00.  For more details, call Vicki Narlee at 724-662-4288 or Becky Vogan at 724-699-1182.  If you can come and sort and pack during the week, call and we can let you know what days that would be and times.  This all depends on what we receive and when.  Thank you for your support.

Want to learn some basic Spanish?

A group of people who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic came back with a desire to learn Spanish.  So, a class has been organized and Michelle Shaffer has agreed to teach a basic course to anyone who wants to learn conversational Spanish.  These summer classes are open to everyone and will be from 6:30 – 8:30 on Sunday evenings starting June 5th at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church.  Contact Bruce Curfman (curfmaneng@comcast.net) for more information or to register.  A small fee of $25 per person will be charged to cover course expense.

Published by shenangopresby

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

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