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This Week:

June 6- 9:00 AM Steering Team, Presbytery Office
June 7- 9:30 AM Council, Mahoning PC
June 8- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, location TBA
1:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office 

Global Day of Prayer

June 12th is the Global Day of Prayer.  If your church would like to participate in praying with churches around the world, please click here for a link to the prayer for this year and a power point version that could be used in worship, http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/prayer.html.

Relief for Joplin,MO

Curt Savage from First Presbyterian Church of New Castle is organizing relief for Joplin, MO.  Along with the lives lost and homes destroyed, there is massive damage to the telecom infrastructure in Joplin and the surrounding area.  Calls and emails are not getting through.

First Presbyterian Church of New Castle is coordinating and dispatching teams to leave June 4.

We will keep you updated as information comes in.  Please only donate the listed items.

All donations can be brought to First Presbyterian of New Castle, 125 N. Jefferson Street from 9:30 – 4:00.  For information call the Church at 724-652-7706.

Items needed:

Volunteers to help pack vans on June 3.

Volunteers to go to Joplin,Mo June 4 – 10.

Cash donations for rental vehicles capable of transporting personnel and donated items.

Gift cards for Lowes, Home Depot or Walmart for $5 – $10.

Individual first aid items OR a kit like Johnson & Johnson All-Purpose First Aid Kit(bar code 3 8137-008123 4)   This kit includes 170 items contained in a 6”x 9” packable and weather-proof clear plastic box.  $10 for this kit at Giant Eagle orAmazon.com is the best on-line price at $10. These will be very helpful.

Baby wipes, disinfecting/sanitizing wipes, sunscreen, skin moisturizing cream, hand sanitizer, lip balm, Kleenex.

Trash Bags, Duct Tape, 3M dust masks, Safety glasses/goggles, Blue Nitrile gloves, work gloves, rope, extension cords, LED flash lights/lanterns, back packs, stuff (duffle) bags, two way short range radios, rechargeable batteries with chargers.

Pet food for the area animal shelters would also be helpful as hundreds, or possibly more than a thousand, domestic animals and pets were recovered and placed in shelters.
Thank you SO much for your help in this effort.  To God be the glory as we say “Yes Lord” and allow Him to move through His body, the church!

News from the Churches

For All Children Finishing 3rd-6th Grade…

We’d like to invite your children to join us for a week of camp in Lake Erie during July 3rd-8th.  Camp Lambec is a week full of games, hikes, songs, food, wonderful Bible stories and worship services, nightly news featuring the kids, swimming, giant “slip n slide”, and just having a fun time with friends and leaders learning more about Jesus.  Bethany takes our own adults and teens to make sure we have a fun and safe week.  The cost is $350.  Because the cut-0ff date is June 24th, you need to register for camp as soon as possible.  Please go online to www.capnwp.org.  Questions??? Call Nancy Thompson (Bethany Pres. Children’s Ministries Director) 724-662-5369.

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.


Passionate, committed Christian Student Ministry Leader wanted for part-time position at Center Presbyterian Church, Grove City.  We’re looking for a youth leader who wants to make a difference for Jesus in the life of students!  The successful candidate will be a responsible and mature Christian adult with a genuine interest and demonstrated ability in working with youth of all ages.  Primary responsibility will be for a relationally-based ministry with teens.  Center Church is a dynamic, evangelical small-church located in a college town in Western PA.  Email resume and letter of interest to centerchurch@zoominternet.net c/o Pastor Bill Woodman.


New Wilmington Presbyterian Church seeks a clergy or layperson to serve as a half-time Children’s Ministry Facilitator.  The position works closely with a ministry team of pastors, elders, members and college students to lead children (Pre-K through 4th grade) toward a stronger relationship with our Lord.  Key activities are Sunday School, weekly after-school program and vacation bible school.  Interested individuals should contact Tim Sherwood (724-946-3214 orsherwota@westminster.edu), chair of the NWPC Personnel Committee by June 4, 2011.


Published by shenangopresby

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

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