eLink News

This Week:

June 17- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
June 21- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW 


Shenango Church celebrated Amy Na’s 20th ordination anniversary this past Sunday.

Revised Resolution from the Bethel Church Session

This revised resolution will be considered at the June 28 meeting of Presbytery. Click here to read it.

Conversation for Elders and Ministers on General Assembly Issues

The Special Issues Committee will hold a conversation on Tuesday, July 12 from 7-8:30 PM at the East Main Church in Grove City on denominational issues.  There will be two parts:

  1. A presentation and discussion of what we believe about Jesus Christ and how this relates to denominational issues.
  2. A review of “frequently asked questions” so that everyone has accurate information on what is happening in the denomination.
Scholarships Available from the Evangelism Committee
The Evangelism Committee is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the registration cost for the Evangelism and Church Growth Conference at the Big Tent Event, Indianapolis, IN, July 30 — July 2, 2011 (http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/big-tent/), or for the Engage Conference, St. Pete Beach, August 8-11, 2011 (http://www.pcusa.org/events/12358/engage-conference/ ).  Registration deadline for The Big Tent is June 15; for the Engage Conference, regular rate, it’s June 30.  For more information about these events, please see their websites.  For further information about the scholarships contact the moderator of the Evangelism Committee, Jim Latta, via email to piperjim@zoominternet.net , or by phone, 724-816-9550.

Special Request from Debbie Blane

Debbie will be moving to Malakal to start teaching at the new home for the English tract of Nile Theological College.  Her home will be on the Sudanese Interior Ministry compound.  The good news is that the area has electricity for about 12 hours a day in the evening hours.  The bad news is there is no power for about 12 hours in the hottest part of the day.

Debbie has been investigating solar systems capable of powering a fan and computer.  Much of Debbie’s work is done at home when she is not teaching and it will be difficult to work and live in the even hotter temperatures  of Malakal, as much as 10 degrees more than Khartoum.

There are solar systems which can be purchased in Nairobi or Addis Ababa for just under $2000.00.

If you would like to help Debbie with purchasing a solar system to assist in her ministry, please send your contributions to Shari at the Presbytery office.  Any extra funds will go towards Debbie’s mission support.

Start Planning to Attend the 2nd Annual Celebrate Sudan Event

The 2nd annual “Celebrate Sudan” event will be held on World Communion Sunday, October 2nd, 7PM, at East Main Presbyterian Church, Grove City. This will be an exciting time for all the churches in Shenango Presbytery to come together, worship God, and Celebrate our Partnership with the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church.

This year we are honored to have guests from the Sudan– Rev.Tut Kony and Rev. and Mrs. Ismail Kanani.

The special offerings collected this year will be used to assist NileTheologicalCollegeas they move the English tract to Malakal in South Sudanand deal with the ongoing challenges the college faces in supporting the Arab tract in the North.  We encourage churches to take up this offering at their World Communion Sunday worship services.

Mark your calendars and join us for a time of music, fellowship, and authentic Sudanese food.

Pastors and all session moderators, please ask you sessions soon for permission to take up a special “CelebrateSudan” offering.  Over $13,100 was raised last year in our first “CelebrateSudan” event.

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 towww.capnwp.org.  Questions??? Call Nancy Thompson (Bethany Pres. Children’s Ministries Director) 724-662-5369.

Stair Glide for Sale

Used Stair Glide for home.  Works well, inspected yearly, easy install, electric.  Rail spans 8 stairs.  $270.  Contact Pastor Robbie Arnold, 724-983-0194.

Folding Machine For Sale

First Sharon has a Pitney Bowes FD60 folding machine for sale.  It can accommodate all standard folds, paper sizes from 6″x5.75″ wide to 8.5″x14″ long.  Great for smaller churches.  Call Robyn at 724-981-2211 ext. 1 for more info.

Job Opportunity

Camp Lambec is in need of a Kitchen Assistant.  There will be work from June 24th – August 2nd.  If you are interested in a summer job opportunity, please contact Bill Mills at 724-738-0058 or 724-372-9340.

Executive Director Wanted

Pregnancy Services of Western Pennsylvania, a non-profit, pro-life Christian pregnancy resource center located in Sharon, PA is seeking to hire an Executive Director.  This person would be responsible for all aspects of center management, including working with a nurse manager, a client services director, and an administrative assistant to provide services and support for women and men in the Shenango Valley area.  Applicants should send a cover letter detailing interest in the position, a professional resume with at least three references and a statement of Christian faith by June 30th to: Executive Director search committee, Pregnancy Services of Western Pennsylvania, 74 North Oakland Avenue, Sharon, PA  16146 or by email to pswpasearch@verizon.net.

Published by shenangopresby

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: