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This Week:

July 23-30 – New Wilmington Mission Conference, Westminster College Campus  (Note: Presbytery Staff will be attending portions of conference, so office hours will be sporadic.  Come join us at NWMC!)

IRS Mileage Rate

The IRS has increased the mileage rate for July 1 – December 31, 2011 to 55.5 cents per mile.

The world is coming to New Wilmington!

Over 30 mission workers and their families from around the world will be sharing stories of what God is doing throughout the world.  Our church memberships are declining but the rest of the world is seeing exciting explosions of believers!

Hundreds of high school, junior high and young adults will be on campus attending sessions, participating in service projects, worshiping and making new friends. Hundreds of adults and kids also.

YOU are welcome to come too.   All of the programs are free and open to the public. Come Saturday evening, July 23 at 7:45 pm and hear what’s happening in China. Join us for worship Sunday at 11:00 am to hearHunter Farrell the director of World Missions of the PC(USA). Come early, at 8:45 am, and hear the beginning of Dr Bailey’s week-long Bible study.  Sunday evening bring your youth to hear York Moore the Inter Varsity speaker whose specialty is motivating young people. Check out the schedule for the whole week to see locations, times and other great speakers.

www.nwmcmission.org/News-NWMC-2011/2011-Speakers. Or, if you want to register, eat in the dining halls, and spend the whole day, contact the office at 724-946-9770 for info.

Come Hear a Report from Paul Detterman, Director of Presbyterian for Renewal

Ideas & Conversation to Initiate Christ-Honoring Change in the PC(USA) will be presented for pastors, elders and lay people on Monday, July 25 at 2:00 PM in Orr Auditorium of Westminster College.  Hear a report from Paul Detterman on “What is the Fellowship PC(USA)? How is it responding to Amendment 10-A?  What will happen at the August 25-26 meeting in Minneapolis?”

Online Skills for Ministers and Elders

The Board of Pensions offers some excellent and accessible online courses for ministers and elders.  Click here for more information.

Missionary Debbie Blane

The Sudan Partnership Committee is hosting an evening with Debbie Blane, this Thursday, July 21st at 7 PM on the patio at Shenango-on-the-Green in New Wilmington.  Everyone is invited to come and visit with Debbie and learn about her work at Nile Theological College and her plans to go the new campus of NTC in Malakal.  (Note: The breakfast with Debbie that had previously been advertised on eLink has been cancelled due to lack of reservations.  Look for a special eLink later this week with a schedule of when you can meet Debbie and Shenango’s other missionaries at NWMC.)

News from the Churches

Thank You!

Dear Friends and Family, We want to thank you for your generous donation to the stair-lift fund, the lift is used everyday and it makes going up and down the stairs so much safer.  The outpouring from so many people touched our hearts deeply.  We feel very blessed by God that we live in a caring community but did not realize just how many of you there are until we undertook this endeavor.  Once again, we thank you for your display of Christ’s love to us through your prayers and your support.  May God bless you equally as He has blessed us through you.  In Him, Chris and Terry Greenlee

Manse For Rent

The Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex has a Manse for rent available August 1, 2011.  Description: Approximately 2500 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, and living room.  Attached 2 car garage.  Call Church Secretary for further details: 724-528-3662.

Multi-Church Youth-Led Worship Service

On July 24th at 6 PM in the Covenant Presbyterian Church sanctuary.  Youth with musical talents are still needed, so if you know someone who might be interested in participating, contact Jon Dennis at 724-981-3535.

Terry Leonard, Local Gospel Folk Artist at Cana’s Corner  

On July 26, 2011 from 7-9 PM Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse is welcome back Terry Leonard, local gospel folk artist.  There is no cover charge and coffee and ice cream sundaes are free.      We are located at the corner of the Wengler baseball field and Carnegie Street in Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.  We are open the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.   A free will offering will be taken.
Summer Festival at Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse
Plan to join us on July 31, 2011 from 4-9 PM at Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse.  This is our first summer festival featuring 9 musical groups, including David Hamilton and Mark and Cindy Maynard.  From 4-5 there will be a corn hole tournament, hillbilly horseshoes tournament, and games and face painting for children.  At 5:00 the festival moves inside to fellowship hall where there will be a full menu of picnic foods at old-fashioned prices and music of all styles from 5-9 PM.  If you have been to any of our coffeehouses you won’t want to miss this for sure.  And, if you haven’t been here yet, why not make this a first!  You won’t be disappointed.

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