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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.

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.

News from the Churches

Youth Leader Wanted (Part-time, flexible hours)

Coolspring Church is a 170 member Presbyterian Church in a rural setting and has members from three school districts.  This position includes working with junior and senior high youth and also provides a component of leadership for 4th-6th grade youth.  We are looking for a person with a faithful commitment to Jesus Christ and love for young people.  Also, this leader needs to have the ability and desire to teach and disciple youth in the Christian faith.  As a mentor to youth, this leader’s life should be a consistent demonstration of their faith.  Positive leadership skills, self-motivation, and reliability are essential to this position.  Please send resumes to: Coolspring Presbyterian Church, 787 Coolspring Church Road, Mercer, PA  16137 or email to: coolspringpc@windstream.net.  For questions and information: 724-475-3712.  Office hours Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 12:00 noon or leave a message with call back number.

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.

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 2ndand 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.

Published by shenangopresby

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

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