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This Week:

August 18- 12:00 PM MCS Committee, New Wilmington Presbyterian Church
1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
August 19- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry Committee, Presbytery Office
August 23- 9:00 AM Committee on Ministry, Presbytery Office

Register NOW for the Pastors Retreat – September 19 – 20

The Pastors Retreat this fall will be unique and special.  Ismail and Elizabeth Kanani along with Tut Kong will be visiting from the Sudan.  (Please pray for visa approval.)  They will be joined by Debbie Braaksma, Africa Coordinator for Presbyterian World Mission.  Our future as American Christians is more deeply tied to the church of the Global South than we can imagine.  We will spend time in Bible study, theological reflection, worship and prayer with these essential partners.  Please register NOW on this link.

Schedule Sudanese Visitors at Your Church

Rev. Ismail Kanani and his wife Elizabeth, and the Rev. Tut Kony are expected from the Sudan this September.  Ismail has served as the Executive Secretary of SPEC and in the same leadership role in Sudan Bible Society. He has also taught at the Nile Theological College. His wife, Elizabeth knows much about women’s ministry in the Sudan. Rev. Tut Kony is the Executive Secretary of the newly formed presbytery in the new nation of South Sudan. He has been active in SPEC’s work in Darfur. He is a very strong, younger leader in SPEC.

When could your church host a visit…large or small?  We are also looking for a church with an active youth group to host an ALL Shenango Youth Event with our visitors.  The dates they are available are to preach are Sept. 18 – for one church;  Oct. 2 – for 2 churches.  Other open dates:

Saturday, Sept 17th, Wednesday Sep. 28 in the afternoon and evening, Thursday the 29th thru Saturday Oct 1…morning, afternoon evening.

Contact Denise Sciuto for scheduling:  DeniseS@pff.net  (724)946-2360.

Members of Shenango Presbytery to Attend Fellowship Event in Minneapolis

The following people from our Presbytery will be traveling to Minneapolis next week for the Fellowship Event: David Dawson, Bob Loch, James Benson, Jason Schepp, Chris Weichman, Doug Runyan, Ken Bailey, Mark Tippin, Rusty George, Murat Tanyel, and David Hunt.

Mission Yearbook Order Deadline Extended

Please submit your church’s order for Mission Yearbooks by August 29th!

Medical Professionals Wanted

The Dominican Republic partnership in our presbytery (including folks from New Wilmington, Clen-Moore, and West Middlesex churches) is earnestly seeking medical professionals to provide services during our March 11-18, 2012 trip to Sabaneta de Yasica, D.R.  We need doctors and dentists (and other medical providers) to help us provide general medical care during a week of local clinics.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining us, please contact Peggy McAnlis at 724-699-3159 or nppeggy@yahoo.com.

Mission Adventure

Join the adventure, be a part of the mission trip to Epworth Center & Sower work mission in Bethesda, OH from Sunday, September 25 to September 30, 2011.  This is a hands-on mision trip for anyone in Shenango Presbytery.  There will be a variety of work projects for all levels of expertise as the group helps the staff with projects at Epworth Center and the neighboring community, doing repairs and projects for families, churches and non-profit organizations.  Cost is only $ 300.00 per person/double-occupancy and includes lodging, meals and transportation.  To receive a registration form or for additional info please contact Tom Kaufman at missionadventure@zoominternet.net or 724-651-4323.

Save the Date!

Food for the Hungry presents Sounds of Hope Tour featuring Building 429, Leeland, and introducing Royal Tailor.  Benefit concert for New Wilmington Mission Conference’s Anderson Amphitheater on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Orr Auditorium, Westminster College.  Tickets are $25 and $15 ($2.00 discount on groups of 10 or more).  Call 724-946-7354.  (More information, including a bulletin insert that you can use, will be available on the Presbytery News page.

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.

Stair Glide for Sale

Bethlehem Church, Sharon, has a used stair glide for sale.  The chair goes up and down 8 stairs, has a safety stop, seat belt, and a lock.  The seat is leather and folds up against the wall..  This equipment is for home use.  $250.  Call Pastor Robbie at 724-983-0194 for more information.

Indoor Yard Sale

Bethlehem Church, 710 Carnegie, Sharon is holding an Indoor Yard Sale, Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 3, from 9 AM – 4 PM each day.  All items are priced at only $1 and includes furniture, clothing, shoes and purses, blankets, backpacks kitchen items, toys, books, etc.  Don’t miss this great chance to SAVE!

Andrew Kraus and Jessica Mriso at Cana’s Corner

Come and join us on August 23rd from 7 – 9 PM.  Andrew and Jessica sing contemporary praise and worship including special music on the keyboard and acoustic guitar.  The Cana’s Corner is located at 710 Carnegie Street, across from the Wengler baseball field.  For more information, call 724-983-0194 and ask for Pastor Robbie or 724-866-3061 and ask for Robyn.  Hope to see you all there!

Published by shenangopresby

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

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