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This Week:

August 30- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM  Millenium Team, Presbytery Office
September 5- OFFICE CLOSED, Labor Day
September 6- 9:30 AM Council, Calvin Presbyterian Church 

Register by NOON Tomorrow for the Pastors Retreat!

The Pastors Retreat on September 19-20 at Villa Maria Conference Center 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.

What Happened at the Fellowship of Presbyterians Meeting in Minneapolis Last Week?

Over 1,900 attended the Fellowship of Presbyterians http://www.fellowship-pres.org/  meeting in Minneapolis on August 25 – 26.  Among them were the following from Shenango Presbytery:  Chris Weichman, Doug Runyan, Mark Tippin, Jason Schepp, James Benson, Jim and Doreen Latta, Murat Tanyel, Rusty George, David Hunt, Bob Loch, Ken Bailey and Dave Dawson.  These folks have been asked to write comments at http://www.shenango.org/Committees/scmdi.htm

 

Important Time to Help our Friends in the Sudan

We are expecting a visit in September from three of our friends in the Sudan.  All of us can help them with their huge challenge of the new Republic of the South Sudan.  They are under very difficult pressure from the Government of the Sudan in the north.  Please consider sending the letter available for download on our “News & Events” page to President Obama.

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.

Interested in Learning or Reviewing New Testament Greek & Reformed Theology?

We would like to invite anyone who has an interest in learning or continuing their study of N.T. Greek to join us every other Wednesday morning at Westminster College from 9:30 – 11:00 am, starting September 14th.  We are a diverse group, both young and wise, from several denominations, who meet together to do N.T. exegesis and discuss the theology that sprouts from the text with a reformed bent and under the careful watch of Rev. Dr. Kang Na.  We are currently moving through the Greek of 1st John, slowly and verse by verse.  We do not have quizzes, final exams, nor do we check to see if your homework is done.  Give it a try!  For more details, please contact Aaron Christy, dyfmclenmoore@gmail.com.

Choir Rehearsal for Celebrate Sudan Event

Sunday evening, October 2nd – 7:00 p.m. –SUDAN Mission CELEBRATION  at East Main Church.–A Celebration CHOIR rehearsal will be held on Sunday evening, September 25th at 7:00p.m.  (* I’m still waiting to hear if this can be held at Unity…) ALL people who loved to sing are invited to take part.  For more information call Jane Bartholomew at 724-981-2377.
Wee Kirk Conference
October 10-11-12 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleaseant, PA — ALL from small churches are invited to attend.  The purpose is to inpsire, equip, motivate and encourage people who are a part of small churches.  Cost to attend: $50 per person for people in churches 125 members or less.  $75. for those in churches 126-200.  Special rates for couples.  One of the featured speakers is Dr. James Bibza of Grove City College.   Questions?  Contact Rev. Mark Unruh at 740-922-9190 Registrations (with check) can be sent to:  Wee Kirk NE (PA) Presbyterians for Renewal, 8134 New La Grange Road, Suite 227, Louisville, Kentucky 40222.  Many from Shenango Presbytery have attended this wonderful time of fellowship.
News from the Churches

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!

Part-Time Secretary Wanted

Part-time Secretary for Mt. Jackson Church.  Good organizational skills, computer skills, eighteen hours per week.  Will discuss salary at interview.  Please send resume to 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102.

 

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