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News From the Presbytery Office

This Week:

September 21- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
September 23-24- Missional Church Cluster Event, Westminster College
September 27- 6:30 PM Presbytery meeting, Bessemer Presbyterian Church 

Special Committee to Monitor Denominational Issues
Upcoming Events 

Proposed Dismissal Policy to be previewed at a special Pre-Presbytery meeting at Westfield Church 5:00-6:15 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 27.  The creation of such a policy comes in response to presbytery’s action at the June meeting.  Elders, pastors, and other leaders who are especially interested in this policy by which a congregation would explore being dismissed from the PCUSA to another Reformed body are strongly encouraged to attend this special pre-presbytery event.  While the policy will be presented for a first-reading at the presbytery meeting later in the evening, the presentation there will be very brief and without discussion; thus the best opportunity to hear the rationale behind the proposed policy and to offer input will be at Westfield, beginning at 5:00 PM.

Click here to see more SCMDI events and read comments on the Fellowship Gathering in Minneapolis last month!

Presbytery-Wide Youth Event on Saturday, October 1st

7th-12th graders and individuals interested in the topic are invited to Northminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 1st from 12 PM to 2 PM.  Be inspired by the experiences and testimony of our brother in Christ, Rev. Tut Kony who is visiting us from the Sudan.  You will also have an opportunity to ask him questions as well as to sample some of his native foods.

Celebrate Sudan Event – October 2nd

The second annual Celebrate Sudan Event will take place on Sunday, October 2nd, 7 PM, at East Main Presbyterian Church.  Read more about it here.  Once again we are asking churches to take up a Celebrate Sudan offering during their World Communion Sunday worship service the morning of the event (or anytime before), and to bring their offerings to present at the Celebrate Sudan event that night.  This year’s offering will go to support the Nile Theological College as they face the challenge of opening a campus in South Sudan and bolstering ongoing work at the Khartoum campus in the North.

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. at Unity Presbyterian Church.  ALL people who loved to sing are invited to take part.  For more information call Jane Bartholomew at 724-981-2377.
Beginners New Testament Greek Course to Begin
Ever had any interest in learning how to read New Testament Greek, but have not had the opportunity to do it? Well here it is.  As part of both the 1st John study and as an independent separate group, there is a Greek Beginners Group forming to learn N.T. Greek.  We will meet regularly for several weeks this Fall to introduce you to NT Greek with the options of continuing on your own and/or with the 1st John study group with Rev. Dr. Na.  The beginners group will introduce you to the Greek alphabet, vocabulary, syntax, reading, and interpreting N.T. Greek at a beginners level.  There is no charge, except materials.  There are no quizzes, exams, or grades.  We’ll move at a pace so everyone can keep up.  Take the plunge and journey into the New Testament world of Greek.  This group is beginning soon, so contact Aaron Christy without delay, dyfmclenmoore@gmail.com.
Darrell Guder Presenting the McClure Lectures at Pittsburgh Seminary – September 26-27
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the annual W. Don McClure Lectures September 26-27.  Dr. Darrell L. Guder will address “The Gathering and Upbuilding of the Missional Community for its Sending”.  All of the details about the lectures and the World Mission Initiative dinner are available athttp://www.pts.edu/McClure_Lectures_2011.

News from the Churches


Christ Church in Ellwood City honored Tod Custer this past Sunday on the 15th anniversary of his ministry with their congregation.

Westminster Confession Seminars

Would you like to know the essential tenets of our faith?  Would you like to know how Reformed Theology should impact your life?  On 6 Monday evenings (October 3rd – November 7th) Covenant Presbyterian Church ( 263 E. State St., Sharon) will host Dr. Jack White, Dr. Terry Thomas, and Dr. Dean Smith all of Geneva College.  They will be teaching on the Westminster Confession and the practical application of Biblical orthodox truths.  These evenings will run from 7-8 PM and will be 40 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes of discussion.  Childcare will be provided.  To view a copy of the Westminster Confession and to register your attendance, visit the Institute link at http://www.cpcsharon.org or by calling Covenant Church at 724-981-3535.

Meatloaf Dinner

Coolspring Church will be having a Meatloaf Dinner on Saturday, October 8th from 4 PM – 7 PM.  Tickets for adults $8.00, ages 4-10 $4.00, under 3 free.  Take-outs are welcome.  Proceeds will support Mission Outreaches.  The church is located at 787 Coolspring Church Road, Mercer.  Call for tickets and information, 724-475-3712.

Mt. Hermon Remembers

On Sunday, September 25, 2011, the Mt. Hermon congregation will host a “Homecoming Sunday” to remember the 55th anniversary of the dedication of the church at its Frew Mill Road (3116) location.  Former members of the congregation and friends are invited to join the remembrance.  Read more details here.

Fall Fest at Wurtemburg

Saturday, September 24th from 9 AM to 3 PM Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church will be holding a Fall Fest with crafts, food court, and soup.  The church is located at 291 Wurtemburg Road, Ellwood City.  Table reservations, call 724-758-6785.

Sunday School Teacher Wanted

Slippery Rock Presbyterian in Ellwood City is looking for a Sunday School teacher to teach a small group of children ages 4-10 on Sunday mornings. The stipend is $35-$45. Experience working with children and a desire to grow in your faith are a must.  Please contact Pastor Julia Williamson at 724 752-8892

Choir Music–and the Price is Right!

The choir at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer is retiring some anthems and would gladly donate them to supplement your supply or to provide ”new-to-you” selections. Most are SATB, and most are between 15-25 copies. First come, first served. If interested, contact Jim Sankey, Trinity’s music coordinator atjamesasankey@hotmail.com

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.

“2 For One” At Cana’s Corner

“2 For One” will once again appear at Cana’s Corner.  We welcome back Greg Vanderveen and Gina Moretti as they share with us their program of gospel followed by pop and oldies music.  So come on over and join us on September 27th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.   We are 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!

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.


Published by shenangopresby

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

One thought on “eLink News

  1. I would like to attend the concert at Cana’s corner but don’t know what city it is in? wengler field? there are probably others in the same position who also don’t know….?Thanks

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