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News From the Presbytery Office

This Week:

October 1- 12:00 – 2:00 PM Sudan Youth Event, Northminster Presbyterian Church
October 4- 3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office 

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.
“Sampler” Hymnal from Pastor Retreat
Pam Maloney handed out copies of the “Sampler” of the new hymnal to participants at the Pastor Retreat last week.  She has since found out that Louisville has run out of copies of the sampler and will not print any more.  If you would like to use music from the “Sampler”, contact David Eicher, Hymnal Editor, at 502-569-5915 or at deicher@presbypub.com to see if permission can be given to copy music from the “Sampler” through May 2012.  If your church has a CCLI license or OneLicense.net license, you MAY be able to copy some of those songs using that license.

News from the Churches

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.

Joplin Disaster Relief 2011 Film

First Presbyterian Church in New Castle is hosting an evening of refreshments and viewing the movie “Joplin Disaster 2011” with a time for questions and answers with Curt Savage on Saturday, October 8th at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Blood Drive for the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh

Mt. Hermon, in collaboration with Princeton Memorial, Oak Grove, and Center, NC will host a blood drive on Monday, October 10th from 2-7 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Mt. Hermon (3116 Frew Mill Rd.)  All blood types are needed, and donated blood will go to local hospitals.  If you wish to donate, leave a message on the Mt. Hermon Church answering service at 724-924-2737, identifying your name and telephone number.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 25th at Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church.  Please contact the church at 724-667-7258 if you wish to volunteer.

Rummage Sale

The Willing Workers Class at Northminster Presbyterian Church will be holding their annual rummage sale on Saturday, October 8th from 9 AM to 2 PM.  It will feature clothing, jewelry, and books.

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.

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