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This Week:

October 4- 3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office

Videos from The Fellowship of Presbyterians – Minneapolis

One of the best ways to get a sense of the vision of the Fellowship is through the videos of the plenary speakers.  This linkhttp://vimeo.com/user8497691/videos/sort:date will connect you to those.  All are important, but I would suggest especially Ken Bailey, Richard Mouw, and Jim Singleton.  –David Dawson

Get Your Tickets Now!

Building 429 will be at Westminster College on October 13th at 7 PM with special guests Leeland and Royal Tailor.  Tickets are only $15 or $25 (discounts for groups of 10 or more).  Don’t wait until the last minute–get your tickets now!  Call 724-946-7354.  More information is available on the News & Events page of the Presbytery website.

Presbyterian Peacemaker from Egypt

Meet Dr. Emad Razy Philobbos on Friday, October 7th at 7:00 PM at Leesburg Presbyterian Church (1831 Perry Highway, Volant), and hear what God is doing in Egypt.  Other opportunities to hear Dr. Philobbos at Westminster College’s Wallace Memorial Chapel include Friday morning, Oct. 7th at 11:40 AM and Sunday, Oct. 9th at 7:00 PM.

Housing Needed

A minister member of Presbytery is looking for modest cost housing in Lawrence County.  If you have a suggestion, please contact Dave Dawson.

“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.
God Has a Vision for Your Church!
On Saturday, October 22 from 9AM to Noon (followed by lunch) at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, you can discover how your church can better tune into what God is doing in the world today, take home “tools” you can use, and meet others with a shared vision.  Bring a group from your church!  Please RSVP to the Presbytery Office.  This workshop is a FREE event sponsored by the MCS Committee.
Help Hungry Families
To find out what the Presbyterian Church is doing and how your congregation can help address hunger issues in your community, visit the News & Events page of the Presbytery website for links and contact information that will help you connect with local distribution centers.

News from the Churches

Free Concert

Jonathan Michael Stanley, doctoral candidate in Organ and Church Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and son of Don and Doris Stanley (Jamestown) will present an organ recital at the Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 411 Liberty Street, Jamestown, PA  at 3:00 PM on Saturday, Oct. 8.  The recital will feature works by Bach, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Messiaen, Barber and Mulet.  There is no charge, but a free will offering will be received to benefit the church’s organ maintenance fund.

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.

Deborah Sanders Evangelist/Gospel Singer at Cana’s Corner

Deborah Sanders will once again appear at Cana’s Corner to bless your soul with beautiful heartfelt singing.  Join us on October 11th from 7-9 PM at 710 Carnegie Street (Sharon, PA), 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!


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