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This Week:

November 22- 10:00 AM Dismissal Teams Orientation (Alternate Date), Presbytery Office
November 24-25 OFFICE CLOSED, Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27-
6:00-7:30 PM Sudan Youth Event, Shenango Presbyterian Church
November 29-
3:00 PM Vietnam Group Conference Call, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
November 30-
9:00 AM PMC Continuing Covenant Group, Presbytery Office 

Ismail and Alizabeth, our friends from Sudan, are here!

 Check their schedule below and come hear them speak about what is going on in Sudan!
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at 6:30 PM – dessert and coffee at Highland Presbyterian Church in New Castle.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 10 AM – continuing the conversation from the Pastor Retreat at the Dawson home (30 Willow Drive, New Wilmington)
  • Saturday, Nov. 26th at 7 PM – dessert at Beth Arnold’s home in Sandy Lake.
  • Sunday, Nov. 27th – they will be preaching during worship at Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church.  At 6 PM there will be a youth event at Shenango Presbyterian Church in Neshannock Twp.  7th-12th graders are welcome!
  • December 4th-6th – they will be at the Sudan Network Meetings in Louisville, KY.
Presbytery-Wide Youth Event…
for 7th-12th graders and individuals interested in the topic on Sunday, November 27th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Shenango Presbyterian Church (3144 Wilmington Road, New Castle).  Be inspired by the experiences and testimony of a Christian couple from across the globe, Ismail and Alizabeth, who are visiting us from the Sudan.  You will also have an opportunity to ask them questions as well as enjoying some of the native foods and pizza.  You don’t want to miss this engaging cultural experience!

Westminster College’s Global Gift Market
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 10 AM – 7 PM in the McKelvey Campus Center, sponsored by the Young Presbyterian Scholars Program.  Choose from a wide variety of gifts that change lives, from medical supplies to school supplies to farming equipment to micro-loans.  Also featuring items from The Silk Road in New Wilmington.

Online Registration for LeaderFest Now Open!

Register online for LeaderFest – it’s fast, easy, and will help you be among the first registered for those classes offering free books to the first 50 registrants.  Click here, or click on the red button on the Presbytery homepage to complete the registration form.  Your registration fee can either be mailed to the Presbytery office, or you can bring it with you to LeaderFest in January.

News from the Churches

“Blue Christmas Service”

For many people, the approaching Christmas holidays do not bring with them the joy and merriment that is advertised on television or in greeting cards.  Some persons are experiencing losses of various kinds, and may be grieving.  New Wilmington Presbyterian Church will be offering a “Blue Christmas Service” on Sunday, December 4th at 5:30 PM.  This service will offer an opportunity to gather for a quiet time of hope and celebration in the midst of any experiences of sadness or stress.  This time is less about colored lights, and more about Jesus, the Light who shines into our darkness.  This worship is less about sparkling holiday cheer and more about finding stillness and divine strength.  Open to the community, we encourage you to invite any family or friends who may find Christmas a difficult season.

Living Nativity

Westfield Church (Rt. 108 just west of Mt. Jackson) will host a living nativity on Saturday, December 3rd from 6-8 PM.  This holiday drive-through experience features carolers, live actors and animals, and over 1000 luminaries.  Invite your neighbors, friends, and relatives to attend this free gift to the community. Questions?  Contact us at 724-667-7045 or office@westfieldchurch.org.

Treasured Hymns Ministry to Appear at Cana’s Corner

“Treasured Hymns Ministry”, father and son group from East Palestine, OH will be with us singing medleys of your favorite hymns on Tuesday, November 22nd.  The coffeehouse meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 7-9 PM.  We are located at 710 Carnegie Street, Sharon, across from the Wengler baseball field.  For more information, call 724-866-3061 and ask for Robyn.  Hope to see you all there!

Church Musician Available

Robyn Ruth is a church musician who is available for service in congregations.  She has been a worship director, solo artist, substitute pianist, choir director, and speaker for church groups.  Contact her at 724-866-3061 or office@1stpcs.org.

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