November 30- 9:00 AM PMC Continuing Covenant Group, Presbytery Office
December 4-6 – Sudan Mission Network Meeting, Louisville, KY
Ismail and Alizabeth, our friends from Sudan, are here!
- December 4th-6th – they will be at the Sudan Network Meetings in Louisville, KY.
Register online for LeaderFest (January 14, 2012) – 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Advent Luncheon
The 14th Annual Community Advent Luncheon, hosted by First Presbyterian Church of New Castle, will be held Wednesday, December 14 at 12 noon. Speaker is Rev. Nathan Loudon. $5.00 donation for lunch. The event is sponsored by the Downtown New Castle Churches: First Christian Church; Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, and 1st Presbyterian. Reservations not needed, call the church office 724-652-7706 for more information.
The Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival
Presented by the Shenango Valley Chorale Madrigal Singers and the Sanctuary Choir, members and friends of First Presbyterian Church in Sharon, PA on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM. (600 E. State Street, Sharon). This magical afternoon features beautiful music, a story filled with wonder, and giving glory to God. Bring your family and friends – this Festival is presented a gift to the community.