January 19- 12:00 PM MCS Committee, New Wilmington PC
1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
January 20- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
January 25- 2:00 PM Nile Valley Team, Presbytery Office
Fellowship Gathering in Orlando
The following people are attending the Fellowship of Presbyterians gathering in Orlando, FL from January 18-20, 2012…Amy Na, Gary and Cheryl Waguespack, Jason Schepp, Evan Ernst, Chuck Alborn, Jim and Doreen Latta, Glenn and Jeanne Hink, Bob Bardeen, Virginia Phillips, Ralph Hawkins, Bill and Amy Hoffman, Mike Jackson, Van Campbell, & Dave and Joan Dawson. Please be in prayer for this group as they meet over the next few days.
Help With Your Taxes: Pastors and Church Treasurers
While taxes may be one of the few certainties in life, the same can’t be said of tax laws – they can, and often do change. The Board of Pensions provides help. Visit the online Tax Resource Center for members or treasurers and administrators athttp://www.pensions.org and refer to the Tax Tips Webcast. Also look for Tax Guide for Ministers and the Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches in the 2011 tax year.
Shenango Women Clergy:
Including members-at-large, seminary students, commissioned lay pastors, and pastors – are welcome to a brunch and conversation on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 10-noon in the Community Room at Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare (238 S. Market St., New Wilmington). You may contact Amy Na (724-654-2322 AmyLNa@yahoo.com) or Teresa Kendall (724-799-9931 firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Please make your reservation with either Teresa or Amy by January 25th. The menu will include baked egg casserole, bacon & sausage, home fries, Belgian waffles w/ toppings, cinnamon rolls and danish, coffee/tea/water/OJ. The cost is $5.99 per person.
The End of Sexual Identity? A Seminar with anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris
Saturday, January 28th from 10 AM – 3:30 PM at the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community (2700 Jane St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203), sponsored by the Upper Room New Church Development of Pittsburgh. Suggested donation is $10. Register at http://www.endofsexualidentity.eventbrite.com.
News from the Churches
Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey coming to Shenango Presbyterian Church
Make plans now to join Shenango Presbyterian Church for a financial seminar (DVD lectures) that lasts 13 weeks (January 29 – May 20). The class is $93 per family and includes all materials and a lifetime membership in Dave Ramsey’s school. More information is available on the News & Events page of the Presbytery website.
Attention Youth Leaders:
Winter Weekend 2012: Olympic Faith is coming up on February 24-26 at Seneca Hills Bible Camp. This is a retreat for youth 7th grade and up. This year’s main speaker is Ben Murray from Logos Academy in York, PA. Worship will be led by Grove City’s Vince Anastasi. For more information email Jason Dunn email@example.com or call 724-992-3693. Check us out on Facebook as well, https://m.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_273435596051123&slog=1935347165&seq=1536064230&fbtype=69&refid=46&m_sess=1okJHSREDQStMA.
Red Cross Blood Drive – date change
Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 25th from 1-6 PM. Those who would like to volunteer can contact Joanna Barr at 724-667-7188 or the church office at 724-667-7258.
Part-Time Youth Director
Bethany Church is seeking a Part Time Youth Director who will provide leadership of the 7th through 12th grade youth programs by working with the Session and Christian Education Committee to provide plans, organization, resources and direction for the Christian Education programs for the youth ministry and training for lay persons for the task of teaching and leading Christian Education in a shared capacity. This is a a part-time 20 hours per week position that requires the candidate to work Sunday evenings. A job description is available at the church office. Please submit by end of business on Wednesday, January 31, 2012 a cover letter, resume and names of two references to Bethany Presbyterian Church, Attention Diana Eperthener, 100 West Venango Street, Mercer, PA 16137.
Terry Leonard/Rev. Rick Nelson to appear at Cana’s Corner
On January 24, 2012, we welcome you to Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse at First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, located at 600 E. State Street, from 7-9 pM. Our musicians will be Terry Leonard, who has appeared before at the coffeehouse, and we welcome Rev. Rick Nelson from the White Chapel United Methodist Church. A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of our musicians and the food. We look forward to an exciting year of the Lord blessing us with music once again.
Position Opening: Director of Outdoor Ministries, Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania
The CAPNWP is seeking a fulltime director of Camping Ministries. The Director will be directly responsible to the Board of Directors, representing four presbyteries of the PC, (U.S.A.) The successful candidate will possess skills in Administration, Human Resources, Financial Management, Program Development, Communication, Marketing and Fund Development. A proven track record in managing and redeveloping a Christian camping Program, is strongly preferred. A Christian commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, a working knowledge and appreciation of Presbyterian Tradition and reformed theology and a Bachelor’s degree or related experience in a field related to the position, are required. A competitive compensation package will be provided commensurate with the skills of the candidate and the demands of the position.
Additional information is available thru the association web site at:www.capnwp.org Interested candidates may send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for application: January 31, 2012