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January 25- 2:00 PM Nile Valley Team, Presbytery Office
January 31- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
10:00 AM Special Committee to Monitor Denominational Issues, Presbytery Office 

Fellowship Gathering in Orlando

The group that attended the Fellowship Gathering last week has returned.  Information on opportunities to hear about their experience will follow in future eLinks.

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 teresakendall@mac.com) 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 athttp://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 atjasondunn@zoominternet.net 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:  david@pbylakeerie.org  Deadline for application: January 31, 2012

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