eLink News

Coming Events

January 31- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
10:00 AM Special Committee to Monitor Denominational Issues, Presbytery Office
February 1- 9:00 AM PMC Continuing Covenant, Presbytery Office
 February 6- 4:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
February 7- 9:30 AM Council, Shenango Presbyterian Church
3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office 

What Happened in Orlando (Fellowship of Presbyterians gathering)?

Many of the 19 participants from Shenango Presbytery, that participated in the Fellowship of Presbyterians gathering in Orlando, met this afternoon to debrief the experience.  There will be a special eLink tomorrow announcing plans to hear from them.


  • Bud Green is in Jameson Hospital with pneumonia.
  • Jim Wigley is in Jameson Hospital, anticipating a move to Shenango SeniorCare.
  • Mahoning Church honored Bob Dayton’s retirement with a luncheon after worship on Sunday, January 29th.
Prayer for Group Going to the Sudan
Three Sudanese leaders (Tut, Ismail and Alizabeth) spent time with us this past fall.  We heard of the huge challenges faced by the Sudanese church in both the Sudan (north) and the new Republic of the South Sudan.  Steve and Brenda Stelle (Faith Church), Dave Dawson, and Sylvia Carlson (Redstone Presbytery) will join Michael Weller (Regional Liason) who will come from Ethiopia for a visit in Khartoum during the first week of March.  Please pray for the visit of “presence” with Sudanese sisters and brothers.

News From the Churches

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.

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.

VBS Curriculum for Sale

Four complete Vacation Bible School Curriculum boxes for sale, all from Group Publishing: Crocodile Dock; Egyptian Marketplace: Joseph, from Prison to Palace; Nazareth Marketplace: When Jesus was a Kid; Power Lab.  These normally cost about $125-$140 each, but First Presbyterian Church of Sharon is offering them for $50 each (willing to take offers).  Please contact Debbie Derrenbacher at 724-981-2211 ext. 3 or dcm@1stpcs.org for more information.

Published by shenangopresby

The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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