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Coming Events

February 7- 9:30 AM Council, Shenango Presbyterian Church
3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
February 9- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office 

**Watch for a special eLink tomorrow from Presbytery Council!**

New Pastors Installed

  • Rev. Christopher Matthewson was installed as pastor at Covenant Church in Sharon on January 29.
  • Rev. Augie Hurst was installed as pastor at Lebanon Church on February 5.
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.
Review of Ministerial Ethics
We need to pause occasionally and reflect on the ethical issues that we face everyday.  There will be an opportunity to do that in cooperation with Pittsburgh Presbytery.  Issues like boundaries, confidentiality, safety for children and youth, finances, etc. will be considered.  Please click on this link to indicate what would most interest you:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z7V6QTZ.
Relevant Church in a Changing World
is the theme of this year’s World Mission Initiative Conference.  Participants will have three Keynote speakers (Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell of the PCUSA World Missions Division, Dr. John Azumah a specialist in Christian-Islam relations, and Chris Shaw co-author of Jesus for President) and 18 workshops to choose from March 23-24 on the campus of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Registration is $35 (meals are extra) and the deadline is March 9th.  As a sponsor church, pay $140 and send an unlimited number of members from your church – a great value!  For more information, visit http://www.worldmissioninitiative.org or pick up a flyer at the Presbytery Office.

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.

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.

Cana’s Corner Special Valentine Concert

Come and join in a night filled with good music on February 14th from 7-9 PM at the Coffeehouse.  “Grace Notes”, a female barbershop quartet, Art and Jan Reichenfeld, violinists who play with the Greenville Symphony, and “Treasured Hymns Ministry” who have been with us before will all be in concert.  There will be special goodies to celebrate this event and day.  We are located at the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon (600 E. State Street).  A free will offering will be taken.

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

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