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Coming Events

February 15- 10:00 AM Conference Room reserved, Presbytery Office
1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
February 16- 1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington Church
February 17- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
February 21- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW 

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.
Teach English This Summer in Ethiopia
If you are trained as a teacher you are needed to teach English in Ethiopia this summer for 4 weeks.  Presbyterian missionary, Rich Hansen, has sent an appeal for this help.  Contact the Presbytery office for more information.  Deadline is April 15.
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

Women’s Retreat at East Main

Dr. Alice Palmer Mathews, a contributor to RBC ministry and the daily radio program Discover the Word, and current Academic Dean at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be the guest speaker for the 2012 Women’s Retreat at East Main Presbyterian Church on March 16-17.  Registration and details are available on East Main’s website under Ministries and Women’s Ministries or contact Amy Biddle at 724-458-8270.

Director of Choirs Wanted

Jamestown Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Choirs.  The full job description and application procedure can be found on their website, http://www.jamestownpresbyterian.org.

VBS Curriculum for Sale

Two complete Vacation Bible School Curriculum boxes for sale, all from Group Publishing: Egyptian Marketplace: Joseph, from Prison to Palace; and Nazareth Marketplace: When Jesus was a Kid.  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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