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Coming Events

February 21- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
February 22- 3:00 PM Vietnam Group Conference Call, Presbytery Office
February 28- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, Grove City College 


Doris Stanley’s (Jamestown) father passed away.

Annual Report Deadline Tomorrow!

GA Online Statistics need to be completed by midnight tomorrow night, February 22nd!  So far, 68% of our 68 churches have completed those reports.  We are also still missing Presbytery reports from more than half of our churches — they were due on January 31st — please submit them as soon as possible.  NOTE: If you have not submitted a report, but want your elders included in the necrology list at next week’s Presbytery meeting, please submit the names to Autumn at office@shenango.org before Friday of this week!

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.
Spring Clean-up Days at Westminster Highlands and Camp Lambec

Spring Volunteer Work Days have been set for both sites. The dates are as follows: Westminster Highlands, Saturday, May 5 and Camp Lambec, Saturday, May 12. Works may arrive beginning at 9 a.m. at both sites and can work as many hours as they like. Volunteers able to spend an hour or two are just as welcome as those who are able to stay all day. Individuals as well as large groups participate. There is sure to be something for everyone to do!  A list of jobs will be available from the facility manager at each site. Choose any item(s) that fit with your time frame and skill set. Jobs range from clearing trails and cleaning cabins to cutting down trees or repairing roofs.  Workers will be treated to lunch on both work days as a thank you from CAPNWP for all their hard work.  Please join us in helping get YOUR camps ready for summer!

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 onEast Main’s website under Ministries and Women’s Ministries or contact Amy Biddle at 724-458-8270.

Greetings from the Mission Team of Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church.
We are hoping to return to one of our mission partnerships by going to Hardrock, AZ to help the Navajo nation with another building project. We are somewhat short of younger men at our church that are able to goto complete our team. Therefore we are looking for help from other interested churches. We are in need of 6 to 8 more Christian men that are ready, willing and able to serve God in the capacity of carpentry, plumbing or electrical projects.   We are planning to go from May 5th thru May 12th.  If this is something you feel called to do, please contact us as follows: Jill at 724-992-1226 or Mark at 814-657-0128 if you are unable to reach either of us. You may call the church office 724-376-2630 for more information.  Ask for Beth, our pastor.

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.

Gary Tierno, “2 For One” at Cana’s

Gary Tierno, singer/guitarist will be appearing along with “2 For One” (a gospel/pop duo) at the coffeehouse on February 28th.  Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, 600 East State Street, Sharon, PA.  The coffeehouse is open from 7-9 PM the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  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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