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Coming Events

March 8- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee Meeting, Presbytery Office
March 13- 3:30 PM Nominating Committee Meeting, Presbytery Office

PDA Responding to Storms and Tornadoes

A powerful storm system spawning multiple tornadoes moved through the Midwest down to the southern parts of the United States from February 28 to March 3, 2012. Hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged, and at least 50 people died from the storms.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding by providing One Great Hour of Sharing funds to several of the affected presbyteries as they respond within their communities.  How can you help?  Give…send monetary donations to the Presbytery of Shenango office and mark “DR000015” in the memo portion of the check.  Act…Contact PDA at 866-732-6121 to let them know of your interest in volunteering to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts.  Pray…pray for those in the storm-stricken communities, pray for strength for those offering assistance, and for those who will participate in recovery efforts in the coming days and months.

Shenango Presbytery in the Mission Yearbook

Our Presbytery will be featured in the Mission Yearbook tomorrow…read the article here.

Economic Growth Projected

The economic winds are blowing in a new direction in Lawrence and Mercer counties for the first time in 50 years.  How does this affect your church?  What do you need to do because of the economic growth from gas and race track infusion of capital?  What are the demographic impacts?  For more information come to First Presbyterian Church of Sharon at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 15.  Contact office@shenango.org to indicate your attendance.  Read the flyer.
Hear What God is Doing in Vietnam and How You May Join Him
Opportunities to meet Paul Friesen, Regional Liason for Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam…Sunday, March 25 at Tower Presbyterian Church in Grove City at the 8:30 and 11:00 services, and Tuesday, March 27th at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church for dinner at 5:30-7:00 PM (please RSVP for the dinner at 724-946-3541 or office@nwpresby.org).
A Reformed New Testament Theology Group
with Professor Kang Na of Westminster College is forming to study New Testament theological themes and how these themes are informed by Scripture including the Greek New Testament.  This group will be picking themes to study and the New Testament passages that inform these themes.  Prior Greek knowledge is not necessary.  History of Biblical interpretation will be part of this study.  Beginning with 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and studying eschatology (last things), the group will meet every other week, starting March 21st, on Wednesday mornings at Westminster College.  Then we will move into 1 Corinthians 15 studying Christology, soteriology (salvation), and current “hot topics”.  All are welcome to attend.  No commitment is necessary.  Contact Aaron Christy at Clen-Moore Church to sign-up or with any questions at dyfmclenmoore@gmail.com.
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

Messiah College Concert Choir

Faith Presbyterian Church is hosting the Messiah College Concert Choir.  The 44-voice choir will present sacred and secular musical selections on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 PM.  The concert is free and everyone is invited.  Faith Church is holding the concert as part of their 175th anniversary of the founding of their church.  The church is located at 2370 North Hermitage Road in Hermitage.

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.

Youth Director Wanted

Coolspring Church has an opening for a Youth Director.  This position is a paid part-time position.  This person will be working with youth from 4th-12th grade in two groups.  The successful candidate will enjoy working with young people, will be able to involve the adults of the church in Youth Ministry, and will display a mature Christian faith.  Interested applicants should submit a resume or a letter of interest to Coolspring Presbyterian Church, 787 Coolspring Church Road, Mercer, PA  16137 or by email to coolspringpc@windstream.net.

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.

2012 Mission Trip to Slovakia

Join Dave and Anne Dayton on a mission trip to Slovakia June 10-25, 2012.  The trip, which is sponsored by East Main Presbyterian Church and Slovak Folk Crafts includes a two week work camp in Hermanovce, Slovakia and costs approximately $2,895 per person.  If interested, please contact anne@daytons.org or call 724-458-9215 for more information.

Rick Bruning, “Divine Delay” at Cana’s

Rick Bruning, singer/guitarist will be appearing along with “Divine Delay” ( a male trio from the Jamestown area) at the coffeehouse on March 13th.  We will be having special St. Patrick’s Day treats for you.  Cana’s Corner Coffeehouse is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, 600 E. 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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