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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.