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Coming Events

May 17- 10:00 AM Budget & Finance Committee, Presbytery Office
 12:00 PM Mission, Communication, & Stewardship, New Wilmington PC
1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
7:00 PM Millenium Team, Presbytery Office
May 18- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
May 20- 6:00 PM Prayer Meeting for Sudan, Highland PC, New Castle 

Representatives from ECO Visiting Shenango Presbytery

Revs. Dana Allin and Bryan Wenger (click here for bios) will be in Shenango Presbytery to represent ECO (Covenant Fellowship of Evangelical Presbyterians) on June 5-6.  Several churches are considering ECO for a request for dismissal from the PC(USA) and Shenango Presbytery’s Special Committee on Denominational Issues is providing this assistance for their discernment.  A public meeting will be held at East Main Church (Grove City) at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 5.  There will be opportunities for individual sessions and others to meet with Dana and Bryan on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.  Contact the Presbytery office if you would like to be included.

New Director of Outdoor Ministries Hired for Lambec and Westminster Highlands

Scott Henderson has begun as the new director for the Presbyterian Camping Association.  (Bill Mills will continue as interim through the summer program so that Scott can get acclimated.)  Scott comes with extensive experience in business as well as executive director in three Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center settings.  We hope to be able to introduce him at the June 26 Presbytery meeting.  He will also be introduced at the August 4 “Highland Rocks” event.

The Right Now, Right Here Missional Project

How are you and your congregation doing with the emerging focus of ministry outside the doors of your church?  building relationships with people who don’t go to church?  building relationships with people who have questions about Jesus, or who don’t know about Jesus at all?  How would you like to do better?  A missional experiment is beginning in Shenango Presbytery, right here, right now.  Interested pastors, elder, mission team representatives, etc. have begun discussions and planning to have Rev. Dr. Angel De La Cruz work as an outreach ministry in our Presbytery.  If you would like to be part of this missional experiment come to the next meeting on Sunday, June 3rd at 6:00 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer, PA.

News From the Churches

“Hands and Feet of God”…a one day women’s retreat led by Pastor Robbie Arnold of First Presbyterian Church, Sharpsville, PA

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Location of event and Sponsored by: First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State Street, Sharon, PA
Reservations required by calling 724/981-2211; Reservations are limited to 20 women.  Cost: $20 (Includes lunch, hand massage by a licensed therapist, live music and a fruit smoothie)  Pastor Robbie has created a thought-provoking study based on Scripture and centered on lesser recognized ways of being the hands and feet of God in the world.

Ham Loaf Dinner

Bessemer Presbyterian Church (29 N. Main St., Bessemer, PA) will be holding a Ham Loaf Dinner on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 5-7 PM.  Adults $8.00, Children 6-12 $4.00, Children 5 and under FREE.  Take Outs will be available!  Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the church office at 724-667-7255.  Limited number of tickets will be sold at the door!  All proceeds from this dinner benefit the Bessemer Presbyterian Church Building Fund.  Questions, call Beth Ann Nord at 724-667-7255 on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings 9-12 noon.

Choir Director Wanted

Are you looking for a fun and blessed challenge in the church?  Please consider coming to work at Shenango Presbyterian Church beginning in August of 2012. We are looking for a director to lead our choir.  We enjoy Christmas and Easter cantatas, we have the possibility of chime and children’s choirs too.  We are fun and flexible.  This is a paid position.  Please call Amy Na 724-654-2322 or 724-510-4357 for more information.

Pasta Dinner

Sunday, May 20th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at Christ Presbyterian Church, 325 Spring Avenue, Ellwood City.  Dinner includes pasta and meatballs (vegetarian sauce available), salad, bread, dessert, and beverage.  $7.00- 10 years and older.  $3.00 ages 5-9.  Under 5 FREE.  All proceeds will benefit Pastor Tod Custer’s trip to receive his Master Chaplain Certificate in Spokane, WA.

Report from Members of Recent Dominican Republic Trip

Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church will sponsor a review from the members who attended the Dominican Republic this year to tell how your money can make a difference.  The meeting will be held in the Assembly Room of Clen-Moore Church at 11:30, Sunday May 20 with a light lunch.  Come see what a huge difference a small donation can make to those who don’t even have a floor in their homes.

Musician Wanted

North Sewickley Presbyterian Church, 106 Chapel Dr., Ellwood City is seeking a musician to play their Electric Piano for services and events at the church.  Please contact them at nspc@zoominternet.net or 724-752-1272.

Cana’s Corner Hosts “2 For One” and “Treasured Hymns Ministry”

Come and join us as Cana’s Corner (1st Presbyterian Church of Sharon, 600 East State Street) hosts two more of the area’s finest musical groups.  7-9 PM on May 22nd “2 For One” will be singing some of your favorite praise and worship songs followed by favorite oldies, while “Treasured Hymns Ministry” will be singing some of your favorite hymns.  You won’t want to miss this concert!  Refreshments are free.  Free will offering will be taken.

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