May 28- OFFICE CLOSED, Memorial Day Observed
May 29- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
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.
Preliminary Announcement for GA Bus Trips
- Saturday, June 30: Opening Worship, Exhibit Hall, Moderator Election
- Wednesday, July 4: Seminary Lunches, Exhibit Hall, Plenary Sessions, Fireworks
Lunch Conversations for Pastors
What’s going on in Shenango Presbytery these days? Why stay in the PC(USA) at this point in time? What does my congregation need from the Presbytery in this strange new season? If these or related questions resonate with you, you are invited to join three pastors in the Presbytery for lunch and conversation on Thursday, June 7, 11:30 AM at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. Food will be provided. Hosted by Bill Crooks, Ralph Hawkins, and Glenn Hink. RSVP to email@example.com. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-946-3541.
45 Pastors Attend Retreat
Ron Scates, pastor at 4,800-member Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas led the pastors retreat last week. He reflected with us on keeping Sabbath, preaching and your anchor in the storm. Monday evening was spent discussing denominational issues and what questions need discussed about affiliating with the Fellowship of Presbyterians.
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
Word Centered Church in New Location
Word Centered will be sharing the building of the Bethlehem Church in Sharon (710 Carnegie Street…Wengler School and Park) beginning this Sunday, which is Pentecost. Bethlehem will worship at 9:30 AM and Word Centered will worship at 11 AM.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.