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Don McClure Lectures at Pittsburgh Seminary

The annual McClure Lectures will feature Dr. Anne-Marie Kool, Professor of Missiology at Karoli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.  You are invited to these free lectures entitled, “European Churches’ Perspectives on Mission Among the Roma People” September 24-25, 2012 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Lectures at 11:30 AM, 4:30 PM, and 7:30 PM on the 24th.  The World Mission Initiative Dinner is at 6 PM.  To make dinner reservations ($12) and for more information, contact ConEd@pts.edu or 412-924-1345.

Growing Into Tomorrow…Today – a Retirement Seminar from the Board of Pensions

November 7-8, 2012 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Explore the steps you can take today to plan for your best retirement tomorrow.  Register online by October 12 at http://www.pensions.org/seminars.  No charge for BOP members…refreshments and lodging extra.

Render Unto Caesar: Tax Planning Seminar from the Board of Pensions

November 6, 2012 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Explore clergy taxes and terms of call issues, ensuring that you are taking advantage of the available options and filing correctly for tax purposes.  Register online at http://www.pensions.org/seminars.  No charge for BOP members…refreshments and lodging extra.

Wee Kirk NE

Now is the time to register for “Wee Kirk NE” — which will be October 15-16-17 at the Laurelville Conference Center near Mt. Pleasant, PA.  This is a great time of inspiration and refreshment.  ALL people from small churches are invited to attend.  Cost is $75 a couple or $50 for single.  Flyers are available.  This is a ministry of Presbyterians for Renewal.

Mission Adventure

MISSION ADVENTURE is looking for volunteers for a work trip to WORLD VISION – APPALACHIA in Philippi, West Virginia Sunday, September 16, 2012 (depart in the afternoon) to Friday, September 21, 2012.  The mission work trip will have work projects out in the community doing home improvements/repairs.  OR work at the WorldVision Warehouse – sorting and packing clothes or work in the materials warehouse.  Carpooling: leave Sunday afternoon (less than 3-1/2 hour drive); Lodging: Philippi Inn (ie. Super 8); Meals: Breakfast-self-pay next door to Inn, Lunch- provided (bagged lunch), Dinner- self-pay at local establishments.  Cost: $300.00 per person double-occupancy (this includes a $125.00 per person volunteer fee to WorldVision for work project materials).  Registration: Due Friday, September 7 – email: MissionAdventure@zoominternet.net or call Tom Kaufman at 724-651-4323.

New Castle Area Clergy

PC(USA) clergy of the greater New Castle area will meet in Eat’N Park at 8:00 AM on 9/6/12 and 9/20/12 — and later on the first & third Thursdays — for breakfast, fellowship, and discussion of current joys and concerns.  A guideline (among others): These 60-minute experiences can be significant for all pastors whose parishioners gravitate toward New Castle for healthcare and other services.  Welcome!

Rathburn Hall Opens at Grove City College

Rathburn Hall, the new center for Christian ministries, has opened on the Grove City College campus.  Chaplain, Stan Keehlwetter, invites congregations to utilize this facility for session retreats and other activities.  Catering services are available.  Contact Stan at 724-458-2142 or fskeehlwetter@gcc.edu or Chapel Secretary Donna Cales at 724-458-2143 or djcales@gcc.edu.

 

ENGAGE Workshop Coming Soon – Register Now!

Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Leesburg Presbyterian Church from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, join the Evangelism Committee for a special workshop with Ray Jones returning from the Office of Evangelism and Church Growth in Louisville.  This workshop will focus on the newly revised Engage Resource.  Topics to be addressed include Engage the Gospel, Engage Discipleship, Engage Mission, How to Use the Engage Resource, Walking Through a Gathering, and Next Steps.  There is no registration fee.  Lunch will be provided as will copies of the new Engage resource for each participant.  To register, please call or email the Presbytery Office with the number attending from your congregation – office@shenango.org or 724-528-1610.  SHENANGO ENGAGE WORKSHOP 2 fLYER – 2

News from the Churches

Financial Peace University

New Wilmington Presbyterian Church will be offering Financial Peace University.  Classes begin September 16, 2012 at 7 PM.  Anyone interested can go towww.nwpresby.org for more information.

Church Basement Sale at Enon

39th Annual Church Basement Sale will be held at Enon Presbyterian Church, 230 Church Street, Enon Valley, PA  16120 on September 13, 14, 15 from 9 AM to 3 PM dailly.  Many treasures are to be found at our annual sale including: books, furniture, toys, household goods, collectibles and more.  A lunch counter will be available daily.  Bake sale also included.  The sale is sponsored by the Women’s Association and the majority of the profit goes to fund our local, national and international mission giving.

Special Event @ Unity – World Communion Weekend

World Communion Weekend – October 6 & 7, 2012, Unity Presbyterian Church presents Carmen Fowler-LaBerge, President and Executive Director for the Presbyterian Lay Committee, “Making Christ Known In The Breaking Of Bread” Luke 24:13-15.  Space is limited!  Saturday evening will be a presentation of the Luke passage.  Everyone with questions is invited to the Sunday morning event.  “Friend” Unity Presbyterian Church on Facebook for more information.

Musician Wanted

Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermitage is looking for both an organist and a choir director.  If you are interested, or know a musician who might be interested in either of the positions, please contact the church at office@faithpc.net or 724-962-4155.

Church Financial Secretary @ Tower PC, Grove City

Part-time position max of 24 hours per week.  Two years broad accounting experience, computer skills with accounting programs necessary.  Church Windows software helpful.  Prepares monthly/semi-monthly financial reports, be fidelity bondable, accounts receivable/payable, accurate record keeping.  Absolute confidentiality a must.  Hourly wage negotiable.  Send cover letter and resume totpchr012@zoominternet.net.

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