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This Week:

  • November 1- 1:30 PM Nile Valley Group, Presbytery Office

Note: The November Presbytery Meeting will be held at First Church, Sharon, not at Word Centered Fellowship (Bethlehem Campus) as previously published.  Further details about the meeting will be sent later this week.

Lois Finney, Former Missionary in Egypt

Lois Finney passed away at Shenango SeniorCare on October 29.  She had served for many years as a missionary in Egypt and was a member of Bethany Church.  She was also active in the formation of the Sudan Partnership.

Relief for Hurricane Sandy

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is already responding to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.  Your One Great Hour of Sharing offerings are being used and much more is expected through more contributions from churches and individuals.  You can give online, http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/pda/hurricane-sandy/, or you can send funds through the Shenango Presbytery Office for Hurricane Sandy Relief #DR000187.

Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather Baby Born in South Sudan

Shelvis and Nancy are missionaries in South Sudan and their first child was recently born there.  Click [here] to read this amazing story.

Orphan Children Trauma and Healing Center, South Sudan

Click here to read about a special opportunity to provide some simple Christmas gifts to children in South Sudan this December.  Note: The second side of this bulletin insert will be available soon.

“Shroud Encounter” at Westminster College

Coming to: Westminster College on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 PM in the Wallace Memorial Chapel.  Admission is Free.  Could an ancient Jewish linen cloth be the actual burial shroud of Jesus?  Could the Shroud of Turin be a document of the crucifixion?  Is that even possible? Or is it nothing more than a medieval hoax?  For hundreds of years this ancient linen cloth etched with the faint image of a crucified man has mystified millions.  It continues to speak from centuries past challenging us to unlock its many secrets.  Nearly every scientific regimen has been employed to unravel the mystery and yet it remains unsolved.   Shroud Encounter is a dramatic big-screen experience.  Each clue is revealed and examined like a CSI Investigation leading deeper into its maze of mystery and intrigue.   Explore this profound enigma with Russ Breault, one of the world’s leading experts captivating audiences coast to coast and seen in numerous documentaries including The History Channel, Discovery and CBS.   Don’t miss Shroud Encounter!

Ruling Elders in the Grove City Area

The Regional Elder Training (Elder 101) is coming to Tower Church in Grove City on Saturday, November 10th from 10AM-NOON.  This is a great training event for the whole Session, for your rookie and experienced elders, or for the up-and-coming elder you just elected.  Questions?  Call Teresa Kendall at 724-758-5977.

Special Chapel to Honor and Celebrate America’s Veterans

Join us on Friday, November 9th at 11:40 AM in Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, as we honor and celebrate our veterans with a concert of patriotic music from the Westminster Wind Ensemble and Combined Choirs, and special guest speaker, Iraq Veteran, SFC Raymond Corvino, HHB 1-107 FA.  Admission is Free.

Community Thanksgiving Worship

Westminster College Office of Faith & Spirituality and the New Wilmington Ministerium extends a cordial invitation to the community to attend a joint Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM in Wallace Memorial Chapel, Westminster College.  Come and share with our brothers and sisters in Christ as we give thanks for our community and the blessings given to each of us from God.  Guest speakers: Jim & Amy Schneider (Eyes of Faith), and Mimi Prada (Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County), with music by the Westminster Jazz Quartet.  Canned goods and offering will be received to support the Pittsburgh Food Bank, the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County, and Eyes of Faith.

News from the Churches

All Aboard Christmas Bazaar – November 3, 2012, 9-2 at Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City

Hop on board for this year’s exciting bazaar!!  Many favorites will be returning like the miniature trains display, pie booth, used books, jewelry, crafts, and of course delicious food at the Whistle Stop Cafe and bake sale.  By request, THE CHAPEL QUILT SHOW returns this year also.  New this year: Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus – 11 AM – 1 PM, Collectible Corner and a Silent Auction.  For picture reservations or to order soup to go, call the church office at 724-458-7260.

Spaghetti Dinner at Northminster

Semi-Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, November 3rd from 4:30 – 7:00 PM.  Take-out is available!  Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-10), ages 2 and under FREE.  Dinner includes drink, salad, bread, spaghetti, meatballs, and dessert.

Spaghetti Fundraiser Lunch

New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, this Sunday, November 4th to benefit a Westminster College student and her siblings, whose parents tragically died in a car accident last spring.  NWPC is partnering with Westminster College Student Government and the Sigma Kappa Sorority to host this lunch in their Social Hall from Noon to 2 PM.  All proceeds will help defray lingering funeral costs and offer educational support.  For more information, contact the NWPC church office at 724-946-3541 or office@nwpresby.org.

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