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IRS Mileage Rate to Increase

The mileage rate for 2013 will be 56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven.

Meet Leisa Wagstaff – New Missionary in South Sudan

Meet Leisa Wagstaff on the following occasions:

  • Tuesday, January 8 @ 7 PM at Trinity Church in Mercer
  • Wednesday, January 9 @ 7 PM at Northminster Church in New Castle

Leisa has been serving in Cameroon, but will be moving to South Sudan this summer.  You can learn more here: www.pcusa.org/leisa~wagstaff.

LeaderFest is Coming on Saturday, January 12, 2013

There is something for you at LeaderFest!  We will start gathering at 8:30 AM in Orr Auditorium at Westminster College for worship with Word Centered Fellowship, followed by two sets of seminars, including Bible studies, seminars with Dr. Kang Na and Ruling Elder Steve Plyler, and a Deacon seminar with Rev. Phil Chalfant.  We close with lunch at 1 PM.  Cost is $12 if you register before January 7th (this coming Monday!).  Registration is easy!  Ask your pastor or church secretary for a copy of the brochure, click on the red LeaderFest button on the Presbytery website (shenango.org), or just CLICK HERE!

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

Perspectives class is imminent- January 12 at 9 AM at Fountain Park Church in Cranberry, January 13 at 1 PM at Westminster College in New Wilmington, and January 13 at 5:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Clarion.  Not ready to commit to the entire course?  The first class is FREE and features Jen Haddox, familiar to many through New Wilmington Mission Conference and World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Taken the class already?  Come hear Jen and bring a friend or curious – first class is FREE and life-changing.

Scholarship funds are available from the Presbytery Office for the Perspectives course.  You must contact the Presbytery Office after you register for Perspectives in order to receive the $100 scholarship.

Winter Weekend 2013 — Friday, Feb 22nd thru Sunday, Feb 24th, 2013

Youth Groups are invited to join us once again at Seneca Hills Bible Camp for another great year of Winter Weekend.  Be challenged by our main speaker, local musician Jay Michael with worship led by Grove City based, Vince Anastasi and his family!  Be challenged by our workshop presenters and have a great time with some fun games and activities.  Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/457817690932198/ for upcoming information and contact Jason Dunn for registration and other questions, at 724-992-3693 or jasondunn@zoominternet.net.

Help Make Dreams Come True

Local Lawrence County senior organizations are teaming up with Twilight Wish Foundation to establish a chapter in Lawrence County and your help is needed.  Twilight Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that honors and enriches the lives of deserving seniors through wish granting celebrations that connect generations.  To learn more, join the discussion on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 1:30-3:00 PM at the Ben Franklin Early Learning Center, Second Floor Board Room, 815 Cunningham Ave., New Castle, PA  16101.

News From The Churches

Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival

Thou art invited to attend the 5th annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival at First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, 600 East State Street, on Sunday afternoon, January 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM.  Admission is free. A cookie and punch reception will be held after the performance.  Come and see the tradition, the pageantry, and hear the beautiful music!

Organist/Eventual Choir Director Wanted

Shenango Presbyterian Church is looking for an organist who would eventually lead their choir.  This is a part-time position.  They are seeking a faithful musician who is excited about music and singing and church.  Please contact Amy Na at 724-654-2322.

Choir Director Wanted

Faith Presbyterian Church is still looking for a choir director.  If you are interested, or know of a musician who might be interested, please contact the church atoffice@faithpc.net or 724-962-4155.

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