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This Week:

February 19- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Presbytery Office
February 20- 9:30 AM Personnel Reviews, Presbytery Office
February 26- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, Westminster College

Annual Reports – Deadline is TOMORROW!

The GA online statistical program is active at http://oga.pcusa.org/stats.  Clerks will use the same “user name” and “password” as last year.  Please note the the password should contain an “!” and is case-sensitive.  The deadline for entering your statistical information is February 20, 2013 at midnight.    If you have forgotten your user name and password, please call or email the Presbytery office.

Future in Shenango Presbytery

An open conversation with pastors (plans for elders involvement being developed) called “Moving Forward” is reflecting on or situation in the denomination and discussing a theological statement that could have wide support in Shenango Presbytery.  The group will be gathering again for lunch on February 20 at 12 PM at Trinity Church in Mercer.  There is a $5.00 suggested donation for lunch and RSVPs are appreciated.  If you are planning to attend, please contact Rev. Bill Crooks at 724-662-2680 or wpcrooks@yahoo.com.

Prayer for Sudan Travelers

Bill and Miriam Gwin and Judy Veon leave today representing Shenango Presbytery on a trip to the South Sudan.  They will be in Juba, the capital of this newest country in the world.  The challenges faced by the church in the South Sudan are different, but as great as those who remain in the Sudan (north-Khartoum).  Please pray personally and in your church this coming Sunday for Bill, Miriam, Judy, and our partners in the Sudan and South Sudan.

Income Tax Information for Ministers

The Board of Pensions provides this online webinar which covers some basics for income tax https://pensions.adobeconnect.com/_a701962636/taxtips2012.

Important Seminars from the Board of Pensions

The Board of Pensions has for many years offered important seminars for pastors and spouses that have been a great help to many.

  • Render Unto Caesar – clergy taxes – April 12 at Beaver Butler Presbytery in Zelienople
  • Growing into Tomorrow…Today – anticipating retirement for those over 50 years of age – April 10-11 at Beaver Butler

You can get more details from the Presbytery Office or online at www.pensions.org/seminars.  Registration deadline is March 8.

News From The Churches

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.

Organist/Accompanist Wanted

Searching for organist/accompanist for Jamestown, PA, Presbyterian Church. Salary commensurate with ability and experience. See job description at www.jamestownpresbyterian.org

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 singing and church.  Please contact Amy Na at 724-654-2322.

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The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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