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This Week: 

  • April 23- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
  • April 24- 8:30 AM Security System Installation, Presbytery Office
    7:00 PM Mercer County Session Records Review, Bethany
  • April 25- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
    7:00 PM Lawrence County Session Records Review, Northminster
  • April 30- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, New Wilmington
    (NOTE: Council Minutes are now online.)

Christian Education Event Postponed

The event “The Bus Stops Here: A Hands-on Approach for Driving the Children’s Ministry Bus” scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 23rd has been postponed.  Please look for this workshop to be rescheduled at a future date.

Presbytery Survey of Elders Launched

All ruling elders (active and inactive) as well as all teaching elders and commissioned ruling elders are asked to NOW complete the survey at this link:


You can also access the online survey by clicking on the small red button that reads “Take the Elder Survey” on our homepage, http://www.shenango.org.  Please alert all ruling elders that NOW is the time to complete the survey.  The survey will end at midnight on April 30.

Letters with details have been mailed to pastors and clerks of session.  They are also available on the Presbytery webpage under Special Committee to Monitor Denominational Issues.

You can also see them here:

Survey Listening Sessions (with correction)

The following dates and places have been selected for Listening Sessions where all are invited to reflect on the results of the Presbytery survey which will be reviewed on May 15 at the New Wilmington Church at 7:00 pm.  Almost 500 persons have completed the survey as of today.

•           Sunday, May 19 @ 7 pm at Trinity, Mercer

•           Monday, May 20 @ 7 pm at Calvin, Ellwood City

•           Wednesday, May 22 @ 10 am at New Wilmington

•           Tuesday, May 28 @ 7 pm at First, New Castle

•           Thursday, May 30 @ 7 pm at Stoneboro


A Book Study Lunch Group Being Formed:

“The Juvenilization of American Christianity” by Thomas E. Bergler is a book that deals with research of youth in church & culture throughout the 20th century and how these findings have impacted the faith of today’s adults in the American church current.  It deals more with past trends & current implications, less with present trends & future implications, while giving practical advice for both youth workers and pastors.  Rev. Jim Mohr will be facilitating the group.  Weekly meetings will be  Wednesday’s over lunch in New Wilmington starting the first week of May.  Duration of the group will depend on the amount we agree to read each week (5-8 weeks).  Contact Aaron Christy at Clen-Moore P.C. with interest or via email:dyfmclenmoore@gmail.com.

South Sudan Missionaries Visiting April 26th-30th

Jacob and Aliamma George, missionaries in South Sudan will be in Shenango at the end of this month.  You can meet them and get to know about their ministry at these events:  Saturday, April 27th – 9-11AM breakfast at Ryder’s Restaurant just outside of New Wilmington (RSVP); Sunday, April 28th – 11AM worship at Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermitage, 5 PM light supper, program to follow at 6 PM at 3rd Presbyterian Church in New Castle (RSVP); Tuesday, April 30th – 6:30 PM Presbytery meeting at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church.  See this link for more information about the Georges visit and RSVP details.

Camp Lambec & Westminster Highlands Work Days

  • Westminster Highlands -May 4th, 9:30-2:30PM, lunch provided by CAPNWP
  • Camp Lambec – May 11th, 9:30-2:30PM, lunch provided by CAPNWP

Summer Staff Opportunities – Camp Lambec and Westminster Highlands

Seeking male and female staff, 18+ years old or older. CAPNWP will pay for lifeguard certification, provides CPR/First Aid certification training and extensive training before camp starts.  7-8 week seasonal employment from late June through August 3 includes salary, room and board. Great leadership experience, lots of opportunities to grown in mind, body and spirit sharing in the camps’ faith community. Some college students can receive in-service credit hours. CAPNWP staff can help with that documentation. Summer staff job description and application is available on the CAPNWP website:  http://www.capnwp.org/37/Seasonal.html.  Scroll down the page for the downloadable forms. Our call the CAPNWP office (724) 738-0058

Summer Camp at Camp Lambec and Westminster Highlands

Lots of great opportunities for a fun, meaningful week of summer camp for children, youth and families at both sites. New recreation options, new activities and a great summer curriculum. Some camperships are available based on need. Bring a friend and both you and your friend receive a discount. Children, youth and families who register for summer camp before April 30 receive an early registration discount. Summer camp brochure, schedule and online registration available athttp://www.capnwp.org/17/Summer+Camps.html  or call the CAPNWP office 724-738-0058 for a brochure or for help with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities
We have summer volunteer options available at both Camp Lambec and Westminster Highlands: weekly volunteer directors, volunteer counselors or support staff – all work with our Resident Director at each site. More information available at http://www.capnwp.org/37/Seasonal.html
Scroll down for the downloadable Volunteer Application. Call the CAPNWP office if you have any questions or need assistance 724-738-0058

Seasonal Food Service Employment – Camp Lambec
We are seeking a food service manager for Camp Lambec. Duties include planning and preparing meals Sunday dinner – Saturday breakfast. CAPNWP provides training and orientation. This is a really fun way to be a part of our summer camp program. Position includes salary. We can provide housing on site if needed. This can be annual, seasonal employment for the right person. If you know of someone or can refer someone please contact Scott Henderson at the CAPNWP office: scott.henderson@capnwp.org or 724-738-0058. A Summer Staff application form can be downloaded at http://www.capnwp.org/37/Seasonal.html

Highlands Rocks Family Festival
Highlands Rocks Family Festival will be held at Westminster Highlands June 1st, noon-8pm. No fee at the gate. Lots of games and activities, cornhole tournament, horse shoe tournament, Highlands Amazing Race for 2-3 person teams, swimming pool open, zip line open, hayrides, prizes and several bands and musicians will play throughout the afternoon and evening. Look for information on the CAPNWP website and coming via mail and email to each church.  Highlands Rocks Family Festival is an outreach to families throughout our region. Any proceeds are reinvested in facility improvements at Camp Lambec and Westminster Highlands. We are seeking event sponsors, prize sponsors, vendors and volunteers. Visit http://www.highlandsrocks.org/ for forms and information or call the CAPNWP office 724-738-0058

News From The Churches

Ham Loaf Dinner

Bessemer Presbyterian Church (29 N. Main St., Bessemer, PA) will be hosting a Ham Loaf Dinner on Saturday, April 27,  2013 from 5-7PM.  Adults: $9.00, Children 6-12: $4.00, Children 5&under: FREE.  Take-outs will be available!  Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the church office: 724-667-7255.  Limited number of tickets will be sold at the door!  All proceeds will benefit the Bessemer Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

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/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.

Excess Choir Music

Tower Presbyterian Church has quite a bit of choral music that they are looking to get rid of.  If you are interested in taking a look, contact Rev. Jerry Deck atjerryldeck@gmail.com.

Administrative Assistant Wanted

Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City is looking for a part-time administrative assistant…a people person with Microsoft Office and Church Windows experience.  Will work closely with pastor, other staff, and officers of the church.  Self-motivated, able to work with the public.  Please send resumes and cover letter to towerchurch@zoominternet.net or Tower Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA  16127, attention Personnel.  Deadline is May 3, 2013.

Church Bazaar/Rummage Sale

Coolspring Presbyterian Church is having their semiannual Church Bazaar/Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 27 from 8 AM – 2 PM.  This sale includes baked goods, furniture, clothes, and many household items.  Donations welcomed.

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

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