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This Week:

  • August 14- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office [rescheduled]
  • August 16- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office

A Missional Church Conversation

Michael Moynagh is a pastor, author and leader in the Fresh Expressions movement in the United Kingdom.  This is a “missional church” effort where new congregations are being formed alongside more traditional churches.  Shenango and Beaver Butler presbyteries are hosting Dr. Moynagh on Wednesday, September 25 (arrive after 10 am, begins at 10:30 am – concludes at 3:30 pm) at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople (415 East Grandview).  Ruling and Teaching Elders should register early at office@beaverbutler.org or 724-452-7515.

Fellowship, Discussion, and Ice Cream

All Shenango Presbytery pastors and CREs are invited to First Presbyterian Church of Sharon on Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 PM for an update and discussion of: status of Discernment Teams, summary and reflections on Russ Crabtree/Holy Cow! survey and results, presentation of draft of theological statement for Shenango Presbytery, and report of Presbytery Future Team.  The evening will also include Brewster’s Ice Cream (and a sugar-free alternative).  Ministry, theology, and ice cream, maybe it’s John Calvin and 16th C. Geneva as Calvin wanted it to be.  Contact Rev. Dr. Glenn Hink (pastor@1stpcs.org or 724-981-2211 ext. 2) if you plan to attend.

Continuing Ed Lectures at PTS

Dr. Ron Cole-Turner, professor of Theology at Pittsburgh Seminary will be giving a 4-part lecture on “Evolving in the Image of God: Seven Million years of Human Evolution and What It Means for Christian Faith Today.”  The lectures will discuss the latest scientific findings in human origins research, and how these findings come into conversation with theology.  The lectures are at PTS, on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, October 2, 9, 16, and 23.  The cost is $65.  To register contact: www.pts.edu/CE or 1-412-924-1345.  If you are interested in carpooling, and maybe stopping for dinner on the way down a couple times, contact Glenn Hink, (pastor@1stpcs.org or 724-981-2211 ext. 2).

Wee Kirk NE

Monday, October 14 to Wednesday, October 16th at Laurel Mennonite Ch. Center near Mt. Pleasant, PA.  Wee Kirk is planned for the small church…and it is a wonderful time of inspiration, renewal and fellowship with like-minded people.  There are good small group sessions and exciting evening and morning programs.  There is always good music (Jane Bartholmew from Unity is the pianist and music coordinator), Marsha Parrish (Oak Grove and Mt. Hermon) is a member of the planning team, as is Rev. Bill Meyer.  The food is also wonderful and the evening fellowship times can’t be beat!!  Registration for people from churches up to 125 members is $75 for a husband and wife, $50 for a single registrant.  Questions?  Contact Mark Unrue, at 740-922-9190 or revun@sbcglobal.net or Jane at 724-981-2377 or jraysing@verizon.net.

Towson Presbyterian Church – Associate Pastor

Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD is seeking an ordained Associate Pastor (Youth).  The church’s website includes application instructions and the Towson CIF.  For details and a full position description, please go to: http://towsonpres.org/index.php/apnc.


News From The Churches

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.

Part-Time Choir Director

Bethany Presbyterian Church is seeking applications for a part-time Choir Director.  Experience and strong conducting skills are necessary.  References required.  Child Protection policies are in place and applicant will be required to comply.  Please send letters of interest and/or resumes to: Bethany Presbyterian Church, c/o Worship Committee, 100 Venango Street, Mercer, PA  16137.  No phone calls please.  Deadline: August 15, 2013.

Director of Christian Education Wanted

Trinity Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time Director of Christian Education. Position will be negotiable in terms of hours and salary and will be under the immediate supervision of the pastor. This position will emphasize, but not be limited to, children’s/youth ministry. Trinity Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer and does require references and background clearances. If interested, please send resume to the church at: 110 East Market Street, Mercer, Pa 16137

Youth Director Wanted

The Jamestown Presbyterian Church is searching for a Youth Director. Position description and application form are available at the church’s web-site (www.jamestownpresbyterian.org) under the “Youth Ministry” tab. Or you can call Don Stanley (724-932-2101) for more information.
Director of Social Media Wanted
First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, PA is searching for a qualified person to be Director of Social Media.  We would like someone with a deep knowledge of the dynamic social media environment and its trends within Christian ministry.  They should possess exceptional writing and editing skills and require minimal guidance to be able to adapt quickly to changing requirements.  Applicant should have the ability to effectively interact with co-workers and FPC Church members.  The position will be part-time with a flexible schedule between 4 to 8 hours per week.  Interested parties should send a resume to First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State Street, Sharon, PA  16146.  ATTN: Social Media Team or via email to:office@1stpcs.org.

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

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