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Coming Events:

  • August 22- 12:00 PM Mission, Communication, & Stewardship Committee, New Wilmington PC
    1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
  • August 24- 6:00 PM Retired Ministers Picnic, the Dawson Home
  • August 26- 4:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
  • August 27- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
    3:00 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office

Higher Education Scholarships Announced

Lisa Hickman, moderator of the Higher Education Committee, has announced that the committee has met and awarded scholarships to the following students: Grove City College: Grace Leuenberger, Annie Laurie Holfelder, Daniel Wallace, and Daisy Bowersox.  Westminster College: Katelyn Epperson.

Standish Workshop

Eastminster Presbytery is hosting a workshop with Graham Standish on Saturday, October 12 from 10 AM to 4 PM and you are invited to attend.  Advanced registration is required, and there is a $10 per person fee for those staying for lunch.  Get details here: Graham Standish Workshop 101213 Guests

A Missional Church Conversation

Michael Moynagh is a pastor, author and leader in the Fresh Expressionsmovement 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 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.  Bring your own lunch or ask for a box lunch ($5.50).  Please let Dave Dawson know (david.dawson@shenango.org) if you are going so that we can coordinate rides and you can receive an article to read in preparation.

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.


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.

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.

Published by shenangopresby

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

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