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Coming Events:

  • August 28- 7:00 PM Ministry, Theology, & Ice Cream, 1st Sharon
  • September 2- OFFICE CLOSED, LABOR DAY
  • September 3- 9:30 AM Council, Northminster

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

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.

Confirmation Retreat

The Camping Association is hosting a confirmation retreat, “Called by Name” open to all 5th-9th graders.  The retreat will take place on November 8-9 at Camp Lambec in Erie, PA or November 22-23 at Westminster Highlands in Emlenton, PA.  Click this link to access the brochure…Confirmation Retreat Nov 2013

Loaves & Fishes: Fishing for Answers in Children’s Ministry

The Christian Education Committee is sponsoring a dinner and workshop on Children’s Ministry on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00 PM at The Tavern in New Wilmington.  The presenter is Debbie Derrenbacher of 1st Presbyterian, Sharon.

In an almost anything goes society, Debbie finds it challenging as a Christian Educator to:

  • be okay with engaging children in discipleship opportunities that God has trusted to her care;
  • generate programs with pizzaz without giving up on Biiblical integrity;
  • give children hands-on Bible experiences that they will retain;
  • find and manage resources; and
  • experiment with out-of-the-box ideas.

Her goal in leading this workshop is to help you fish for answers; catch some ideas in your ministry fishing net that will generate a well-balanced appetite for the young disciples that God has placed in your care. Come as you are – dinner is free!  There will be a link to a registration form in next week’s eLink…watch for it!

One Day Men’s Conference

Organizing Men for Church Growth through Effective  Building Care Practices featuring Rev. Jim Boos will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 8:45 AM – 2:50 PM at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Center (901 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh).  There is a $30 registration fee that includes a catered meal and information packet.  Parking is FREE.  For more information, go to http://www.syntrinity.org.

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.

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