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News from the Presbytery Office

This Week: 

October 21-22- Pastor Retreat, Villa Maria Retreat Center
October 25- 9:30 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
October 29– 9:30 AM Council, Westminster College
2:00 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office

Mission Yearbooks Are Here!

The 2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study has arrived.  If you ordered copies for your church, please pick them up at your earliest convenience.  We have some extras at $16.00 each.  We also have the 2013/2015 Book of Order at $10.00 each.

Joys

Jim and Pam Leuenberger (North Liberty) have welcomed a grandson, James Douglas Leuenberger.

Pastor Retreat

Twenty-five pastors participated in the Pastor Retreat this week with George Hunsberger, who has been at the center of the missional church conversation in North America for the past 25 years.

New Address

Teresa Kendall has asked us to pass along her new contact information…address: 802 Mill Street, Deer Lodge, MT  59722…cell: 724-799-9931…email: teresakendall@mac.com.

Pastors Have A Tough Job

The blog http://www.pres-outlook.com/infocus-features/current-features/18917-appreciating-the-pastor-as-juggler.html by my friend Clark Cowden is shared with you here not to get sympathy for your pastor, but to remind us all how challenging the work of ministry is in any congregation.  Best we do it well together (pastors and elders).  – Dave Dawson

Pastors Leading Missional Transformation

Shenango Presbytery has been involved in leadership training for pastors and elders for more than a dozen years.  The next opportunity will come in the form of learning communities of pastor mentoring groups.  This “Missional Experimentation” will include pastors and commissioned ruling elders from across western PA.  If you are interested in more details, please contact Dave Dawson.

Save the Date!!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014 is LeaderFest.  It will be at Westminster College from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

 

News From The Churches

Margaret Trautman Stage

Join New Wilmington Presbyterian Church as they recognize Dr. Margaret Trautman for her 28 years of ministry with their children and youth programs.  They would like to renovate the stage in the Social Hall and name it in her honor.  They are also going to dedicate the JHYG Production of E-16142 to her and others who have contributed to the spiritual life of their children and youth over the years.  In order to complete these tasks, tjhey need to raise $3,000!  You can contribute to this fundraiser through one (or all) of the following donations: $75 donation: 1 foot of Theatrical Curtain (24 needed = $1,800); $50 donation: Full Body Sculpted Puppet (14 needed = $700); $25 donation: Set Design & Promotion (20 needed = $500).  Donations can be sent to the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 229 S. Market Street, New Wilmington, PA  16142.

PW Rummage Sale

First Presbyterian, 603 Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville will hold its annual PW Rummage Sale, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2.  Doors open at 9 AM each day and will remain open until 4 PM on Friday and 2 PM on Saturday.  In addition to baked goods, the kitchen will offer soup and sandwiches.  Items for sale are in the categories of household, books, toys, clothing for all ages, electronics, sporting goods, crafting, and decorative or bric-a-brac.  Proceeds fund SPW projects and outreach.  Thanks in advance for your support!

Rummage Sale

Trinity Presbyterian Church will hold a Rummage Sale on Friday, November 1st from 8 AM – 4 PM, and Saturday, November 2nd from 8 AM to 12 PM.

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.

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