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News from the Presbytery Office

Upcoming Events: 

November 12– 2:00 PM Preparation for Ministry Committee, Presbytery Office
November 13- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
November 14– 1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington Presbyterian Church
November 15- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry Committee, Presbytery Office
November 15-16- Council, EP Nominating Committee, Presbytery Future Committee Retreat with Russ Crabtree, Villa Maria Conference Center

Calendar Items to Note:

  • The November Presbytery meeting is on November 19th…not the 12th as previously published.
  • Items for the Presbytery packet will be due by Friday, November 15th.
  • The Presbyterian Planning Calendar lists Thanksgiving on the wrong date….it should be listed as November 28th.

Joys

Glenn and Jeanne Hink (1st, Sharon) welcomed a grandson, Quinlan River Cathcart, on October 26th.

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.

A Book and a Review

Adam Rodgers (pastor at Stoneboro) has written a review of Living in Limbo: Life in the Midst of Uncertainty co-authored by Nathan Carlin, who was under care of Shenango Presbytery and now serves as Assistant Professor in the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and is a member of New Covenant Presbytery.

 A New Book

Lisa Nichols Hickman (New Wilmington) has written a new book, Writing in the Margins: Connecting to God on the Pages of Your Bible.  It is available now from Grand Book & Bible, Amazon, and through the Heart & Minds bookstore.

News From The Churches

Harvest Festival

North Liberty Presbyterian Church will be holding a Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 16th from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Craft vendors, food, bake sale, hay rides, Amish donuts, and activities for kids…plus live Praise & Worship music from 11 AM to 1 PM.  North Liberty Presbyterian Church is located at 209 North Liberty – Plain Grove Road, Grove City, PA  16127.

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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