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Upcoming Events: 

November 25- 11:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
November 28-29 – OFFICE CLOSED, Thanksgiving Holiday

Retreat for Succession Planning

The Presbytery Council, the Presbytery Future Committee, and the Executive Presbyter Nominating Committee held a retreat at Villa Maria Conference Center on November 15-16 under the leadership of Russ Crabtree.  Russ is a consultant with Holy Cow Consulting! with which the Presbytery Council has a contract (with the bulk of the financial obligation coming from the Synod of the Trinity) to provide succession planning support for our search for our next presbytery executive.

At the “foundations retreat” the 25 attendees reviewed the process for this change and identified questions to be answered and a process for collecting information and moving forward with the necessary decisions.  At a second “recommendations retreat” on February 7-8 decisions will be finalized on how to proceed.

The URL http://www.buildingorganizationalintelligence.com/shenangopresbytery/succession will allow you to link to Holy Cow Consulting! where you will find documents used at the retreat.  Comments are welcome to Presbytery Council via Jim Mohr, moderator at mohrjr@westminster.edu.

Pastor’s Theological Lunch

The Moving Forward Theological Task force has been working hard at finalizing a statement of faith for Shenango presbytery.  It is available here for downloading and reading.  If you are interested in joining us at a luncheon to begin discussing the document, please see the following invitation letter including RSVP instructions for the luncheon on December 3rd.

Web Site News

We’ve encountered some technical glitches and have delayed publishing the new site.  We hope to have it up and running soon.  You may receive some additional eLinks this week, and occasionally in the future, with single entries.  The new site will be affiliated with our eLink blog, and in order to fill-in some of the “Hot Item” tabs on the home page, Autumn will need to create some special blog posts.  Anyone who has subscribed to eLink will receive those posts in their regular delivery.

News From The Churches

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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