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Upcoming Events:

February 13- 10-11:30 AM EP Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
February 17- 4:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
February 18- 9:30 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
11:00 AM Budget and Finance Committee, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Presbytery Office


  • Sean and Amanda Brubaker (Student Pastor at Calvin) welcomed a new daughter last week.

Annual Reports

The deadline to complete GA Online Statistical Reports is February 19th at midnight.  Check the box in the lower right-hand corner of our homepage http://www.shenango.org for more information on annual reports.  Presbytery reports were due at the end of January.  If you haven’t submitted your annual report forms or Terms of Call forms yet, please do so…necrology forms are needed ASAP in order to be included in the worship service at Presbytery on the 28th.

Income Tax Information from the Board of Pensions

The Board’s web resources for the current tax season, Tax Tips for Members and Churches – Tax Year 2013, is available now at Board University athttps://pensions.adobeconnect.com/_a701962636/taxtips2013.  Other links are also found there.

Ingrid Reneau Serving in Ghana

Ingrid Reneau left last week for her new location of missionary service in Ghana.  Ingrid will serve with her husband Andrew Walls at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute http://www.acighana.org/site/  They will both be back in Shenango Presbytery this summer for the New Wilmington Mission Conference.

South Sudan Missionaries to Visit in April

Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather, missionaries working in the South Sudan, will be visiting Shenango Presbytery with baby Jordan for the first time April 5-10.  You can learn about them here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/smith-mather-shelvis-nancy/  They were interviewed about their work in Sudan on CNN last week http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/24/americans-plead-for-south-sudan/?iref=allsearch

Former Steeler at Westminster College

Former Pittsburgh Steeler and current KDKA TV Color Analyst, Edmund C. Nelson will be speaking on Thursday, February 27th at 7:30 PM in the Wallace Memorial Chapel, Westminster College.  He will share his faith journey and his stories from his time playing football.  Mr. Nelson was a coveted Guy Toph Award winner, and a Cliff Hare Award winner.  He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1982 in the 7th round and played professional football for the next seven years, also playing for the New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns.

Dr. Bailey to Lecture at Hillside

Rev. Dr. Ken Bailey has graciously offered to teach two sessions on material that pastors might find helpful for Lent.  The topic will be “Jesus Interprets His Own Cross” and will take place at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer on February 20th and 27th at 10 AM.  Please contact Sean Hall at revseanhall@hillsidepresby.com or 724-588-4920 if you are interested in attending so we will know how many people for which to prepare.

News from the Churches

Marriage Builder’s Weekend

Word Centered Fellowship’s 1st Annual “Marriage Builder’s Weekend” will take place Saturday, February 15th from 10 AM – 2 PM and Sunday, February 16th in the morning with the theme “Mission Impossible…Can Two Walk as One?”  Pastors George & Sharlene Hawkins of High Calling Ministries, Fort Washington, MD will be the featured speakers.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Indoor Yard Sale

The Presbyterian Women of Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer W. Middlesex Road, (Rt. 318) will hold an Indoor Yard Sale on Friday, February 28, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM , and Saturday, March 1, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Lunch will be available.  Proceeds will support mission projects.

Published by shenangopresby

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

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