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This Week:

May 15- 12:00 PM  MCS Committee, New Wilmington PC
1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
May 17- 8:00 AM ENGAGE Evangelism Event, Clen-Moore PC – LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS TOMORROW!
May 19- 9:00 AM PW Coordinating Team, Presbytery Office
May 20- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Presbytery Office

Guide for Young Adult Ministry

Presbyterians Today Magazine announces a long-awaited, two-years-in-the-making, special edition magazine: Guide for Young Adult Ministry.  It was completely planned, written, and edited by a diverse team of young adults who cast a bold vision for an intergenerational church.  Find out more: http://bit.ly/RHBjyV.

Music Swap Meet

You are invited to the First Ever Music Swap Meet for Churches of Shenango Presbytery.  We all know that music is becoming more and more expensive, and budgets are tight.   So, in preparation for Advent and Christmas (not so far away!) bring a couple of copies of anthems/cantatas/oratorios from your library, that you would be willing to loan to another church, to First Presbyterian Church of Sharon (600 E. State Street) on Saturday, May 17th beginning at 9 AM.  Keyboards will be available for you to play through music that interests you, and you’ll have the opportunity to make arrangements with other music directors to borrow numbers you’d like to use, or lend to someone else.  A light continental breakfast will be offered.  For more info call Pam Maloney at 724-981-2211 ext. 3, or Don Stanley at 724-932-2101.

Pleased with Our Presbytery, Discouraged by Our Denomination?

The “Moving Forward Group” of pastors would like to invite all Teaching and Ruling Elders within Shenango Presbytery to Lebanon Church on Tuesday, May 27th (6:30 – 8:00 PM) for a time of fellowship, discussion, and desserts.  The Session of Elders from Lebanon will make a presentation of their discernment process to stay in the Presbytery of Shenango as a congregation who has officially joined “The Fellowship of Presbyterians”.  If you are someone who is pleased with the shared ministry of our presbytery, but discouraged by the direction of our denomination, then this gathering should speak well to your thoughtful discontent!  Sessions are encouraged to attend.  Contact Augie Hurst if you and/or your session plan to attend (email augiehurst@me.com or call/text 724-813-4134).

News from the Churches

Book Sale Donations

Third Presbyterian Church, New Castle is now accepting used books for their sale in June.  Contact the church for more information at 724-658-6683.

Rummage/Bake Sale

May 24, 2014 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church (3116 Frew Mill Road, New Castle).  Call 724-924-2737 for more information.  Lunch will be available.

Organist/Accompanist Wanted

1st Presbyterian Church of Sharpsville is in need of an organist/accompanist to work with their music director in providing musical worship for services and possibly some extra events.  Position opens at the end of summer.  Please send inquiries to: Carol Scholl, Personnel Committee Chairperson, First Presbyterian Church, 603 Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, PA  16150.

Treasurer’s Position Available Immediately

Mahoning Presbyterian Church is posting a part-time treasurer’s position – available immediately.  Applicant needs to be computer proficient, possess basic accounting knowledge, have ability to handle payroll transactions, be proficient inExcel, be able to prepare understandable financial reports, and be capable of learning a new software package.  Salary is $200 per month.  Applicant will be required to pass a security clearance and be approved by the Session.  Interested applicants should send a resume to Virginia Phillips, Box 58, Edinburg, PA 16116 or send a digital copy to phillips@cis.ysu.

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