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This Week:

May 27- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM “Moving Forward” Event, Lebanon PC
June 3- 9:30 AM Council, Mt. Hermon PC
June 4- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office

Please Note: The Presbytery Office will be closing at 12:00 PM on Friday, May 30th so that the office carpets can be cleaned.

Joys

Ralph Hawkins received his Doctor of Ministry degree in homiletics from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, TX this past weekend.  Ralph will begin his duties as Executive Presbyter-Stated Clerk on Monday, June 2nd.

Pleased with Our Presbytery, Discouraged by Our Denomination?

Currently there are 45 people representing 15 congregations attending the event this evening…there is still time to RSVP if you would like to join them!

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).

Chaplain Needed for the Boy Scouts!

Moraine Trails Council Boy Scout Camp needs a chaplain at Camp Bucoco Near Slippery Rock University to lead a vespers service. The five week period starts at 5:30pm on June 15th and it would be a voluntary position for the one evening (probably Tuesday) a week. Dinner is provided. Any one with a scouting background would be a plus but not necessary. The contact person is Fran Batson, District Executive and Business manager at 1-800-808-1029 at the scout office in Butler.

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.

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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