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This Week:

July 29 – 2:00 PM Nominating Committee – Presbytery Office

EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching this month at First Sharon (Aug 3), Hillside (Aug 17), and Word Centered Fellowship (Aug 31), as well as at the City Rescue Mission in New Castle (Aug 3).  Along with several others from Shenango, he will be participating in the national gathering of the Fellowship of Presbyterians in Dallas, Texas, August 18-20, as well as attending the forum of Executive Presbyters from the Synod of the Trinity, August 27-28.  Ralph welcomes opportunities to preach or bring greetings during a worship service, as well as opportunities to visit Session and Deacon meetings.   Schedule a Sunday or a meeting time by contacting him at 724-528-1610 or ralph@shenango.org.

Watch for a Summer Mission Roundup SPECIAL eLINK tomorrow!


Does your congregation have a prayer ministry, and would they be willing to receive prayer requests from the presbytery and its international partners?  Our EP, Ralph Hawkins, is developing an email list of contacts and would be grateful to include your church in occasional requests and updates.  Currently, the Calvin, Coolspring, First New Castle, Lebanon, Sandy Lake, and New Wilmington prayer ministries are included.  Email Ralph atralph@shenango.org to include your contacts.

Minister Information Form

It’s time to update the directories again!  We are asking all minister to complete theMinister Information Form so that we can reflect the most accurate information possible in the upcoming directories.  Forms are due to the Presbytery Office by August 1st!  If you have no changes, or just a few updates, simply send an email to Autumn at office@shenango.org.  New directories will be available at the September Presbytery Meeting.

Christian Concert at the Lawrence County Fair

LATCOM is sponsoring a concert at the Lawrence County Fair on Wednesday, August 13 at 7 pm. The contemporary Christian band “Unspoken” will perform. Several of their songs are on KLove, and they’ve performed with several other very well-known bands. The tickets are very inexpensive ($15), and proceeds will benefit a camping ministry in Bolivia.  Unspoken flier


The Bair Foundation Child Family and Ministries is in need of dedicated volunteers at their New Wilmington location.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have access to transportation.  If you are interested, please contact Laura Elliott at laura@credostrategies.com or call her at 703-863-8663.  Please visit bair.org for more information.

Summer Bake Sale

Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare will be holding a Summer Bake Sale to benefit their Benevolent Fund for residents from 9-3 PM on August 8th in the Market Street Lobby.  If you would like to donate baked goods, please deliver them the day before in disposable containers.

News from the Churches

“Cradle Roll” Caregiver Needed

Northminster Presbyterian Church is looking for an individual to sit with infants in the “Cradle Roll” room on Sunday mornings from 9 AM – NOON.  The position pays minimum wage.  If interested, please contact the church office at 724-658-9051.

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.

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

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