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EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching this month at Hillside (Aug 17), and Word Centered Fellowship (Aug 31).  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.

Did you miss being featured in the Summer Mission Roundup SPECIAL eLINK?  Send a blurb and photo to Autumn at office@shenango.org to be featured in a second edition in the coming weeks.

PRAYER MINISTRY CONTACTS

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 at ralph@shenango.org to include your contacts.

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 NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

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.

Do you want to do something meaningful this Fall?

Something that will challenge the way you:   >  read the Bible   >  look at history  >  notice culture  >  understand your purpose

Join with others each Tuesday evening for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course hosted by Grove City College. Each week, September 9th through December 9th  (14 weeks),  a different expert will share the lesson from his/her experience. This course, designed by the U.S. Center for World Mission, is being taught in hundreds of communities in the U.S. and throughout the world.  Visit  www.perspectives.org to learn more about the course and see our list of speakers. For more info contact Pam Pope Courtney  mail@dcourtney.net  724-748-3217.

The cost, which includes books, is $275.   Receive a $25 discount if you register by Aug.10th.   Shenango Presbytery and some local churches provide scholarships.   The same class will be offered on Monday evenings at Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, Glenshaw, in the North Hills and you may attend either one as your schedule allows.  The first 2 sessions are free and open to the public.  Invite your friends to come to these with you!

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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