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This Week:

September 3- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
September 8- 4:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
September 11- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office

Register for the Fall Pastor Retreat

Don’t miss this great opportunity for focused learning with Dr. Ken Bailey and fellowship with fellow pastors!  October 20-21 at Villa Maria Conference Center…register online today.

The Fellowship Community – Regional Event

The Fellowship Community, recently known as The Fellowship of Presbyterians, will be holding a Regional Event September 14-15 at the Hampton Presbyterian Church in Gibsonia, PA.  The Sunday portion of the event is for everyone and features dinner and an introduction to The Fellowship Community.  The Monday portion is focused on pastors and includes lunch.  Email office@shenango.org for a copy of the flyer, if you are interested in attending (reservations are requested by September 10).

Perspectives Course Scholarship Info

If you are a member of a Shenango Presbytery church and are applying for the Presbytery scholarship to help with the cost of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course please use the code PBY100 when you register.  It will deduct a $100 payment at that time – however, it is NOT a guarantee of the scholarship.  The Mission Education Scholarship Form from the Presbytery office will need to be completed and accepted in order for that scholarship to be paid. If a form is not submitted, the payment will not be made and the student will owe the balance due.

Information on the course is available online at www.perspectives.org. Go to Classes, click PA on the US map, and then select the Grove City Class. Class begins Tuesday, Sept. 9th  and is open to the public. Jen Haddox of World Mission Initiative will be the instructor for the first lesson, The Living God is a Missionary God.

McClure Lecture

Join us for the annual W. Don McClure Lectures Mon., Sept. 29, and Tues., Sept. 30, 2014. Keynote speaker is Daniel Jeyaraj, professor of world Christianity and director of the Andrew Walls Centre at Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool, UK. These lectures and discussions, held in the Knox Room, Long Hall, are free and open to the public.

This year’s lectures will address the topic, “Engaging with God and the Gospel Cross-Culturally.” Where there is pain, the church should go, but when the church is in pain, where do we go? For the indispensable transformation of our communities of faith where differences, tension, conflict, and aching are felt, we will explore for the hope to heal and grow together in holiness under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.For more information, including a schedule and registration details visit: http://www.pts.edu/McClure_2014

Celebrate Sudan Event

Save the Date – Sunday, October 5th at 6:30 PM in the East Main Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  More information to come!

News from the Churches

Sing Your Favorite Hymns at Unity

The hymns of faith, the corporate praise of God is one of the wonderful traditions of the Reformed Faith.  Join Unity Church (1857 Mercer-West Middlesex Road), the third Sunday of each month, for EVENSONG, an hour or so of singing together the favorite hymns and songs of our life.  September 21, 6:30 PM in the sanctuary.  Come with a list of your favorite hymns and let’s raise our voices in song.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy Name!  Psalm 103.

Casting Call for the Dr. Bailey play Open Hearts in Bethlehem

will take place this  Sat., Sept. 6th.  Auditions will be held at 3:00 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St, Mercer (just east of the Courthouse).  You may be needed until 6:00 pm. There are 12 speaking parts including a narrator and solos for 3 women and one girl.  Rehearsals will begin mid-October. The play will be presented Dec. 12, 13 and 14. Performing in this play will be a wonderful way to honor Dr. Bailey. All are welcome to audition.

Save the Date!!!

Dr. Ken Bailey’s musical drama Open Hearts In Bethlehem will be performed Fri. and Sat. evenings December 12th, 13th  and Sun. afternoon Dec. 14th at Trinity Presbyterian Church. You won’t want to miss this Christmas story.  Make plans to bring a group from your church.

“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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