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This week:

October 21- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
October 22- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
October 28- 9:30 AM Council, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Mercer


Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, is preaching at Enon (Oct 26).  He is meeting with the ordained leadership of the Scotch Hill and Millbrook churches (Oct 28).  In November, Ralph will be traveling with TE Rich Kinney (Highland) on a 16 day official visit to Cairo, Egypt (participating in a PCUSA delegation led by Rev. Hunter Farrell) and Sudan (visiting with our Sudan partnership leaders).  Stay tuned for more about that trip in the coming weeks.  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 orralph@shenango.org.

Sudan Gathering

Members of the Presbytery’s Sudan Team recently enjoyed lunch and conversation with Sharon and Lynn Kandel (seated, lower right), mission co workers in the South Sudan, Africa.  Rev. Rich Kinney (Highland) (seated, lower left) is now leading our Presbytery Sudan Team.

Sudan Team with Kandels








Resources for Caregivers

Helpful information and handouts from the Resource Center for Caregivers from The Association of Christian Educators prepared by Rosemary Banta, a Life Achievement Award Winner and presented at the 2011 APCE event are available here:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f1091badc1c8a3f7a42ceac12/files/Caring_Conversation_Handouts.pdf.

Fresh Expressions Vision Day at PTS

Fresh Expressions is a movement that is cultivating new forms of church alongside existing congregations in order to reach a changing world.  Learn more about Fresh Expressions and the Mission-Shaped Church on November 14 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  Registration is $35 per person at www.freshexpressionsus.org or www.pts.edu.

Easy Opportunity to Hear PCUSA Peacemaker and Sudanese Guest Share Their Thoughts

Watch this video from Westminster College of an Open Door Reflection on Monday, October 6, 2014 in Wallace Memorial Chapel with Moses Mkandawire, PC(USA) Peacemaker from Malawi and Rev. Madut Ngor from South Sudan.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qif6JiXl6IQ

News from the Churches

New Series at Northminster

Experience contemporary and ancient worship with a new sermon series, The Blood Covenant, starting in October at Northminster Presbyterian Church, (2434 Wilmington Road, New Castle).  The series will take place on Thursday evenings, October 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 7:00 PM.  It is open to the community and childcare is available.

Spaghetti Dinner

Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church, New Castle.  Adults $9.00, Ages 5-10 $4.00, Family $20.00.  Proceeds to benefit missions.  Take-Outs Available!

Rummage Sale

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer will have a Fall Rummage Sale on Friday, October 24 from 8 AM – 4 PM and Saturday, October 25 from 8 AM – NOON.  Saturday is 1/2 off day with clothing $1/bag.

Ham Loaf Dinner

Bessemer Presbyterian Church will be holding a Ham Loaf Dinner on Saturday, November 1st to benefit the church’s General Fund.  Eat in from 5-7 PM or take out will be available.  Call the church office for tickets at 724-667-7255.

Music Director Wanted

Coolspring Presbyterian Church is looking for a Music Director responsible for 1 Sunday service and Choir.  Piano and/or organ experience.  This is a paid position.  Please call 724-475-3712 and leave a message with your contact information if interested.

Executive Director/Affiliate Manager Wanted

Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity is looking for a 30 hour per week Executive Director/Affiliate Manager.  The responsibilities are to maintain the Christian spiritual basis of Habitat for Humanity by promoting the mission of HfH in the community, coordinate and direct the activities of the affiliate, oversee fundraising, and actively lead the staff and volunteers to achieve the goals set by the board of directors.  Submit resumes to LCHfH, 138 West Washington Street, New Castle, PA  16101

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

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