January 8- 12:00 PM MCS Committee, New Willmington PC
1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
January 14- 10:00 AM Transition Team, Presbytery Office
Register for LeaderFest!
We’ll be accepting online registrations until NOON on Friday, January 16th…registrations will also be taken at the door on the 17th. LeaderFest is Shenango Presbytery’s annual leadership training event for officers, leaders, and all people who desire to be equipped to do God’s work in the world. This year, it will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Westminster College and New Wilmington Presbyterian Church from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Dr. Roger Owens from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will lead the keynote discussion on, “Innovating Life with God: Keys to Missional Leadership in the Congregation.” Registration for LeaderFest is $20/person, which includes materials and lunch. Register Online
The GA online statistical program is located at http://oga.pcusa.org/stats. Clerks will use the same “user name” and “password” as they have used the past few years. Please note the the password should contain an “!” and is case-sensitive. The deadline for entering your statistical information is February 18, 2014 at midnight. If you have forgotten your user name and password, please call or email the Presbytery office.
Presbytery annual reports are available on the “Publications & Information” page of the Presbytery website. They are downloadable as WORD and EXCEL files and the completed forms can either be mailed to the office or emailed to Autumn at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for completing these forms is January 31, 2015. Several churches have not been able to complete their reports by the January deadline in the past, please note that in order for your deceased elders to be included in the special service at the February presbytery meeting, your Necrology form MUST be received at the office by February 13th!
Message from Sylvia Graham de Araujo Noaes in Brazil
“It is due to my pregnancy I will no longer be able to come to the USA from January 24, 2015 through February 9, 2015. Because my missionary work is completed, I will not need the support I received from your generous donations. I plan to come to the United States sometime in the future, but just as a visitor. Thank you for your support of my mother, Janet, and me in our ministry at Grace Memorial Hospital.”
5th Annual Douse for a House
Join the Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, February 14, 2015 for a Polar Plunge at Moraine State Park. For $100 in sponsors/donations, an individual or team can enter the Plunge (access the form at http://www.lchfh-pa.org)…In 2014, 78 Plungers raised $26,000, one-third the amount needed to build a new house for a Habitat family. You can help to increase that amount this year and make another family’s dream come true.
2015 Egypt Trip
Join the PC(USA) Liaison, Rev. Dr. Steve Gorman on a weeklong in-country Synod of the Nile/Egyptian Tourism trip for adults on either April 25-May 5, 2015 or October 10-20, 2015. Cost is $800 (not including airfare, visa fees, or personal expenses). A PDF brochure is available from the Presbytery Office, or you can contact Steve at email@example.com for more details.
News from the Churches
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.
Calvin Presbyterian Church is cleaning out its library and they have many Christian Children’s and Educational videotapes (VCR required!) that they are no longer in need of. If anybody can use them, they are more than welcome to come get them. Contact the church office at 724-758-4258 by the end of December.
Shenango Presbyterian Church is looking for an organist/choir director. This is a paid position. Please contact Amy Na at the church office at 724-654-2322. Come and worship with us!
Church Secretary Needed
Part-time Church Secretary needed at North Sewickley Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City. 15 hours per week. Knowledge of Word, Excel, & Publisher. Knowledge of MS Access or experience with databases, is a plus. Please send a cover letter and resume firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electric Recliner/Lift Chair
Do you, or does someone in your congregation, have need of an electric recliner/lift chair? Don Stanley has one that is in very good condition, color: light brown. It can be had for the “picking up and hauling” and a $100 donation to the Presbytery’s Sudan mission support. You can contact Don at the Jamestown Presbyterian Church (724-932-2101) or through his email: email@example.com.