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This Week:

May 27- 5:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee, Presbytery Office
June 2- 9:30 AM Council, Faith Presbyterian Church
June 3- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office


Pulpit Supply

Bud Green is enjoying a respite of good health and is willing to preach.  Will take last minute requests.  Call Bud at home at 724-654-1513 or on his cell at 724-714-8645.


FREE Program by Jameson Hospice

Jameson Hospice is sponsoring a program entitled, “The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia” on Thursday, June 4th in the Neshannock Rehab, 3410 Wilmington Road, New Castle.  This is a 2.5 hour presentation by a panel of experts to help patients and families cope with the loss and grief associated with these progressive illnesses.  There will also be a panel discussion to answer questions after the presentation.  The event is FREE, but does have a 3 hr. CE credit available for the cost of $15.00.  Registrations are due by May 28 to mparrish@jamesonhealth.org or 724-652-8847 Ext. 6426.


Missional Church Conversation

On Thursday, June 18, at 6:00pm, Scott Hagley will be at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for a conversation on church mission and community connection. Our time with Scott will focus on the increasing trend of neighborhood development as a counter-movement to suburban sprawl in the Pacific Northwest. As the trend is expected to work toward other communities, we will look at the ways younger generations create community and new ways that church mission connects to this type of community.  Scott has worked with Church Innovations and was a doctoral student at Luther Seminary with that late Rev. Jannie Swart. He will be teaching the Missional Leadership Cohort at Pittsburgh Seminary’s D. Min. program. He currently works with Forge Canada. www.forgecanada.ca.  Dinner will be provided for $10. Carpool option will be available from our presbytery office.  RSVP to the office at office@shenango.org or speak to Ralph Hawkins for more information.


Steve and Brenda Stelle Visiting Churches This Summer

In July and August, Steve and Brenda will be back in the United States to visit churches and share with their members about their experiences in Dembi Dollo.  Please check with your sessions, mission committees and congregation members to set up a time for the Stelles to meet with your church.  They very much appreciate the financial support they receive both from congregations and individual contributors and hope to share the story of their ministry in Ethiopia with all of you. To set up a visit, contact Steve atstevestelle826@gmail.com.


Save the Date – NWMC!

The 110th Annual New Wilmington Mission Conference will take place July 18-25 at Westminster College.  Get more information at http://www.nwmcmission.org.


Perspectives Leaders’ Intensive, August 9-15, 2015

Get the full Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class in just 7 days!  This experience is designed for pastors’ study leave, seminary students, and missionaries who can’t participate in the semester-long program.  Any mission leader is welcome!  The class is taking place at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, hosted by World Mission Initiative.  Check the class website for details and for registration.  There is an early registration discount if you register by the end of May!  Email Jen if you’d like more information,jhaddox@pts.edu.


News from the Churches

Ebola Up Close

On Sunday evening, May 31st, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Dr. Guy Giordano will be at First Presbyterian Church, Sharon to share about his experience in West Africa as a doctor treating Ebola.  We will begin the evening with strawberries, cake, and ice cream.  Dr. Giordano will then discuss the Ebola virus, healthcare and cultural challenges.  This special evening is open to the public, and nursery care will be available.  Plan now to attend, and bring friends.


Handbells Wanted

Unity Church would like to purchase a 3 octave set of handbells, preferably Shulmerich Bells.  If you have a set that you are not using or plan to use, please contact Jim Moose, 724-652-6731, or Jane Bartholomew, 724-699-1762.


 Summer Ministry Coordinator Wanted

Calvin Presbyterian Church (Ellwood City) is looking for a part-time Summer Ministry Coordinator to lead programming in conjunction with a Summer Lunch Program.  This is a paid position involving at least 20 hours per week.  Contact Rev. Sean Brubaker at 724-758-4258 for more information.


Organist/Choir Director

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!


21st Annual Used Book Sale

Third Presbyterian Church in New Castle from June 4-6.  Donations of used books, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs are appreciated.  Please bring your donations to the church no later than Friday, May 29th.  No magazines, text books, National Geographics, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest items.  Church open Tuesday – Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM.


Assistant Preschool Teacher Needed

New Wilmington Presbyterian Church Preschool in New Wilmington, PA, is seeking a part-time Assistant Teacher in their program for three to five year olds.  The Assistant Teacher will assist with lesson and activity planning and preparation; work with children in these activities; and assist the Director as needed.  Candidate must have a high school diploma; a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field is preferred; and experience working with young children.  The preschool program runs five mornings a week September through May and follows the New Wilmington Area School District Calendar. Refer to the church website at www.nwpresby.org for more information about the position and application process.  Cover letter, resume and the contact information of three references may be sent to the Preschool Advisory Board at 229 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142.


Clown Ministry Props Available

Northminster Presbyterian Church’s Clown Ministry is no longer functioning.  They have make-up, props, manuals, etc. to donate to any church interested in starting this rewarding ministry.  Contact Northminster at 724-724-658-9051.  Training in the program is available.


Items for Sale

Metal desk, double sides; Univex mixer (heavy duty) floor model 1222.  Contact Calvin Church at 724-758-4258 and ask for Andy.


Conn Theatrette 552 Organ for Donation

A new home is wanted for a 1975 Conn Theatrette 552 organ purchased from Chuck Farrone Music Center in New Castle – one owner.  Everything works.  It has two manuals of keys, foot pedals, lots of tabs for special effects, a bench, the original owner’s manual, and is in very nice condition.  The owner’s daughter would like to donate it to a church or non-profit organization.  Interested parties should call 724-667-9265 and ask for Carol.

Published by shenangopresby

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

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