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This Week:

August 25- 9:30 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
August 27- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office


EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will preach for Christ church in Ellwood City (Aug 23).  He will be participating in the national Fellowship Community gathering in San Diego (Aug 18-21) — as two of our congregations are members of the Fellowship Community.  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.


Seeking Volunteers

Shenango Presbytery is seeking several volunteers to assist the staff at the Presbytery office in answering the phone and re-shelving resource materials.  This way there will always be at least 2 people in the building.  The shifts needed are 9 to noon or noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays (four shifts per week are available for choosing) and the number of times per month will be flexible.  Volunteers will begin serving in September.  Orientation will be provided.  If interested contact Dave Hoye at davehoye@zoominternet.net or 724-475-2021 or Alice Sacherich at mathmomretired@comcast.net or 724-652-1376.



City Rescue Mission

After months of intensive review and evaluation, the City Rescue Mission in New Castle recently completed a certification process with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM).  “By fulfilling the requirements of the certification program, the City Rescue Mission is demonstrating it’s commitment to accountability and to excellence in all its activities,” states Kevin A. Green, executive director and chief executive officer.  Many of Shenango Presbytery’s churches support the City Rescue Mission through time and money.


Fellowship Community

The Lebanon and Jamestown congregations have found the commitments and the resources of the Fellowship Community (formerly “Fellowship of Presbyterians”) to be an asset in our present denominational environment.  Both churches have joined this movement; likely other Shenango churches will as well.  I will be attending the National Gathering in August.  Check out their website and reach out to pastors Augie Hurst (Lebanon) or Don Stanely (Jamestown), or to me, for more information. — Ralph


Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity 3rd Annual Golf Outing

Saturday, September 5th at the Pine Grove Golf Course (38 Fairway Drive, Grove City, PA).  Shotgun Scramble, 8 AM start.  Pre-register by August 28th for Early Bird registration fees.  100% of the proceeds will stay in our community and go into our next home.  Contact Chad Fette for more information at 724-301-2125 or dcfette@gmail.com.

Calling All Pastors Who Like to Sing

I would like to form a Pastor’s Choir to sing at our next Presbytery meeting on September 22nd at Mt. Hermon.  Please come to Unity Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 20th at 4 PM to practice.  You are invited to stay for a Potluck meal that Unity is providing before their Evensong gathering that evening.  If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at parrisma@yahoo.com or 724-699-1862.  Thank you, Marsha Parrish


Beaver-Butler Presbytery’s Pastor’s Quarterly Traning

Pastors: You are invited to join the pastors of Beaver-Butler Presbytery for their quarterly training event, this time focusing on Avoiding Burn Out: When to Say YES and How to Say NO.  The event will be led by Rev. Alan Adams at the Beaver-Butler Presbytery Office on Tuesday, September 8th from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (134B South Main Street, Zelienople).  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to: office@beaverbutler.org or 724-452-7515.

News from the Churches

Copier Available

Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church has a copier available.  It was purchased in 2007 for $2800.  It is still in good working order; our needs have just surpassed its abilities.  It is a Ricoh 2020D with 4 paper trays and bypass tray and a fax machine.  It comes with 2 cartridges of toner.  We are asking $400 or best offer.


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.


Director of Music Ministries

Local Presbyterian Church is seeking a Music Director to provide part-time musical leadership for worship services, including the adult and youth choirs, bell choir, leading congregational singing, and providing a schedule for and managing special music during summer months.  The individual we seek must have strong personal Christian commitment.  Interested applicants should send resume in confidence to: Personnel Committee, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA  16105.  Resumes/applications must be received no later than July 30, 2015, for consideration.


Pepperoni Roll & Bake Sale

Word Centered’s Project Help is sponsoring a Pepperoni Roll & Bake Sale, Sunday, August 23rd at the church.  Time: 11:30 – 1 PM.  Pepperoni Roll orders can be taken by emailing the church: info@wordcentered.net by August 18th.

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

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