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This Week:

August 25- 9:30 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
August 27- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
August 31- 9:30 AM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
September 1- 9:30 AM Council, Hillside Presbyterian Church
September 2- 9:30 AM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office


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.



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 Training

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.


Hillary Leslie YAV: Belfast, Northern Ireland Update

“I’m happy to announce that I have met my $4,000 individual goal, and have already put a little over $2,000 toward my year-long team goal of $4,000 ($16,000 collective Belfast YAV goal).  I’m very blessed to have such an amazing community of family and friends who have done so much for me from the time I started talking about applying for YAV last August to today!  I look forward to sending you all another update once I get settled in my flat in Belfast.  Please subscribe to my blog: hillaryleslie.wordpress.com as these updates will be a little more detailed, creative, and reflective in nature, compared to these short email updates of my Young Adult Volunteer year.”  – Hillary hillary453@gmail.com


Resources for Emergency Preparedness

On July 1st the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships presented a webinar to help prepare houses of worship for emergencies.  View the webinar at https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/p6jrqxbd8gw/?launcher-false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal  By stopping the webinar along the way, active hyperlinks to various free resources allow direct downloading of the resources.

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.


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.


Part-Time Youth Leader


New Wilmington Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, PA, has an immediate opening for a part-time Youth Leader for the junior and senior high youth programs (7-12 grade). The primary focus will be to minister to youth by providing leadership, administration, and nurturing. The Youth Leader will be expected to be on site at least two days a week, including Sunday and another week day or evening, depending on what programs are planned.  Refer to the church website at www.nwpresby.org for the complete job description.  Interested candidates may send a cover letter, resume and the contact information of three references no later than September 11th to the Personnel Committee at 229 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142.



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

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