September 2- 9:30 AM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
September 4- OFFICE CLOSING at 12:00 PM for annual carpet cleaning
September 7 – OFFICE CLOSED, Labor Day
September 10- 1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
September 11- 9:00 AM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-475-2021 or Alice Sacherich at email@example.com or 724-652-1376.
EP Activity This Month
Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching this month at Mahoning (Sep 13), Hadley and Kennard (Sep 20), and Word Centered Fellowship (Sep 27). He will be gathering with other EPs in the Synod at Camp Krislund (Sep 28-29). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stated Clerk Updates
– TE Grace Basham begins service this month to two United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations in Mercer County.
– On September 30, TE Lisa Nichols Hickman completed 11 years of service to the New Wilmington congregation in a variety of roles, including Associate Pastor and later Adult Discipleship Coordinator. Rev. Hickman is available for pulpit supply work in our area.
– Pastor Nominating Committees remain active at the New Wilmington, Bell Memorial, and Faith churches.
(TE = Teaching Elder; CRE = Commissioned Ruling Elder)
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 email@example.com or 724-699-1862. Thank you, Marsha Parrish
“You Said Yes, Now What…” Volunteer Training for a Sustainable Children & Youth Ministry
Attention all youth and children’s ministry volunteers! Join others on Saturday, September 19, 9-4pm, @ Beulah Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Sponsored by Crestfield Camp and Pittsburgh Presbytery, this training event will be invaluable for all volunteers and will include practical tips and workshops! Visit http://www.crestfield.net/VolunteerTraining.html to register or for more information. Cost is $25/person or $100 for a group of 5 or more from your church. If you have any additional questions, contact Andrea Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org), moderator of Shenango’s CE Committee.
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
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: email@example.com 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.