September 10- 1:30 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
September 11- 9:00 AM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
September 15- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
September 17- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
September 18- 1:00 PM Volunteer Training, 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 email@example.com or 724-475-2021 or Alice Sacherich at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Call for Resources
We have a new system for cataloging and lending resources in the Resource Center. In going through the books and videos, we are noticing that there are a lot of resources that have been “out” for quite some time. We need to physically scan all items into the new system. While there is no “deadline” to return resources (other than equipment), we are asking everyone to take a look around for resources that you may have forgotten to return to the office. Thanks for your cooperation! (If you checked something out during the month of August, it’s already part of the new system and does not need to be returned until you are done with it.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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! Visithttp://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 (email@example.com), moderator of Shenango’s CE Committee.
McClure Lectures in World Mission and Evangelism
The annual McClure Lectures will be held Sept. 21-22 and feature Graham Cray, honorary bishop of the Diocese of York and former leader of Fresh Expressions in the UK, who will address “Authentic Church – Contextual Church.” Schedule: Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. Chapel / 4:00 p.m. “Gospel, Culture and Church Planting: Insights from the Fresh Expressions Initiative” / 7:30 p.m. “The Church Rediscovered Through Mission: Characteristics of a Mission-Shaped Church” / Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. Chapel. Additionally, the World Mission Initiative dinner will be held Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m. and cost is $15 per person. The details are available at http://www.pts.edu/McClure_2015. The lectures are free and open to the public. The McClure Lectures kick off our Missionpalooza which also includes Members of God’s Household and the Teacher Training Workshop.
News from the Churches
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.
The members of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church are having their 22nd annual Fall Fest at the church on Saturday, September 19 from 9 AM to 2 PM. There will be a crafts bake sale and yard sale tables available. A lunch counter will be selling homemade chicken noodle soup (with homemade noodles) and vegetable soup, sandwiches, pie, cake and beverages. Tables are available by calling 724-758-6785.
Shenango Presbyterian Church invites you to a MISSION DINNER set for Wednesday, September 23rd at 6 PM! We’ll share supper (please bring a dish to share) and photos and experiences from Italy and Harlem! All dinner settings and drinks will be provided. Call with your reservation: 724-654-2322.
Director of Music
North Sewickley Presbyterian Church of Ellwood City, PA is searching for a Director of Music. Ability to blend traditional and contemporary expressions of music. Consult with Pastor regarding worship selections and work with our accompanist. Ability to create and oversee different musical groups. Primary responsibility is Sunday Worship and Music Practice one or more nights per week and occasional holiday services. If you are interested please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex (ECO) has a job opening for the church custodial position. This person will be responsible for keeping the inside of our building clean and maintained and also some minor exterior upkeep. The employee will be accountable to the Pastor as Head of Staff and work closely with the Trustee mobilizer in the performance of his or her responsibilities. The position currently averages 20-30 hours per week and the pay is on a per hour basis. The start date is projected to be in late September. A full job description with list of duties is available from the church office at 724-528-3662 or email@example.com. Resumes are being accepted through September 25, 2015.