November 26-27- OFFICE CLOSED, Thanksgiving Holiday
You are encouraged to complete the attached evaluation form regarding our Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk, if you have had sufficient contact with him to be able to answer. Your response will be seen only by the Personnel Committee Chair. You can mail the completed form by December 31, 2015 to: Alice Sacherich, 504 Randall Drive, New Castle, PA 16105
Last evening Presbytery approved the 2016 Per Capita and Ministry & Mission Budgets. Per Capita letters will be sent to the Pastor, Clerk, and Treasurer of each congregation by the end of this week. The 2016 figures are as follows: GA- $7.12, Synod- $2.30, and Presbytery- $28.06…Total- $37.48.
Shenango Presbytery is still seeking a few 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. We appreciate those people who have already stepped forward to help, but we still need a few volunteers to cover the afternoon shift on the fourth Tuesday, and other occasional slots that become available. You may choose your shift and the number of times per month is flexible. 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.
The Fellowship Community will soon make available their 2015 Advent Devotional, featuring downloadable PDFs and daily email messages from a variety of authors. Included in the list of authors are Ray and Judith Hylton, formerly at First, New Castle and now serving in Evanston, IL. Watch eLink for updates on the availability of this resource!
News from the Churches
Blue Christmas Service
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church will hold the Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, December 6th at 5:00 PM at the church. This is a service planned for those who have experienced loss of any kind or who just simply cannot get excited about Christmas. All are welcome.
Mt. Jackson Presbyterian Church will be sponsoring a special Advent concert on Sunday, December 13th at 7:00 PM. The concert will feature “One Voice”, a Christian vocal ensemble from Pittsburgh. Each year they do a series of concerts during the Lent and Advent seasons. The choir is made up of talented musicians and singers of all ages and represent many denominations. The group has been in existence for 24 years. They will offer a special blend of scripture, music, and narration to proclaim the Advent season. Mt. Jackson Church is located at 129 Mt. Air Road in New Castle.
Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermitage is looking for a Part-Time Secretary. Resumes can be sent to: Faith Presbyterian Church, 2370 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church has 272 copies of the RSV Bible, copyright 1952. They are well used, but still very usable. If interested, please contact the church office at 724-946-3541.
Part-Time Church Administrator Position Available
Third Presbyterian Church in New Castle is seeking a part-time Church Administrator. Approximately 20 hours per week, $12.00 per hour, 2 weeks paid vacation, plus standard state and federal holidays. Qualifications and experience:
- A cheerful disposition, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks (or equivalent) and basic website design.
- 2-5 years front office and bookkeeping experience preferred, but not required.
- Must be able to self-manage and provide a consistent work schedule.
Please submit a resume and three professional references to Third Presbyterian Church, Attn: Karen Musolino, 1315 E Washington St, New Castle, PA 16101 by Monday, November 23, 2015.