June 7- 9:30 AM Council, Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare, New Wilmington
June 8- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
Service for Dr. Kenneth Bailey
The Service of Witness to the Resurrection, remembering Dr. Kenneth Bailey, New Testament scholar and honorably retired member of the presbytery, will be held Friday, June 3, at 1pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, downtown Mercer, Pa. We anticipate recording the service and making it available online after the fact. Details about those arrangements will follow, as appropriate.
Note: The office will be closed from approximately 12:00 – 3:00 PM, so that staff may attend and record Dr. Bailey’s service.
The planning calendar orders have arrived and can be picked up at the Presbytery office at your convenience. Bills have been mailed to the churches, for those who had not already paid. We have approximately 4 additional calendars available for individual sale at $9.50 each.
We’re Still Collecting Missionary Commitment Forms
In response to the generous financial offerings for missionary support collected throughout 2015 at our stated presbytery meetings, our Mission, Communication and Stewardship committee feels called in 2016 to the goal of 100% of our congregations in supporting a missionary in some way…so far we’re at 51%. Please consider completing a Missionary Offering Commitment Form and send it to the presbytery office. If you need a form, contact the Presbytery Office.
Men’s Breakfast With Missionary Lynn Kandel
EP Ralph Hawkins is hosting a men’s breakfast on Tuesday, June 28, 7am, at Ryder’s Restaurant outside New Wilmington. Lynn and his wife Sharon are are PCUSA missionaries serving in South Sudan, and Lynn does interesting and important construction and logistical work with our Presbyterian partners in that struggling nation. If you care about ministry and are a hands-on kind of guy, join us for breakfast and learn more about the work being done of our behalf in Africa. A $20 suggested donation buys breakfast, with the balance given as a donation to Lynn’s missionary funding through the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Register for NWMC!
Registration for the 111th annual New Wilmington Mission Conference is now open! The conference will be held July 23-30, 2016 on the campus of Westminster College. Come out and hear about what God is doing all over the world! This year’s Morning Meeting speakers are Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mathers, PC(USA) mission co-workers in South Sudan who are supported by Shenango Presbytery. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with folks from all over the world–right here in our own backyard! For more information or to register, visit www.nwmcmission.org or email@example.com.
Hospice Foundation of America’s 23rd Annual Living With Grief Program
Managing Conflict/Finding Meaning Supporting Families at Life’s End will be presented by Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County on Thursday, June 9th from Noon to 3 PM at the Jameson Rehabilitation Building (3410 Wilmington Rd., New Castle). The program is FREE (except for Continuing Education units), and includes snacks and a panel discussion. To register, contact Marsha Parrish at 724-652-8847, ext. 6426.
News From the Churches
22nd Annual Used Book Sale
Third Presbyterian Church in New Castle (1315 E. Washington Street) will hold its annual Used Book Sale on Thursday, June 2nd from 10 AM – 6 PM, Friday, June 3rd from 10 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday, June 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM. (Donations of used books, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs will be accepted through May 27th.) Benefits mission projects.
Matsiko World Orphan’s Choir Concert
First Presbyterian Church of Sharon will host the Matsiko World Orphan’s Choir on Sunday evening, June 12th at 7:00 PM. This is a 20-voice singing, dancing, and musical choir of children 9-17 years old from around the world. There is no cost. A free will offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome.
Organist and/or pianist. Neshannock Presbyterian Church, New Wilmington, PA. One Sunday service per week. One choir rehearsal per week in season. Pay commensurate with experience. Reply to Neshannock Presbyterian Church at 724-946-2081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.