Two items related to our November 29 stated presbytery meeting at First Presbyterian Church, New Castle:
Our Coordinating Council has approved another mission offering for this presbytery meeting, in honor of Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell’s appointment to serve as the new director of World Mission Initiative as Pittsburgh Seminary. Son of our presbytery Rev. Don Dawson retired this year as WMI director, and Hunter has been appointed to take this world mission focus at PTS into the next era. Previously, Hunter lead the World Mission efforts for our Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination. In that role, he was a good friend to us here in Shenango, supporting and encouraging our partnership work in the Sudan, South Sudan, and other places. We want to welcome Hunter to our region by giving an offering to WMI at Pittsburgh Seminary in his honor. This offering will be collecting during our presbytery worship service.
LYNNE FOREMAN DINNER
Prior to the presbytery meeting, pastors and elders are invited to the Confluence Coffee House at 5pm in downtown New Castle to share in a light supper with Lynne Foreman, the Mission Engagement Advisor assigned to us by our denomination. Lynne is especially interested to hear about our global mission commitments and to share with us ways our Louisville staff can support the mission and ministry that is important to us. Dinner will be self-pay; one does not have to eat dinner in order to share in conversation.