December 15- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
Note: The Presbytery Office will be closed from December 23-January 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
EP Activity This Month
Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, preached at Trinity church in Mercer on December 11. 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.
Year End Mission Giving Deadline
In order to receive credit for the calendar year ending December 31, 2016, all checks must be received or postmarked by Friday, January 6, 2017.
Shenango Presbytery’s Annual LeaderFest
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:30 am-1:30 pm at Westminster College and New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. All leaders in the church are welcome to join us as we hear keynoter Byron Borger speak to us about “Seeking the Peace of the City (or Small Town): Living in Hope with God’s Heart for Western Pennsylvania”. Click here for more information, a link to online registration, and to download this year’s brochure and bulletin insert.
Young Leaders @ LeaderFest
Churches are encouraged to send high school students and young adults to LeaderFest again this year. Their registration fee is only $5 per person (or include them in your church group fee of $100). There is a special workshop in each time slot specifically geared toward young leaders (marked with YL in the brochure) led by Mike Haddox, who was the Morning Meeting speaker at the 2015 New Wilmington Mission Conference.
South Sudan Christmas Challenge
The Presbytery Mission Team challenges individuals to give 5% of money spent on Christmas (gifts, food, decorations) to help starving and persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ in South Sudan. 100% of the money will go directly to our partner churches who are distributing the food and aid – no overhead, no administrative costs. Checks can be made payable to: The Presbytery of Shenango, 4197 New Castle Road, Pulaski, PA 16143. Please list “South Sudan Christmas Project” in the memo. You can also donate by credit card by clicking the “Donate” button at the bottom of this page.
News From the Churches
First Presbyterian Church, Sharon will host singer Dan Byerly on Monday, December 19that 7:00 PM in a concert of American Songs & Christmas Classics to benefit Kyle Lindey, a 2004 graduate of Hickory High School who has been diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica. Admission is FREE. Donations are encouraged and are tax deductible.