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This Week:

February 21- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock PC

February 28- 6:30 PM Stated Presbytery Meeting, Westminster College (Watch eLink tomorrow for the call to the meeting!)


Dave Trautman

Ruling Elder David Trautman, 84, died on Saturday in New Wilmington.  David was active in Shenango Presbytery leadership for many year and served as our moderator in 2001.  He is survived by his wife Margaret, who served as voluntary presbytery staff for Christian Education.  Memorial plans will be announced.


Dominican Medicine Packing

Volunteers recently gathered in the basement of New Wilmington church to pack a dozen suitcases full of basic pharmaceuticals for this year’s Dominican Republic mission partnership visit, March 11-19. The meds will be used in community clinics staffed by American and Dominican church volunteers through the week of ministry. Shenango congregations involved in this year’s trip include: Clen-Moore, Milledgeville, New Wilmington, and Westminster College. Follow the mission blog here.


Shenango Presbytery College Scholarship

The application is online for the Shenango Presbytery College Scholarship open to students in our communities attending Grove City and Westminster Colleges…https://form.jotform.com/70366300834148.  You can also download a PDF of the form shenango-presbytery-scholarship-application-2017.  The deadline to submit applications has been moved up to March 31, 2017 in order to allow the committee overseeing the scholarship time to meet with potential recipients before the end of the spring semester.


You’re Invited!

Beaver-Butler Presbytery invites you to their annual Leadership and Administrative Event on March 19th from 2-5 PM at the Cranberry Community Presbyterian Church in Cranberry Township, PA. Click here for a registration brochure and list of workshops.


Multimedia in Worship

You’re invited on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM to Westminster College (Witherspoon Maple Room on the third floor of McKelvey Campus Center) for a Multimedia in Worship Event with Presbyterian Media Mission.  pmm-con-ed-flyer  Many of you missed this cancelled workshop at LeaderFest, but this event will provide you with an even better chance to dive deep into the topic, ask lots of questions, and get some great tips.  Cost is $8 per person ($5/person if 5 or more come from the same church) and includes dinner!  Please RSVP to Diane at gabriedl@westminster.edu by March 1.  This event is being hosted by the Office of Faith and Spirituality at Westminster College, and supported by the Christian Education Committee of Shenango Presbytery.


Suicidal Depression Workshop

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and friend of our presbytery Michelle Snyder will be leading a one-day seminar for pastors and and counselors on ministering to suicidal depression in Butler, PA, on May 3.  Learn more and register here.


Hospice Informational Dinner

Join Sharon Regional Health System for dinner and learn how hospice care can benefit you and your loved ones.  Topics include the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Aggressive Care vs. Comfort Measures, Advance Directives, and the Role of Death in Spirituality.  Every Tuesday in March – each week is a different topic – from 5-6:30 PM in the SRHS Diagnostic & Imagining Center Conference Room (2435 Garden Way, Hermitage, PA  16148.  RSVP by March 3rd to 724-308-7322.  Seating is limited.  No charge for dinner, but donations to SRHS Hospice Memorial Fund are welcome.


Board of Pensions “Benefits Connections” Gathering

Would you like to better understand how to use the Benefits Plan to serve your church?  The Pittsburgh “Benefits Connections” will be held on March 28, 2017 from 9 AM – 3:30 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in GreenTree located at 500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15205.  Seating will be limited so it is important for you to register now as the registration deadline is March 3.  You can register at www.pensions.org/benefitsconnections.  Churches/Employers/Organizations may send up to two people.


Complete Barclay Commentaries

Charlie and Mary Crane (Jackson Center) have a complete set of William Barclay Bible commentaries that need a good home in a church, theological, or personal library.  If you are interested, let the presbytery office know at 724-528-1610 or office@shenango.org


Special Invitation

The PCUSA has been invited to send two participants to the eighth meeting of the biennial Csillagpoint (Starpoint) festival July 25-29, 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary.  For more information and a copy of the invitation letter, contact the Presbytery Office.


Save the Date – Chaplain’s Seminar

Strategic Response to Crisis, a 2-day seminar for Chaplains, Clergy, and Mental Health Professionals will be held on June 5-6, 2017 in Hermitage, PA.  More information coming soon!


News From the Churches

You’re Invited

The Westminster College School of Music Concert Choir presents Durufle Requiem with professional chamber orchestra featuring organist, Paula Kubic and conductor, Dr. Samuel Barbara.  Saturday, March 4th at 7 PM at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church and Sunday, March 5th at 3:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Sharon.  Free and open to the public.


Seeking a Secretary

Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church is seeking a secretary 32 hours/week.  Must be organized, experienced with Microsoft Word and Publisher, able to maintain church website, have good people skills and perform general secretarial duties.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Send resume to: pcweichman@gmail.com


Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adults

Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermitage is seeking a Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adults. ce-director-job-description-2017


Fundraising Dinner for Word Centered

Rev’s Ribs will be sponsoring a fundraising dinner at Word Centered Presbyterian Church (710 Carnegie St., Sharon, PA ) on March 5th.  Join us for Sunday Service starting at 10:00 AM and after service stay for the dinner.  All dinners are served with your choice of 2 sides and dessert…Rib Dinner $12, Chicken Dinners (2 pieces white meat) $10 (2 pieces dark meat) $8.  Side options include: Collard Greens, Macaroni & Cheese, Cabbage & Noodles, and dessert options include: Pound Cake, Chocolate Cake, or Flan.  Place your orders call calling 330-707-7674 or by email to REVSRIBS@yahoo.com.

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The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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