May 1-2: Spring Pastor Retreat, Villa Maria Conference Center
May 3: 6:00 PM Mercer County Session Records Review, Trinity PC, Mercer
May 4: 6:00 PM Lawrence County Session Records Review, Northminster PC, New Castle
SHENANGO 2026 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
As we right-size our presbytery for 6200 members in 47 congregations, Shenango is conducting a fundraising campaign to sustain our ministry of visioning, training, and supporting our congregations for the next 5-10 years. We are reaching out to pastors, sessions, congregations, and friends of our presbytery for their support above and beyond the Per Capita offerings. Rev. Andrew Jillson (Northminster) and Elder Gary Barr (Bessemer) are co-chairing our campaign efforts.
Please take a few minutes and visit the Campaign page on our website to learn how you and your congregation can help.
PW Spring Gathering
Presbyterian Women in our presbytery held their spring gathering this past Saturday at the Mahoning Presbyterian Church, west of New Castle. Pictured here is PW moderator Nancy Aubel (Northminster) leading the gathering.
Clen-Moore Says Goodbye to Weichman Family
This weekend the Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church said goodbye to Rev. Chris Weichman and his family. Chris has accepted a call to First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Erie, PA. Pictured here is the Saturday evening dinner given for the Weichman family.
The Rev. Dr. Donald P. Wilson (formerly of Lebanon Presbyterian Church) will celebrate his 50th year of ordination on Sunday, May 21st at a special worship service and reception at Hewitt Presbyterian Church, 1206 Crucible Road, Rices Landing, PA 15357. Rev. Wilson and his wife Debbie are retired and living at 425 Haines Hollow Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
Dear Camp Lambec Friends and Family,
I am excited about this summer and hope you are too! Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends. If you’d like to have a great experience at camp, make new friends (and reconnect with old ones), enjoy our amenities, and grow in your faith, then choose the program that’s right for you. I’ll see you at camp! Go to our website for more information and to register www.camplambec.org A printable brochure and registration by going to http://camplambec.org/summer-camps.html
Vice President of Camp Lambec Ministries
Camp Lambec Work Day
Help get Camp Lambec ready for opening and perform some maintenance on May 20th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. There are jobs for all skill levels. Please bring a bagged lunch, drinking water, work gloves, hand sanitizer, and any tools that you think would be helpful. Please email Bob Meanor at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 14th if you are attending (and with how many people). NOTE: Due to ongoing water problems at Lambec, the camp’s water is NOT USABLE and volunteers are not permitted to spend the night. Please plan accordingly.
PMM Website Update
The Presbyterian Media Mission (PMM) has a new website at http://presbymediamission.org/ Every day their home page lifts up a social and spiritual issue being faced in every community, and each day there are varying posts that go out via Facebook and Twitter dealing with various stories.
The New Wilmington Kiwanas will be holding their final Book Sale on April 26-29. Hours on Wednesday-Friday are 10 AM – 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM. The sale will be held on South Market Street in New Wilmington (across from Rite Aid) and proceeds will support community programs, especially those serving children and youth. On Monday, May 1stfrom 10 AM – 5 PM the group will be giving FREE books to churches and organizations. For more information, contact John Wimer at 724-674-4866.
National Day of Prayer Observances
On Thursday, May 4th there will be an hour of prayer at the Mercer County Courthouse bandstand from 12-1:00 PM. All are welcome, bring a chair. The theme this year is “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us…Forgive Us…Heal Us!” There will also be a follow-up march and Prayer for Recovery event at the bandstand on Saturday, May 6th from 5-6 PM for those who cannot make Thursday. The theme of this event is “Let the Healing Begin”.
A 2017 training seminar for fire and police chaplains, clergy, mental health professionals, and emergency responders will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 5 & 6 in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. When a large or long-term traumatic incident takes place in your community, how will you provide and coordinate efforts to provide spiritual and emotional care to so many people? This year, we’ll help you answer that question as we offer the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s “Strategic Response to Crisis.” We’ll have a great class with a great teacher. We’re in a new location this year and class size is limited, so we need you to register soon. And if you send in your registration form and check by or before April 7th, you’ll get a $25 discount! For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/z4vrp95, www.Tinyurl.com/Chap2017, or the “Chaplains” tab at www.StPaulsHermitage.org.
New Wilmington Mission Conference
The 2017 New Wilmington Mission Conference will be held July 22-29 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. At 112 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. Held on the campus of Westminster College every July, NWMC is intergenerational, Presbyterian-related and youth-focused.
About 1,000 people attend from over 30 states and 20 countries for a chance to connect with mission workers and hear what God is doing all over the world. This week-long conference features many well-known and engaging speakers for one low, all-inclusive price! This year’s speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as many others. Come for the week and stay on campus or just drive over for the day! Info available on the website.
Visit the conference website here for more details or to register.
News From the Churches
Moravia Launches New Worship Service
Moravia Presbyterian Church near Wampum is launching a new Saturday evening contemporary worship service, from 6-7 PM each week beginning April 15th in their sanctuary. 4280 State Route 18, south of New Castle and north of Wampum. All are welcome.
First Presbyterian Church of Sharon (600 E. State St.) will hold a Rummage Sale/Bake Sale (lunch available) on Friday, May 5th from 9 AM – 2 PM, and Saturday, May 6th from 9 AM to 1 PM. Proceeds will support the mission work of the Presbyterian Women of First, Sharon.
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
Wampum Presbyterian Church has 150 copies of The Presbyterian Hymnal (the blue cover) available to any church that is interested. Almost brand new. Call the church at 724-535-4473.