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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.


Volunteers Needed

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is looking for volunteers to do some light office work (preparing mailings, answering phones, etc.) during the months of June and July.  If you might be interested in helping out for a few hours/days, please contact Andrea Hall, office manager, at office@nwmcmission.org or 724-946-9770.


Mission Conference Reception

Our presbytery will host its third annual missionary reception during the New Wilmington Mission Conference.  The reception will be Sunday, July 23 at 5 PM in the Social Hall of the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, and will include a light supper.  Join Shenango mission leaders, pastors, and friends as we interact with some of the missionaries supported by our congregations in the presbytery.  More details to come!


What’s God Doing in Southeast Asia?

Barry and Shelly Dawson, Southeast Asia Liasons for the PC(USA) will make a presentation at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 10th in the Hill UP Church sanctuary (501 Second Street, Butler).  They will discuss their involvement with seven Southeast Asia countries on behalf of the denomination.  All are welcome!  Bring a friend!  Please call for luncheon reservations, 724-287-5427.


God in the Neighborhood

God calls us, not only to participate in God’s mission, but to particular places.  Situated within particular streets, sidewalks, parks, stores, and empty lots of a neighborhood, the Church seeks the shalom of their city, and all that this entails.  But what does this mean?  Share in conversation with local and international scholars, pastors, and leaders committed to building healthy communities…June 21-23 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Join in for one day or all three!  Each day includes prayer and dwelling in the Word, stories from the neighborhood, salon-style conversation, and discussions of next steps.  For more information, http://www.pts.edu/God-in-the-Neighborhood.


News From the Churches

Scholarships Available

Third Presbyterian Church in New Castle offers scholarships to members of Presbyterian churches in Lawrence County who are attending schools of higher education for ministerial training.  Applications may be obtained by calling the church office at 724-658-6683 or by emailing office@thirdpresby.com.  The deadline for applications is June 30, 2017.


Music Director/Organist

First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA is seeking to employ one or more church musicians to help lead our music ministry.  Position(s) include: Music Director, Organist, Hand Bell Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, and Instrumental Ensemble Director.  Compensation is based on responsibilities.  Mail resume, or for more information, contact: First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA  16101, 724-652-7706 or office@firstpresby-newcastle.org.

Published by shenangopresby

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

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