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Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching at Mt. Jackson church (July 30).  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 ralph@shenango.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.

 

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!

 

NWMC Service Project 2017 –Kits for Homeless People

Please take a look at the list below and see what you could help contribute for this year’s NWMC service project.  Items can be dropped off at registration in the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church basement or brought to Evening Meeting on Saturday, July 22nd.

  • Mini toiletry items (hotel dispersed) such as shampoo, conditioner, and lotion
  • New Wash Cloths (the thinner the better)
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Razor
  • Comb
  • Chap Stick
  • Kleenex packets
  • Mini tablet and pen
  • Quart size zip-lock bags
  • Sandwich size zip-lock bags
  • Individual serving pre-packaged cheese crackers, animal crackers, and cookies
  • Healthy snacks such as granola bars
  • Large bags of mini Tootsie Rolls
  • Large bags of bulk Raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • NEW Men’s T-shirts: sizes Medium, Large, X-Large
  • NEW Men’s Underwear: sizes Medium, Large, X-Large
  • NEW Men’s Socks
  • Slightly-Used Baseball Caps
  • Slightly-Used or New: Backpacks, Duffle Bags, Reusable Shopping Tote Bags

 

News From the Churches

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

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.

 

Part-Time Music Director

Mt. Jackson Church is looking for a part-time music Director.  This person will be responsible for the music ministry program at the church.  The church has an adult choir that will be under this persons’ supervision.  Send inquiries/resumes to the church: 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102 or email: mtjackson@verizon.net.

 

Free to a Good Home

24 teal and cream colored choir robes of various sizes and embroidered with the Presbyterian logo, including one tailored for the accompanist.  Although several years old, they are in good condition.  Please contact the office of Third Presbyterian Church at 724-658-6683 or email the church at office@thirdpresby.com.

Robe

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