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Coming Events:

March 2- 11:00 AM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
March 5– 3:00 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
March 7- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office


Register NOW for…

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Soul Shop™ will be hosted at North Liberty Presbyterian Church (209 North Liberty -Plain Grove Road, Grove City) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  (Registration begins at 8:30 AM.)  This one day course for every lay leaders who shapes the ministry of a church, both clergy and lay persons, will cost $25.00 per person.  This will cover the conference fee, materials, refreshments and lunch.

This is a one-day training to equip faith community leaders to minister to those impacted by suicidal desperation.  This includes the creation of worship resource, training congregation members in suicide awareness and basic conversation skills, and the invitation to those who have been suicidal in the past to share their stories.

Click here to read more and register online!


A Heartfelt Thanks from Rev. James Par Top

Greetings in the name of our Lord  Jesus Christ, our Savior.  As people of God , I would  like to say thanks you so much for your concern about the  people of the South Sudan for sent them the humanitarian aid assistance.   There are many people in the South Sudan do need help, because the hunger in South Sudan is very bad because most of the children are on street, they do not find any food to eat, may be their parents where been killed in this civil war.  We have many pastors are not in the country, some of them are in Khartoum and Uganda and Ethiopia and Kenya, their children are suffering there with them.  On behalf of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, brothers and  Sisters in Christ Jesus of the Shenango Presbytery thanks you every much, may God bless all of us,

yours in Christ,

Rev, James Par Tap . Moderator of  SSPEC

(It was announced last evening at the Presbytery Meeting, that over the past two years, the congregations of Shenango Presbytery have sent over $46,761.00 to combat hunger in South Sudan.)


Help Wanted

The Board of Directors of the Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania (CAPNWP) is seeking to hire a maintenance person for Camp Lambec in North Springfield, PA. Must have skills to do plumbing repairs, electrical, building repairs, maintenance on equipment, mow grass and weed-whack, operate water treatment system and follow all DEP and/or Health Department laws and regulations regarding the use and testing of Camp Lambec’s drinking water. The position runs March through October. Interested persons should call CAPNWP Board Member Bob Meanor at (724) 375-5926 between the hours of 6pm and 10pm.


LAMBEC Capital Campaign

The Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania is conducting a $100,000 capital campaign to restore the water system for Camp Lambec.  The system needs a DEP-approved overhaul, and we are starting those repairs with an approved contractor.  This is an expensive overhaul, but it is necessary to continue the ministry to youth and families.  As such, the Board has authorized a $100K campaign to address this and other items of deferred maintenance.  The Board is committed to the continued operation of Camp Lambec, as we believe firmly that this ministry provides unique and powerful discipleship opportunities for participants.  Individual donations can be made online using this link.   Church contributions can be coordinated through the Shenango Presbytery office.


Save the Date!

Beaver-Butler Presbytery, in cooperation with Pittsburgh Presbytery, the Southwestern PA Synod of the ELCA, and the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church present a Day with Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory.  This event will be hosted at Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church, Cranberry Township, PA on Friday, September 21 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM.  Included will be a special Q&A session for those involved in small groups discussing Bolsinger’s book.  More information is coming in the months ahead!

News From the Churches

GriefShare Program

No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process.  A GriefShare seminar/support group is being hosted and sponsored by Calvin Presbyterian Church.  The program will be facilitated by Ginny Brest.  The first session is scheduled for Sunday, February 4 from 1:300-3:30 p.m. in the church parlor.  The group will meet each Sunday afternoon (except April 1, Easter Sunday) for 13 weeks, concluding on May 6 .  While participants are encouraged to complete the 13-week program if possible, attendance is not mandatory each week.  The program is free and open to anyone in the community (and beyond) because we understand how deeply grief and loss hurts people and families.  This is a place where many people have found they can begin to put their lives back together again.  The program is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to help them through the grief process.  If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this program, please contact Ginny Brest at 724-758-3838 or the church office at 724-758-4258 or by email at calvinellwood@gmail.com.  You can also view the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org for additional information.

Bessemer Presbyterian Church Preschool

Bessemer Presbyterian Church is so excited to be able to offer quality, affordable and faith based Preschool to the Mohawk and surrounding areas.  They are now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please call the preschool phone number (724-667-4130) and leave a message.  Bessemer Presbyterian Church Preschool Flyer

On Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM there will be a Vendor Show to benefit the brand new preschool.  Chinese auction of baskets donated by the vendors and a 50/50.  There will also be a bake sale sponsored by C.L.I.C.K  Bessemer Presbyterian Churcdh Preschool Vendor Show Flyer-2018


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

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