April 12- 1:15 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington PC
April 16-17 Spring Pastor Retreat, Villa Maria Conference Center
April 17- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock PC
Lynn and Sharon Kandel to Visit
Lynn and Sharon Kandel, mission co-workers supported by Shenango Presbytery, will be visiting from April 14-17. You can meet them and hear more about their work at two special events – 9:30 AM on Sunday, April 15: worship with New Wilmington Presbyterian Church – and – 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 15: Coffee House reception at First Presbyterian Church, Sharon. All are welcome!
Also, pastors attending the Spring Pastor Retreat will have an opportunity to talk with the Kandels over lunch on Tuesday.
A Day with Brian McLaren at PTS
Brian McLaren, speaker, author and leader of the emerging church movement will be at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary on Wednesday, April 25th. The schedule will be: 10:00-11:15 workshop, 11:30 chapel, 12;00-1:00 lunch, 1:00-3:00 workshop, 4:00-6:30 reception and dinner, 7:00-9:00 public lecture. All events are free, but require registration for events and meals. Cost for meals: Lunch $10, Dinner $20. To register: Contact www.prs.edu/McLaren-2018, or 412-924-1345. If you are interested carpooling, contact Glenn Hink (email@example.com, or 724-981-2211 ext. 2), who will be leaving around 8:00AM.
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.
Summer Camp 2018 at Camp Lambec
Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends! Visit www.camplambec.net or www.facebook.com/camplambec to download registration brochures and read more about the exciting summer camp programs available this year at Camp Lambec in Erie.
Volunteers are needed to get Camp Lambec ready for summer ministry on May 5th and 19th from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The heavy snow took a toll on the trees last winter – a lot of help is needed sawing, splitting, and removing the downed trees. A light lunch will be provided, but volunteers should bring a bagged lunch, drinking water, work gloves, hand sanitizer, chain saws, and any tools that might be helpful. Please email Bob Meanor by May 1st if you are coming (and with how many people).
Note: The camp’s water system is still being renovated and is in the testing phase. The camp’s water is NOT USABLE and volunteers are not permitted to spend the night.
Apply to the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program today!! Final round for the 18-19 season open until June 1. National sites only are available.
Program benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options throughout the duration of the service year. For more info, visit the FAQ tab at the top of the YAV homepage. Also, follow @yavprogram as current YAVs take over the account. Help plants seeds of service and spread the word!
News From the Churches
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org for additional information.
Indoor Yard Sale
The Presbyterian Women of Unity Presbyterian Church (1857 Mercer W. Middlesex Rd., (Rt. 318)), will hold an Indoor Yard & Book Sale on Friday, April 13, 3:00 – 8:00 PM, and Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lunch will be available. Proceeds will support our mission projects.