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Coming Events:

June 16-23 223rd General Assembly, St. Louis, MO
Click here to keep up with what’s happening in St. Louis, watch portions of the business meetings, and more.
June 20- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
June 26- 6:30 PM Stated Presbytery Meeting, Christ Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City
Watch for more information coming later this week!


Remember Our Delegates

General Assembly started this past Saturday.  Please keep our delegates in your prayers as they represent Shenango Presbytery this week.

  • Rev. Bob McCreight (North Liberty)
  • Elder Jamie Schiestle (Coolspring)
  • YAD Rachel Hemmerlin (North Liberty)
  • Sudan Overture Advocate Judy Veon (New Wilmington)


South Sudan Overture

Rev. Hawskins reports that the South Sudan advocacy overture passed through committee last evening, falling short of unanimous by only one vote.  A minor amendment was made to include some language about encouraging donations to funds managed by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Read an article in the Synod of the Trinity newsletter about the overture.


EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, preached for Sandy Lake church (June 10).  He will be attending the PCUSA General Assembly in St. Louis (June 16-23). 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.


Planning Calendar Update

We’ve received word that the Planning Calendars will be shipping to the Presbytery Office in mid-June due to a printing error.  We will contact churches that have placed orders as soon as we receive our shipment.


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.




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

One thought on “eLink News

  1. Just a quick note re: Presbytery……I had mentioned several months ago now, that June presbytery mtg. is usuallythe time we make a push for Wee Kirk…..can we still do that?   Are their flyers there at the office that can  bepassed out?Thanks,Jane

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