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Dinner with the Kandels

Pastors, Elders, Deacons, and Mission Committee members are invited to join us at Northminster Church on Friday, July 27, 2018 as we host Missionaries Lynn & Sharon Kandel, currently serving in the South Sudan.  Gathering at 5:30 PM and a Picnic Supper at 6:00 PM.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Lynn and Sharon and to hear and learn about the work they are doing on behalf of Presbyterian Church (USA) with our South Sudanese church partners.  Please RSVP by Thursday, July 26, 2018, by contacting the church office (724) 658-9051 or Tom Kaufman (724) 651-4323.  Thank you!

 

Missionary Reception

Nearly 100 souls gathered on Sunday evening during the New Wilmington Mission Conference at our annual Shenango Presbytery missionary reception.  Conference participants and members of our 45 churches enjoyed conversation with active missionaries and mission co-workers.  Many thanks to our presbytery mission committee for hosting an excellent gathering!

missionary reception

 

Disaster Training

Natural disasters and public violence are both a part of our current landscape.  How can we respond to support and heal communities while also caring for ourselves?  The Synod of the Trinity is partnering with five presbyteries to provide regional disaster training through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in September and October.  Save the date for Wednesday, October 17th as our closest event.  Gather at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center in Slippery Rock for a day of training on “Disaster Preparedness and Engagement”.  A second workshop will be offered after lunch, and participants can choose to attend “Human Caused Disasters” or “Immigration Issues”.  There is a $10 per person registration fee.  Further details and online registration can be found at http://www.syntrinity.org/PDA.

 

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.

 

2020 Trip Invitation

Dear Shenango Presbytery Friends and Family, In July of 2020 I will be leading a trip to Italy, Austria, and Germany to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau.  I would like to invite you and your church members to join us for the adventure of a life-time.  Check out the attached electronic version of our brochure.  If you have questions, please be in contact, Rev. Jim Mohr, 724-813-5894 or by email, mohrjr@westminster.edu.

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