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Coming Events:

  • August 16 – 12:00 PM MCS Committee, New Wilmington PC


Dominican Presentation

Recently the Presbyterian Women of Shenango Presbytery gathered at the North Liberty church to hear stories of mission and ministry from our friend Altagracia de Cancú — a leader in the Women’s Association of the Iglesia Evangélica Dominicana in the Dominican Republic.  Several congregations in our presbytery are a part of a longstanding mission partnership with the IED.

PW DR gathering


Meet Leisa Wagstaff

Missionary Leisa Wagstaff will be visiting Shenango Presbytery August 18th thru the 20th.  Here are some opportunities for Shenango Presbytery folk to meet her, see her, and hear about her work in South Sudan:

  • Saturday, August 18th at Northminster Presbyterian Church (2434 Wilmington Road, New Castle).  Gathering at 5 PM with a picnic supper at 5:30 PM with an informal presentation following supper.  Please RSVP to church office (724-58-9051) or Tom Kaufman (724-651-4323) by Tuesday, August 14th.
  • Sunday, August 19th at Bessemer Presbyterian Church (29 N. Main St., Bessemer).  Worship at 10 AM.
  • Sunday August 19th at MoCo House in Bessemer at 6 PM with free beverages and dessert with an informal presentation.


Save the Date!

SoulShop graphic

Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church (258 Slippery Rock Drive, Ellwood City) will host a SoulShop for Leaders seminar on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  The cost is $25 per person.  You can register online at http://www.slipperyrockchurch.org (use the SoulShop button).  For additional information, email srchurch258@gmail.com or call 724-752-8892.  If you missed the workshop presented at North Liberty Pres in March, now’s your chance to catch it again!


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to go to the Mercer County Jail with the Celebrate Recovery program on Wednesday evenings from 6-8.  Interested men and women may contact Linda Porter at linda@reachingup.org.


A Day with Tod Bolsinger

Dear Pastors and Elders of Shenango Presbytery: On behalf of Beaver-Butler Presbytery, I invite you to be part of our Thriving Church Event with Canoeing the Mountains author Tod Bolsinger. The event is on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Cranberry United Presbyterian Church in Cranberry Township, PA. We would love to have you join us.  Please see the attached flyer.   Blessings, The Rev. Dr. Graham Standish, M.S.W., Chair, Encouraging Churches to Flourish Unit, Beaver-Butler Presbytery


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.


Full Time Intern Wanted

The Presbyterian Church of Radford, Radford, VA, is seeking a full time intern to direct the UKirk Ministry in the Radford University Community.  He/she will work closely with the Minister as an integral part of a team ministry.  For more information, or to submit resume, please contact Carol White, chair of UKirk committee, cbellinaw@gmail.com, 36 Fieldale Drive, Radford, VA  24141, 540-838-2273.  Please see http://ukirk.pcusa.org/job/31 for a full job description.


FREE Items

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer is happy to donate to a new home –

  • CHURCH ORGAN – a 2 manual, one-octave pedal electronic organ.  Good for a smaller church or smaller worship area
  • USED CHOIR ROBES – 23 used teal polyester adult robes with reversible collars with sets of a variety of liturgical colors and one gathered sleeve organist/director robe and collar set.
  • OLDER SATB CHOIR ANTHEMS – find an old favorite, get extra copies to complete your set, or discover a new-to-you title.  Mostly SATB from 1960-1990s.  General, seasonal, Christmas, Easter, Advent, and others.

Contact Jim Sankey, music coordinator, by email (jamesasankey@hotmail.com) or at the church (724-662-2680) to examine or pick up any of the above items.


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

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