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Coming Events:

  • August 31 – The office will close at NOON so that the carpets can be cleaned.
  • September 3 – OFFICE CLOSED, Labor Day
  • September 4 – 9:30 AM Council, Hillside PC
  • September 5- 1:30 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office


Register for the Fall Pastor Retreat

Register now for the October 15-16 Pastor Retreat with Dr. Steven Tuell, focusing on the creation accounts in Genesis.


Save the Date!

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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.


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, September 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the church parlor.  The group will meet each Sunday afternoon for 13 weeks, concluding on December 2 .  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.


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 –

  • 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.


Basket Raffle to Benefit Shenango on the Green

Tickets will be on sale from October 8-13, to be pulled at 12 PM on October 13th, for over 60 spectacular gift baskets.  There will also be a gourmet cake raffle each day.  Proceeds from the raffle benefit the SeniorCare Fund for residents who no longer have the resources to pay for care.  Purchase tickets at Shenango on the Green (238 S. Market Street, New Wilmington).

Published by shenangopresby

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

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