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This Week:

February 3- 9:30 AM Council, Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church

 

Annual Reports

The GA online statistical program is located at http://oga.pcusa.org/stats.  Clerks will use the same “user name” and “password” as they have used the past few years.  Please note the password should contain an “!” and is case-sensitive.  The deadline for entering your statistical information is February 18, 2014 at midnight.    Currently 12% of our congregations have completed their online statistics.  If you have forgotten your user name and password, please call or email the Presbytery office.

Presbytery annual reports are available on the “Publications & Information” page of the Presbytery website.  They are downloadable as WORD and EXCEL files and the completed forms can either be mailed to the office or emailed to Autumn at office@shenango.org.  The deadline for completing these forms is January 31, 2015.  Several churches have not been able to complete their reports by the January deadline in the past, please note that in order for your deceased elders to be included in the special service at the February presbytery meeting, your Necrology form MUST be received at the office by February 13th!

 

Egypt/Sudan Presentation

On Sunday, February 15th, 7 PM, the Mission Committee of New Wilmington Church will host Rich Kinney (Highland) and Ralph Hawkins (EP) as they share pictures, stories, and updates from their November visit with Presbyterians in Egypt and Sudan.  Childcare will be provided.

 

Prayer Chain List

Our EP Ralph Hawkins sends occasional (public) prayer concerns to some of the prayer groups that meet in our presbytery churches.  Currently Calvin, Lebanon, First New Castle, Bell Memorial, Sandy Lake, First Sharon, Third New Castle, Stoneboro, and New Wilmington churches are included.  If your congregation has a prayer ministry and would like to be included in this ministry, please let Ralph know at ralph@shenango.org or 724-528-1610.

 

2015 Egypt Trip

Join the PC(USA) Liaison, Rev. Dr. Steve Gorman on a weeklong in-country Synod of the Nile/Egyptian Tourism trip for adults on either April 25-May 5, 2015 or October 10-20, 2015.  Cost is $800 (not including airfare, visa fees, or personal expenses).  A PDF brochure is available from the Presbytery Office, or you can contact Steve atstevesynodgorman@gmail.com for more details.

 

News from the Churches

 

Treat Your Valentine To A Free Concert on Valentine’s Day!

On February 14th, at 4:00 PM the combined choirs (80-90 singers) of Westminster College, along with an orchestra, will present a free concert at First Presbyterian Church, 600 East State Street, Sharon.  Conducted by Dr. Samuel Barbara, Director of Choirs at Westminster, the program will feature the beautiful “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure, along with smaller works.  Why not treat your Valentine to a beautiful concert before your Valentine’s Day dinner, and support Westminster’s choirs at the same time?  It will be a very special time!

 

Music Director Wanted

Coolspring Presbyterian Church is looking for a Music Director responsible for 1 Sunday service and Choir.  Piano and/or organ experience.  This is a paid position.  Please call 724-475-3712 and leave a message with your contact information if interested.

 

Organist/Choir Director

Shenango Presbyterian Church is looking for an organist/choir director.  This is a paid position.  Please contact Amy Na at the church office at 724-654-2322.  Come and worship with us!

 

Church Secretary Needed

Part-time Church Secretary needed at North Sewickley Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City.  15 hours per week.  Knowledge of Word, Excel, & Publisher.  Knowledge of MS Access or experience with databases, is a plus.  Please send a cover letter and resume tonspc@zoominternet.net.

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