The Presbytery of Shenango

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EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, preached at Bessemer church (Aug 6) and helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rev. Nathan Leslie’s ministry there.  Ralph will preach at Highland church (Aug 13), Enon church (Aug 20), and for Third church’s final worship service before they finish their witness and close (Aug 27).  Ralph always welcomes opportunities to preach or bring greetings during a worship service, as well as opportunities to visit Session and Deacon meetings to talk ministry and mission.   Schedule a Sunday or a meeting time by contacting him at 724-528-1610 or ralph@shenango.org.

 

Happy Birthday Synod of the Trinity!

September 17th is THE day of the first General Synod meeting in 1717.  At that meeting the presbyteries of Philadelphia (formerly “The Presbytery”), New Castle, and Long Island gathered to do business, and among other things, the precursor to the Board of Pensions was formed.  This year will be the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Synod of the Trinity!  Since that date falls on a Sunday this year, Synod is asking that churches to participate during worship using the attached bulletin insert.  There is also an opportunity for a congregation to receive a grant by participating in the celebration (details are on the bulletin insert).

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September 25-26: W. Don McClure Lectures at PTS

Dr. Amos Yong, Professor of Mission and Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, will present his reflections on the work of the Holy Spirit in mission in a pluralistic world at this FREE lecture.  Dr. Yong brings a global perspective of how the Spirit has grown the number of Pentecostal  believers in places like Latin America, Africa, and Asia – not to mention our own contexts.  See https://www.pts.edu/McClure_2017 for more details.

 

Youth Ministry Essentials Training Event

Pittsburgh Presbytery will be hosting Mark Oestreicher, internationally known for his wisdom and insight into youth ministry, for a special one-day event on Thursday, September 28th.  This event promises to be an unique opportunity to engage with one of the foremost leaders in youth ministry. Click here for more information.

News From the Churches

Rummage Sale

Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church (3116 Frew Mill Road, New Castle) will hold a Rummage Sale on September 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Lunch and baked goods will be available.  For more information, call 724-924-9431.

 

Church Treasurer Wanted

Clen-Moore Church, 220 Clen-Moore Boulevard, New Castle has an immediate opening for a Church Treasurer.  This is a part-time position and treasurer may work from home.  Accounting experience is required as well as strong computer accounting skills.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  processing payroll, preparing accounts payable checks, bank reconciliations, monthly financials, preparing federal and state quarterly reports.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. David Watson at dwatson@clenmoore.org.

 

Ellport Presbyterian Church Reunion

On Friday, August 25 from 5-7:30 PM join Ellport Presbyterian Church for a reunion followed by a FREE concert by local band One Voice at 7:30 PM.  Pulled-pork sandwiches, tossed salad, stuffed cabbage, dessert, paper products, coffee and cold beverages will be provided – bring a dish to share if you are able.  Also bring any church pictures or memorabilia that you would like to share.  RSVP by August 15th to Shelly Dobi at mishellyb@gmail.com or call 724-614-6754.  Check http://ellportchurch.org for updates!

 

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

Free to a Good Home

24 teal and cream colored choir robes of various sizes and embroidered with the Presbyterian logo, including one tailored for the accompanist.  Although several years old, they are in good condition.  Please contact the office of Third Presbyterian Church at 724-658-6683 or email the church at office@thirdpresby.com.

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Happy Birthday Synod of the Trinity!

September 17th is THE day of the first General Synod meeting in 1717.  At that meeting the presbyteries of Philadelphia (formerly “The Presbytery”), New Castle, and Long Island gathered to do business, and among other things, the precursor to the Board of Pensions was formed.  This year will be the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Synod of the Trinity!  Since that date falls on a Sunday this year, Synod is asking that churches to participate during worship using the attached bulletin insert.  There is also an opportunity for a congregation to receive a grant by participating in the celebration (details are on the bulletin insert).

 

September 25-26: W. Don McClure Lectures at PTS

Dr. Amos Yong, Professor of Mission and Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, will present his reflections on the work of the Holy Spirit in mission in a pluralistic world at this FREE lecture.  Dr. Yong brings a global perspective of how the Spirit has grown the number of Pentecostal  believers in places like Latin America, Africa, and Asia – not to mention our own contexts.  See https://www.pts.edu/McClure_2017 for more details.

News From the Churches

Church Treasurer Wanted

Clen-Moore Church, 220 Clen-Moore Boulevard, New Castle has an immediate opening for a Church Treasurer.  This is a part-time position and treasurer may work from home.  Accounting experience is required as well as strong computer accounting skills.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  processing payroll, preparing accounts payable checks, bank reconciliations, monthly financials, preparing federal and state quarterly reports.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. David Watson at dwatson@clenmoore.org.

 

Ellport Presbyterian Church Reunion

On Friday, August 25 from 5-7:30 PM join Ellport Presbyterian Church for a reunion followed by a FREE concert by local band One Voice at 7:30 PM.  Pulled-pork sandwiches, tossed salad, stuffed cabbage, dessert, paper products, coffee and cold beverages will be provided – bring a dish to share if you are able.  Also bring any church pictures or memorabilia that you would like to share.  RSVP by August 15th to Shelly Dobi at mishellyb@gmail.com or call 724-614-6754.  Check http://ellportchurch.org for updates!

 

 

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

Part-Time Music Director

Mt. Jackson Church is looking for a part-time music Director.  This person will be responsible for the music ministry program at the church.  The church has an adult choir that will be under this persons’ supervision.  Send inquiries/resumes to the church: 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102 or email: mtjackson@verizon.net.

 

Free to a Good Home

24 teal and cream colored choir robes of various sizes and embroidered with the Presbyterian logo, including one tailored for the accompanist.  Although several years old, they are in good condition.  Please contact the office of Third Presbyterian Church at 724-658-6683 or email the church at office@thirdpresby.com.

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eLink News – EXTRA!

Elmarie & Scott parker will be visiting Shenango Presbytery August 5 – 8, 2017 

The Parkers will share stories of the churches in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and how these churches are sharing Christ’s love even with those considered enemies. You’re bound to hear kingdom stories you will want to retell to your congregation and even your friends.

All are invited to come hear from mission co-workers Elmarie and Scott Parker:

Sunday, August 6: 

  • 10:30 AM Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road, New Castle
  • 10:30 AM Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church, New Castle
  • 7:00 PM Hillside Presbyterian Church, 2 North High Street, Greenville

Monday, August 7:

  • 1:00 PM Mohawk Coffee House, 206 E Poland Ave, Bessemer, PA 16112

Tuesday, August 8:

  • 12:00 PM Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St, Mercer, PA 16137
    Bring a brown bag lunch if you like and we’ll meet in the Sharing Place 

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This Week:

August 2: 1:00 PM – Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
August 7: 10:00 AM – Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office

 

Happy Birthday Synod of the Trinity!

September 17th is THE day of the first General Synod meeting in 1717.  At that meeting the presbyteries of Philadelphia (formerly “The Presbytery”), New Castle, and Long Island gathered to do business, and among other things, the precursor to the Board of Pensions was formed.  This year will be the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Synod of the Trinity!  Since that date falls on a Sunday this year, Synod is asking that churches to participate during worship using the attached bulletin insert.  There is also an opportunity for a congregation to receive a grant by participating in the celebration (details are on the bulletin insert).

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Elmarie and Scott Parker to Visit

Elmarie and Scott Parker will be visiting Shenango Presbytery from August 5-8.  The Parkers will share stories of the churches in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon and how these churches are sharing Christ’s love even with those considered enemies.  You’re bound to hear kingdom stories you will want to retell to your congregation and even your friends.  All are invited!

  • Sunday, August 6
    • 10:30 AM Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road, New Castle
    • 7:00 PM Hillside Presbyterian Church, 2 North High Street, Greenville
  • Tuesday, August 8
    • 12:00 PM Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St., Mercer
      Bring a brown bag lunch if you like and we’ll meet in the Sharing Place.

Watch for more opportunities to hear the Parkers!

 

Another Carpenter’s Project Completed

Members of our presbytery churches in the greater Ellwood City participate each year in a city-wide week of service and mission in their neighbors, dubbed The Carpenter’s Project.  Volunteers from more than two dozen churches came out a few weeks ago to work on homes that need repair and encouragement.  Pictured here is a typical worksite.  We bless the churches (of all traditions) in Ellwood City for this witness of unity and service.

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News From the Churches

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

Music Director/Organist

First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA is seeking to employ one or more church musicians to help lead our music ministry.  Position(s) include: Music Director, Organist, Hand Bell Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, and Instrumental Ensemble Director.  Compensation is based on responsibilities.  Mail resume, or for more information, contact: First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA  16101, 724-652-7706 or office@firstpresby-newcastle.org.

 

Part-Time Music Director

Mt. Jackson Church is looking for a part-time music Director.  This person will be responsible for the music ministry program at the church.  The church has an adult choir that will be under this persons’ supervision.  Send inquiries/resumes to the church: 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102 or email: mtjackson@verizon.net.

 

Free to a Good Home

24 teal and cream colored choir robes of various sizes and embroidered with the Presbyterian logo, including one tailored for the accompanist.  Although several years old, they are in good condition.  Please contact the office of Third Presbyterian Church at 724-658-6683 or email the church at office@thirdpresby.com.

Robe

eLink News

EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching at Mt. Jackson church (July 30).  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.

 

New Wilmington Mission Conference – THIS WEEK!

The 2017 New Wilmington Mission Conference is being held July 22-29 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. At 112 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. Held on the campus of Westminster College every July, NWMC is intergenerational, Presbyterian-related and youth-focused.

About 1,000 people attend from over 30 states and 20 countries for a chance to connect with mission workers and hear what God is doing all over the world. This week-long conference features many well-known and engaging speakers for one low, all-inclusive price! This year’s speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as many others. Come for the week and stay on campus or just drive over for the day! Info available on the website.

Visit the conference website here for more details or visit their YouTube page to catch up on what you’ve missed so far.

Note: Office staff will be attending portions of NWMC this week.  If you stop by and the office is closed, come join us on campus!

 

Nile Theological College Graduation

Many churches in Shenango support our partners in Sudan at the Nile Theological College, an active and fruitful training school for Sudanese Presbyterian pastors and church leaders.  Recently NTC held a graduation for students and family, pictured here.

 

 

 

 

 

News From the Churches

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

Music Director/Organist

First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA is seeking to employ one or more church musicians to help lead our music ministry.  Position(s) include: Music Director, Organist, Hand Bell Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, and Instrumental Ensemble Director.  Compensation is based on responsibilities.  Mail resume, or for more information, contact: First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA  16101, 724-652-7706 or office@firstpresby-newcastle.org.

 

Part-Time Music Director

Mt. Jackson Church is looking for a part-time music Director.  This person will be responsible for the music ministry program at the church.  The church has an adult choir that will be under this persons’ supervision.  Send inquiries/resumes to the church: 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102 or email: mtjackson@verizon.net.

 

Free to a Good Home

24 teal and cream colored choir robes of various sizes and embroidered with the Presbyterian logo, including one tailored for the accompanist.  Although several years old, they are in good condition.  Please contact the office of Third Presbyterian Church at 724-658-6683 or email the church at office@thirdpresby.com.

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EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching at Mt. Jackson church (July 30).  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.

 

New Wilmington Mission Conference

The 2017 New Wilmington Mission Conference will be held July 22-29 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. At 112 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. Held on the campus of Westminster College every July, NWMC is intergenerational, Presbyterian-related and youth-focused.

About 1,000 people attend from over 30 states and 20 countries for a chance to connect with mission workers and hear what God is doing all over the world. This week-long conference features many well-known and engaging speakers for one low, all-inclusive price! This year’s speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as many others. Come for the week and stay on campus or just drive over for the day! Info available on the website.

Visit the conference website here for more details or to register.

 

Mission Conference Reception

Our presbytery will host its third annual missionary reception during the New Wilmington Mission Conference.  The reception will be Sunday, July 23 at 5 PM in the Social Hall of the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, and will include a light supper.  Join Shenango mission leaders, pastors, and friends as we interact with some of the missionaries supported by our congregations in the presbytery.  More details to come!

 

NWMC Service Project 2017 –Kits for Homeless People

Please take a look at the list below and see what you could help contribute for this year’s NWMC service project.  Items can be dropped off at registration in the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church basement or brought to Evening Meeting on Saturday, July 22nd.

  • Mini toiletry items (hotel dispersed) such as shampoo, conditioner, and lotion
  • New Wash Cloths (the thinner the better)
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Razor
  • Comb
  • Chap Stick
  • Kleenex packets
  • Mini tablet and pen
  • Quart size zip-lock bags
  • Sandwich size zip-lock bags
  • Individual serving pre-packaged cheese crackers, animal crackers, and cookies
  • Healthy snacks such as granola bars
  • Large bags of mini Tootsie Rolls
  • Large bags of bulk Raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • NEW Men’s T-shirts: sizes Medium, Large, X-Large
  • NEW Men’s Underwear: sizes Medium, Large, X-Large
  • NEW Men’s Socks
  • Slightly-Used Baseball Caps
  • Slightly-Used or New: Backpacks, Duffle Bags, Reusable Shopping Tote Bags

 

News From the Churches

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

Music Director/Organist

First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA is seeking to employ one or more church musicians to help lead our music ministry.  Position(s) include: Music Director, Organist, Hand Bell Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, and Instrumental Ensemble Director.  Compensation is based on responsibilities.  Mail resume, or for more information, contact: First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA  16101, 724-652-7706 or office@firstpresby-newcastle.org.

 

Part-Time Music Director

Mt. Jackson Church is looking for a part-time music Director.  This person will be responsible for the music ministry program at the church.  The church has an adult choir that will be under this persons’ supervision.  Send inquiries/resumes to the church: 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102 or email: mtjackson@verizon.net.

 

Free to a Good Home

24 teal and cream colored choir robes of various sizes and embroidered with the Presbyterian logo, including one tailored for the accompanist.  Although several years old, they are in good condition.  Please contact the office of Third Presbyterian Church at 724-658-6683 or email the church at office@thirdpresby.com.

Robe

eLink News

EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching at Ebenezer church (July 16), and Mt. Jackson church (July 30).  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.

 

You’re invited to an OLD FASHIONED HYMN SING.
Wednesday night at 7pm at Shenango Presbyterian Church. Come and sing some of your favorites. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome! Ingrid Reneau and Andrew Walls will be in attendance. Hope to see you there!

 

More Opportunities to Meet Ingrid and Andrew Walls

  • 10 am Sunday, July 9 at Highland Presbyterian Church worship, New Castle
  • 7 pm Tuesday, July 11 at MOCO Coffee House, 206 E. Poland Ave., Bessemer
  • 10 am Sunday, July 16 at Bessemer Presbyterian Church worship, Bessemer

Andrew and Ingrid Walls work from their home in Aberdeen, Scotland as well as Liverpool, England and Accra, Ghana to support and promote Christian scholarship in Africa.  They teach Christian leaders from 17 African nations theology, mission, culture, history, literature, language (especially Bible translation), the arts and music, nurturing Christian scholarship that will both serve Africa and contribute to the thinking and activity of the world Church.

 

Walls Discuss Africa

Recently Dave and Joan Dawson hosted in their home a good gathering of members from Shenango churches to hear from Andrew and Ingrid Walls, respected mission scholars and historians who have served in various capacities on the continent of Africa.  Discussion centered on the leading role of African churches in 21st century global Christianity.

Walls discuss Africa

 

New Wilmington Mission Conference

The 2017 New Wilmington Mission Conference will be held July 22-29 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. At 112 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. Held on the campus of Westminster College every July, NWMC is intergenerational, Presbyterian-related and youth-focused.

About 1,000 people attend from over 30 states and 20 countries for a chance to connect with mission workers and hear what God is doing all over the world. This week-long conference features many well-known and engaging speakers for one low, all-inclusive price! This year’s speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as many others. Come for the week and stay on campus or just drive over for the day! Info available on the website.

Visit the conference website here for more details or to register.

 

Mission Conference Reception

Our presbytery will host its third annual missionary reception during the New Wilmington Mission Conference.  The reception will be Sunday, July 23 at 5 PM in the Social Hall of the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, and will include a light supper.  Join Shenango mission leaders, pastors, and friends as we interact with some of the missionaries supported by our congregations in the presbytery.  More details to come!

 

NWMC Service Project 2017 –Kits for Homeless People

Please take a look at the list below and see what you could help contribute for this year’s NWMC service project.  Items can be dropped off at registration in the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church basement or brought to Evening Meeting on Saturday, July 22nd.

  • Mini toiletry items (hotel dispersed) such as shampoo, conditioner, and lotion
  • New Wash Cloths (the thinner the better)
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Razor
  • Comb
  • Chap Stick
  • Kleenex packets
  • Mini tablet and pen
  • Quart size zip-lock bags
  • Sandwich size zip-lock bags
  • Individual serving pre-packaged cheese crackers, animal crackers, and cookies
  • Healthy snacks such as granola bars
  • Large bags of mini Tootsie Rolls
  • Large bags of bulk Raisins
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • NEW Men’s T-shirts: sizes Medium, Large, X-Large
  • NEW Men’s Underwear: sizes Medium, Large, X-Large
  • NEW Men’s Socks
  • Slightly-Used Baseball Caps
  • Slightly-Used or New: Backpacks, Duffle Bags, Reusable Shopping Tote Bags

 

Planning Ahead: Honoring Your Loved Ones Wishes

A Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County Caregiver Support Program with Guest Speaker, Attorney Jeffrey Banner.  Come and learn about advance care planning, including living wills, power of attorneys, estate planning, and more.  Thursday, July 20th from NOON to 3 PM at UPMC Jameson, 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle (North Campus Cafeteria, private dining room 2).  Light refreshments will be served.  Call to register: 724-652-8847 by July 13th.  FREE event.

 

News From the Churches

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

Office Manager/Ministry Assistant

Wampum Presbyterian  Church is seeking a Part-Time Secretary/Office Manager/Ministry Assistant for 3 hours – 2 days per week (Tuesday and Friday).  Minimum 3 years experience; minimum of Associates Degree preferred; knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to multi task required. For more information, please call the church at 724-535-4473.  Email or send letters of interest, resume, and three current references to wampum.presbyterian@verizon.net or mail to PO Box 86, Wampum, PA  16157 by July 15th.

 

Music Director/Organist

First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA is seeking to employ one or more church musicians to help lead our music ministry.  Position(s) include: Music Director, Organist, Hand Bell Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, and Instrumental Ensemble Director.  Compensation is based on responsibilities.  Mail resume, or for more information, contact: First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA  16101, 724-652-7706 or office@firstpresby-newcastle.org.

 

Part-Time Music Director

Mt. Jackson Church is looking for a part-time music Director.  This person will be responsible for the music ministry program at the church.  The church has an adult choir that will be under this persons’ supervision.  Send inquiries/resumes to the church: 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102 or email: mtjackson@verizon.net.

 

eLink News – EXTRA!

You’re invited to an OLD FASHIONED HYMN SING.
Wednesday night at 7pm at Shenango Presbyterian Church. Come and sing some of your favorites. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome! Ingrid Reneau and Andrew Walls will be in attendance. Hope to see you there!

More Opportunities to Meet Ingrid and Andrew Walls

  • 10 am Sunday, July 9 at Highland Presbyterian Church worship, New Castle
  • 7 pm Tuesday, July 11 at MOCO Coffee House, 206 E. Poland Ave., Bessemer
  • 10 am Sunday, July 16 at Bessemer Presbyterian Church worship, Bessemer

Andrew and Ingrid Walls work from their home in Aberdeen, Scotland as well as Liverpool, England and Accra, Ghana to support and promote Christian scholarship in Africa.  They teach Christian leaders from 17 African nations theology, mission, culture, history, literature, language (especially Bible translation), the arts and music, nurturing Christian scholarship that will both serve Africa and contribute to the thinking and activity of the world Church.

 

eLink News

EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, will be preaching at Trinity church (July 9), Ebenezer church (July 16), and Mt. Jackson church (July 30).  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.

 

Ingrid and Andrew Walls Visiting

Andrew and Ingrid Walls work from their home in Aberdeen, Scotland as well as Liverpool, England and Accra, Ghana to support and promote Christian scholarship in Africa.  They teach Christian leaders from 17 African nations theology, mission, culture, history, literature, language (especially Bible translation), the arts and music, nurturing Christian scholarship that will both serve Africa and contribute to the thinking and activity of the world Church.

Ingrid and Andrew will be in Shenango Presbytery and you are welcome to see them on the following occasions:

  • 7 pm Wednesday, July 5 at Dawson home, 30 Willow Drive, New Wilmington
  • 10 am Sunday, July 9 at Highland Presbyterian Church worship, New Castle
  • 7 pm Tuesday, July 11 at MOCO Coffee House, 206 E. Poland Ave., Bessemer
  • 10 am Sunday, July 16 at Bessemer Presbyterian Church worship, Bessemer

 

New Wilmington Mission Conference

The 2017 New Wilmington Mission Conference will be held July 22-29 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. At 112 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. Held on the campus of Westminster College every July, NWMC is intergenerational, Presbyterian-related and youth-focused.

About 1,000 people attend from over 30 states and 20 countries for a chance to connect with mission workers and hear what God is doing all over the world. This week-long conference features many well-known and engaging speakers for one low, all-inclusive price! This year’s speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as many others. Come for the week and stay on campus or just drive over for the day! Info available on the website.

Visit the conference website here for more details or to register.

 

Volunteers Needed

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is looking for volunteers to do some light office work (preparing mailings, answering phones, etc.) during the months of June and July.  If you might be interested in helping out for a few hours/days, please contact Andrea Hall, office manager, at office@nwmcmission.org or 724-946-9770.

 

Mission Conference Reception

Our presbytery will host its third annual missionary reception during the New Wilmington Mission Conference.  The reception will be Sunday, July 23 at 5 PM in the Social Hall of the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, and will include a light supper.  Join Shenango mission leaders, pastors, and friends as we interact with some of the missionaries supported by our congregations in the presbytery.  More details to come!

 

What’s God Doing in Southeast Asia?

Barry and Shelly Dawson, Southeast Asia Liasons for the PC(USA) will make a presentation at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 10th in the Hill UP Church sanctuary (501 Second Street, Butler).  They will discuss their involvement with seven Southeast Asia countries on behalf of the denomination.  All are welcome!  Bring a friend!  Please call for luncheon reservations, 724-287-5427.

 

News From the Churches

 

Robes and Bibles Available

Shenango Presbyterian Church joyfully and willingly offers two styles of choir/ bell robes for adults for any interested church or group. Please pick up the robes from the church at your earliest convenience. We have 18 blue robes and 20 red/ burgundy robes. The blue are like new! See the photos below.

Additionally, we have 100+ NIV Bibles that used to be pew Bibles. They are hardcover and need only to be retrieved by interested party.

Shenango Presbyterian Church 724.654.2322

 

Office Manager/Ministry Assistant

Wampum Presbyterian  Church is seeking a Part-Time Secretary/Office Manager/Ministry Assistant for 3 hours – 2 days per week (Tuesday and Friday).  Minimum 3 years experience; minimum of Associates Degree preferred; knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to multi task required. For more information, please call the church at 724-535-4473.  Email or send letters of interest, resume, and three current references to wampum.presbyterian@verizon.net or mail to PO Box 86, Wampum, PA  16157 by July 15th.

 

Music Director/Organist

First Presbyterian Church, New Castle, PA is seeking to employ one or more church musicians to help lead our music ministry.  Position(s) include: Music Director, Organist, Hand Bell Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, and Instrumental Ensemble Director.  Compensation is based on responsibilities.  Mail resume, or for more information, contact: First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA  16101, 724-652-7706 or office@firstpresby-newcastle.org.

 

Part-Time Music Director

Mt. Jackson Church is looking for a part-time music Director.  This person will be responsible for the music ministry program at the church.  The church has an adult choir that will be under this persons’ supervision.  Send inquiries/resumes to the church: 129 Mt. Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102 or email: mtjackson@verizon.net.

 

eLink News – EXTRA!

Board of Pensions Workshops
Rev. Doug Portz, our regional representative from our Board of Pensions, is offering a series of workshops next week and will be attending our June 27 stated meeting at Hillside church in Greenville to present information on the PCUSA medical plan, retirement savings options, and Terms of Call guidance:

– 6/27 at noon at Shenango SeniorCare in New Wilmington – a luncheon for retired pastors and spouses

– 6/27 5pm at Hillside church – a workshop for pastors and finance folk (treasurers, elders, etc.) to learn how best to structure annual Terms of Call packages to maximize tax and savings benefits for both pastors and churches

– 6/28 at noon at Shenango SeniorCare in New Wilmington – a Benefits overview lunch for first-call pastors and spouses, highlighting some of the lessor known features of our Board of Pensions benefits