The Presbytery of Shenango

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Visit NWMC!

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on this gem right in our own backyard, as Christians from all over the world gather to hear what God is doing, July 20-27 on the campus of Westminster College – all ages are welcome! To register or for more information about speakers and programs, visit nwmcmission.org.

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“Meet a Missionary Dinner”

Churches, Mission Committees and YOU, are invited to share a meal with missionaries who represent us to the world on Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM in the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  Stay tuned for a list of attending missionaries.  Stick around afterward and check out the “Evening Meeting” at NWMC at 7:45 PM in the amphitheater.

 

Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network

More than 20 years ago some people from churches in Pennsylvania and South Carolina (as well as others from far and wide) formed a network so that they could connect more deeply with Christian friends in Sudan and, when in 2011 it became the newest nation, South Sudan.

This year, the Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network will meet at Westminster College on July 23-24.

As a local friend, you can register at the New Wilmington Mission Conference website, www.nwmcmission.org, so you can stay on campus and enjoy the conference for some or all of the week.  You can also register as a commuter for $50 a day, or simply show up when you want during the conference without registering for any meals or conference activities.  (**If you decide not to register, please contact Denise to let her know you plan to attend the Network meeting.)

Flyers for the gathering and conference registration are attached.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Sciuto at 724-766-1678 or dsciuto@frontierfellowship.com.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Hymnals Wanted

A small church group in New Castle is seeking about 30-40 hymnals.  If you have any extras, or even older hymnals that need a new home, please contact Randy Costello at 724-658-6416 or rjcostello07@gmail.com.

eLink News

Visit NWMC!

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on this gem right in our own backyard, as Christians from all over the world gather to hear what God is doing, July 20-27 on the campus of Westminster College – all ages are welcome! To register or for more information about speakers and programs, visit nwmcmission.org.

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Help Wanted

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is looking for individuals to serve on staff. In particular, they are looking for individuals who would like to serve in child care (ages 0-4). If you have a gift for children’s ministry, please consider serving in either the mornings or the evenings on July 19-26. Staff members must have (or be willing to obtain) current PA clearances. Contact Andrea Hall at office@nwmcmission.org for more information.

 

“Meet a Missionary Dinner”

Churches, Mission Committees and YOU, are invited to share a meal with missionaries who represent us to the world on Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM in the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  Stay tuned for a list of attending missionaries.  Stick around afterward and check out the “Evening Meeting” at NWMC at 7:45 PM in the amphitheater.

 

Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network

More than 20 years ago some people from churches in Pennsylvania and South Carolina (as well as others from far and wide) formed a network so that they could connect more deeply with Christian friends in Sudan and, when in 2011 it became the newest nation, South Sudan.

This year, the Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network will meet at Westminster College on July 23-24.

As a local friend, you can register at the New Wilmington Mission Conference website, www.nwmcmission.org, so you can stay on campus and enjoy the conference for some or all of the week.  You can also register as a commuter for $50 a day, or simply show up when you want during the conference without registering for any meals or conference activities.  (**If you decide not to register, please contact Denise to let her know you plan to attend the Network meeting.)

Flyers for the gathering and conference registration are attached.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Sciuto at 724-766-1678 or dsciuto@frontierfellowship.com.

 

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.

 

Hymnals Wanted

A small church group in New Castle is seeking about 30-40 hymnals.  If you have any extras, or even older hymnals that need a new home, please contact Randy Costello at 724-658-6416 or rjcostello07@gmail.com.

eLink News – EXTRA!

Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network

More than 20 years ago some people from churches in Pennsylvania and South Carolina (as well as others from far and wide) formed a network so that they could connect more deeply with Christian friends in Sudan and, when in 2011 it became the newest nation, South Sudan.

This year, the Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network will meet at Westminster College on July 23-24.

As a local friend, you can register at the New Wilmington Mission Conference website, www.nwmcmission.org, so you can stay on campus and enjoy the conference for some or all of the week.  You can also register as a commuter for $50 a day, or simply show up when you want during the conference without registering for any meals or conference activities.  (**If you decide not to register, please contact Denise to let her know you plan to attend the Network meeting.)

Flyers for the gathering and conference registration are attached.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Sciuto at 724-766-1678 or dsciuto@frontierfellowship.com.

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Coming Events:

July 4- OFFICE CLOSED, Independence Day

 

Visit NWMC!

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on this gem right in our own backyard, as Christians from all over the world gather to hear what God is doing, July 20-27 on the campus of Westminster College – all ages are welcome! To register or for more information about speakers and programs, visit nwmcmission.org.

NWMC-Logo-Globe-2000px-FINAL2018 Tshirt Art v1 no ground

 

Help Wanted

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is looking for individuals to serve on staff. In particular, they are looking for individuals who would like to serve in child care (ages 0-4). If you have a gift for children’s ministry, please consider serving in either the mornings or the evenings on July 19-26. Staff members must have (or be willing to obtain) current PA clearances. Contact Andrea Hall at office@nwmcmission.org for more information.

 

“Meet a Missionary Dinner”

Churches, Mission Committees and YOU, are invited to share a meal with missionaries who represent us to the world on Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM in the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  Stay tuned for a list of attending missionaries.  Stick around afterward and check out the “Evening Meeting” at NWMC at 7:45 PM in the amphitheater.

 

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.

 

Summer Camp 2018 at Camp Lambec

Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends!  Visit www.camplambec.net or www.facebook.com/camplambec to download registration brochures and read more about the exciting summer camp programs available this year at Camp Lambec in Erie.

 

Hymnals Wanted

A small church group in New Castle is seeking about 30-40 hymnals.  If you have any extras, or even older hymnals that need a new home, please contact Randy Costello at 724-658-6416 or rjcostello07@gmail.com.

eLink News

Coming Events:

July 4- OFFICE CLOSED, Independence Day

 

 

Creekpaum Baptism

Congratulations to Revs. Beth and John Creekpaum, who once again stood at the baptismal font and presented a child for covenant baptism.  Lydia Grace Creekpaum was baptized by the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church on June 10.  Beth is the pastor of the Sandy Lake church.  Superhero big brother is posing in the background.

 

Lydia Creekpaum Baptism

 

Visit NWMC!

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on this gem right in our own backyard, as Christians from all over the world gather to hear what God is doing, July 20-27 on the campus of Westminster College – all ages are welcome! To register or for more information about speakers and programs, visit nwmcmission.org.

NWMC-Logo-Globe-2000px-FINAL2018 Tshirt Art v1 no ground

 

Help Wanted

The New Wilmington Mission Conference is looking for individuals to serve on staff. In particular, they are looking for individuals who would like to serve in child care (ages 0-4). If you have a gift for children’s ministry, please consider serving in either the mornings or the evenings on July 19-26. Staff members must have (or be willing to obtain) current PA clearances. Contact Andrea Hall at office@nwmcmission.org for more information.

 

“Meet a Missionary Dinner”

Churches, Mission Committees and YOU, are invited to share a meal with missionaries who represent us to the world on Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM in the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.  Stay tuned for a list of attending missionaries.  Stick around afterward and check out the “Evening Meeting” at NWMC at 7:45 PM in the amphitheater.

 

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.

 

Summer Camp 2018 at Camp Lambec

Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends!  Visit www.camplambec.net or www.facebook.com/camplambec to download registration brochures and read more about the exciting summer camp programs available this year at Camp Lambec in Erie.

Official Call to the June 26, 2018 Stated Meeting of Shenango Presbytery

The next stated meeting of Shenango Presbytery will be held on Tuesday,
June 26, 2018 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City.  

Important Items Before Presbytery Include:

  • Installation of Moderator and Vice Moderator
  • Update on South Sudan Overture to GA
  • Update on Conversations with Beaver Butler presbytery
  • Examination of candidate Aaron Christy for Teaching Elder ordination
  • Recognition of honorable retirement of Rev. Stan Keehlwetter
  • Update on Board of Pensions by regional liaison Rev. Doug Portz

Get the Docket and Council Minutes!

Christ Presbyterian Church is located at 325 Spring Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  16117.

DETOUR INFORMATION: If you are coming on route 488 there is a detour because of bridge replacement. When you reach the bridge – you will need to turn on right onto Wurtemburg Road.   At the end of Wurtemburg Road you will come to route 65. Turn left onto route 65 or Woodside Ave.  Follow route 65 until you reach 5th street – Make a left.  After crossing the 5th St bridge there will be a McDonald’s on the left at the traffic light.  Turn left onto Fountain Ave.  In one block at the blinking light make a right onto 4th Street – Christ Presbyterian Church is in front of you at the intersection of 4th and Spring Ave. When you reach the stop sign if you drive straight on 4th Street you can turn left into the parking lot (at the end of the building).  We will have people directing you to extra parking when the lot is full.

NOTE: Please email any documents for inclusion in the packet to Autumn at office@shenango.org ASAP.  

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Coming Events:

June 16-23 223rd General Assembly, St. Louis, MO
Click here to keep up with what’s happening in St. Louis, watch portions of the business meetings, and more.
June 20- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
June 26- 6:30 PM Stated Presbytery Meeting, Christ Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City
Watch for more information coming later this week!

 

Remember Our Delegates

General Assembly started this past Saturday.  Please keep our delegates in your prayers as they represent Shenango Presbytery this week.

  • Rev. Bob McCreight (North Liberty)
  • Elder Jamie Schiestle (Coolspring)
  • YAD Rachel Hemmerlin (North Liberty)
  • Sudan Overture Advocate Judy Veon (New Wilmington)

 

South Sudan Overture

Rev. Hawskins reports that the South Sudan advocacy overture passed through committee last evening, falling short of unanimous by only one vote.  A minor amendment was made to include some language about encouraging donations to funds managed by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Read an article in the Synod of the Trinity newsletter about the overture.

 

EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, preached for Sandy Lake church (June 10).  He will be attending the PCUSA General Assembly in St. Louis (June 16-23). 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.

 

Planning Calendar Update

We’ve received word that the Planning Calendars will be shipping to the Presbytery Office in mid-June due to a printing error.  We will contact churches that have placed orders as soon as we receive our shipment.

 

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.

 

Summer Camp 2018 at Camp Lambec

Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends!  Visit www.camplambec.net or www.facebook.com/camplambec to download registration brochures and read more about the exciting summer camp programs available this year at Camp Lambec in Erie.

 

 

 

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The 223rd General Assembly is underway in St. Louis, MO
Click here to keep up with what’s happening in St. Louis, watch portions of the business meetings, and more.


Remember Our Delegates

General Assembly begins this coming Saturday.  Please keep our delegates in your prayers as they represent Shenango Presbytery next week.

  • Rev. Bob McCreight (North Liberty)
  • Elder Jamie Schiestle (Coolspring)
  • YAD Rachel Hemmerlin (North Liberty)
  • Sudan Overture Advocate Judy Veon (New Wilmington)

 

Click here to read a story on the Synod of the Trinity website about the Sudan Overture that we are putting before General Assembly this week.

eLink News

Coming Events:

June 16-23 223rd General Assembly, St. Louis, MO
Click here to keep up with what’s happening in St. Louis, watch portions of the business meetings, and more.
June 20- 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office

Remember Our Delegates

General Assembly begins this coming Saturday.  Please keep our delegates in your prayers as they represent Shenango Presbytery next week.

  • Rev. Bob McCreight (North Liberty)
  • Elder Jamie Schiestle (Coolspring)
  • YAD Rachel Hemmerlin (North Liberty)
  • Sudan Overture Advocate Judy Veon (New Wilmington)

 

EP Activity This Month

Our Executive Presbyter, Ralph Hawkins, preached for Sandy Lake church (June 10).  He will be attending the PCUSA General Assembly in St. Louis (June 16-23). 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.

 

Planning Calendar Update

We’ve received word that the Planning Calendars will be shipping to the Presbytery Office in mid-June due to a printing error.  We will contact churches that have placed orders as soon as we receive our shipment.

 

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.

 

Summer Camp 2018 at Camp Lambec

Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends!  Visit www.camplambec.net or www.facebook.com/camplambec to download registration brochures and read more about the exciting summer camp programs available this year at Camp Lambec in Erie.

 

Kitchen Manager and Seasonal Staff Wanted

Camp Lambec is seeking help for 5 weeks of camp this summer.  If you might be interested, please read the attached ads.  2018 Kitchen Manager Opportunity.  2018 Seasonal Staff Opportunities

 

News From Our Churches

Lowland Hum Concert

Trinity Presbyterian Church will host a concert by Charlottesville, VA based, husband-and-wife folk music duo Lowland Hum on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets will be $10 at the door on the night of the show.  This is a great opportunity to invite your music-loving friends and family members to attend an event at Trinity.  For more information on this special event with Lowland Hum, please visit http://www.lowlandhum.com.

 

Rummage Sale

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer will be holding a rummage sale on Friday, June 8th from 8 AM – 4 PM and on Saturday, June 9th from 8 AM – NOON.

 

Director of Music and Organist/Pianist Wanted

First Presbyterian Church of Sharon is seeking a Director of Music for approximately 25 hrs./wk. and an Organist/Pianist for approximately 10 hrs./wk.  A single candidate will be considered for both positions if qualified.  Salary competitive and commensurate with experience and expertise.  Please see the job ad for more information.

 

Preschool Director Wanted

The New Wilmington Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of its Preschool.

QUALIFICATIONS:                                                                                                                                Education:  Bachelor’s Degree with Early Childhood Education, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, or a BS in a Related Field with Early Childhood Experience.  Related fields may include:  Child Development, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Pediatric Nursing, Home Economics/Family & Consumer Science, Recreation, Child and Family Studies, and Business.                                                                                            Experience:  Early Childhood Christian Education experience, preferred

Please send resume to:
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church  attention: Preschool, 229 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142

Or sent by email to  office@nwpresby.org

*Resume must be received by June 8, 2018

eLink News

Coming Events:

June 6- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office

 

Planning Calendar Update

We’ve received word that the Planning Calendars will be shipping to the Presbytery Office in mid-June.  We will contact churches that have placed orders as soon as we receive our shipment.

 

 

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.

 

Summer Camp 2018 at Camp Lambec

Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family, and friends!  Visit www.camplambec.net or www.facebook.com/camplambec to download registration brochures and read more about the exciting summer camp programs available this year at Camp Lambec in Erie.

 

Kitchen Manager and Seasonal Staff Wanted

Camp Lambec is seeking help for 5 weeks of camp this summer.  If you might be interested, please read the attached ads.  2018 Kitchen Manager Opportunity.  2018 Seasonal Staff Opportunities

 

News From Our Churches

Lowland Hum Concert

Trinity Presbyterian Church will host a concert by Charlottesville, VA based, husband-and-wife folk music duo Lowland Hum on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets will be $10 at the door on the night of the show.  This is a great opportunity to invite your music-loving friends and family members to attend an event at Trinity.  For more information on this special event with Lowland Hum, please visit http://www.lowlandhum.com.

 

Rummage Sale

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer will be holding a rummage sale on Friday, June 8th from 8 AM – 4 PM and on Saturday, June 9th from 8 AM – NOON.

 

Director of Music and Organist/Pianist Wanted

First Presbyterian Church of Sharon is seeking a Director of Music for approximately 25 hrs./wk. and an Organist/Pianist for approximately 10 hrs./wk.  A single candidate will be considered for both positions if qualified.  Salary competitive and commensurate with experience and expertise.  Please see the job ad for more information.

 

Preschool Director Wanted

The New Wilmington Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of its Preschool.

QUALIFICATIONS:                                                                                                                                Education:  Bachelor’s Degree with Early Childhood Education, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, or a BS in a Related Field with Early Childhood Experience.  Related fields may include:  Child Development, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Pediatric Nursing, Home Economics/Family & Consumer Science, Recreation, Child and Family Studies, and Business.                                                                                            Experience:  Early Childhood Christian Education experience, preferred

Please send resume to:
New Wilmington Presbyterian Church  attention: Preschool, 229 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142

Or sent by email to  office@nwpresby.org

*Resume must be received by June 8, 2018