Presbytery of Donegal E-News   

August 19, 2019
In This Issue
Celtic Concert
Scottish Festival
Author Penn Ketchum
Job Opening
Community Yard Sale
Phoenixville Women's Outreach The House
Saturday, October 5
Kimberton Firehouse $25
3:30pm Doors Open
& 5pm Bingo
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Celtic Concert
Charlie Zahm Concert
with Tad Marks on Fiddle
Friday, September 6 at 7pm 
Doe Run Presbyterian Church, Coatesville, PA
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic festivals Maritime, and American Traditional events anywhere east of the Mississippi with his baritone voice has been described as "Coming along once in a generation"  
Admission is Free. A Goodwill Offering will be taken. Refreshments at intermission!
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Scottish Festival
Octorara Covenanter Scottish Festival 
Saturday, September 7 from 9am-5pm
Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, Quarryville
The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation invites you to its Sixth Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival to be held on the grounds of Middle Octorara PC. A veterans memorial ceremony will begin at 9:30am with a march to Middle Octorara's old cemetery east of the church. A veteran of the Spanish-American War will be honored. The Washington Memorial Pipe Band, Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks, Fire in the Glen and harpist Kendrah Tozzo will be performing throughout the day. Athletes will be competing in the Penn's Wall Highland Games; solo pipers will participate in competitions and Highland dancers will be competing. Scottish clans and organizations will be represented, and vendors will be selling Scottish goods, food and locally made ice cream. Demonstrations will include spinning and weaving, Irish dancers, a haggis ceremony, sheep herding and more. The Covenanter Church and attached schoolroom museum will be open for visitation and especially for those wishing to do some research. Proceeds benefit the ongoing effort to maintain and restore the historic Covenanter Church and attached one room school museum.
Free parking on site. Tickets on day of event are $17 and Children 12 and under are free. For more information on events and discounted tickets:  
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Running, Recovery, and Mindfulness
Author Penn Ketchum Hosted by the PRC 
Thursday, September 19 at 7pm 
Highland Presbyterian Church
Penn Ketchum, author, ultra runner, and owner of Penn Cinema is launching his new book, Psalm 23 (in other words), at an event hosted by the Parish Resource Center. Penn will reflect on Psalm 23, how to find mindfulness in daily life, and his journey in recovery. All attendees will receive a free copy of his just-published book. Penn is both the illustrator and author of this brand-new title.
Ketchum started rethinking familiar prayers as a form of meditation during long training runs. As he found new words, he also found new insights. Penn's book invites readers to look at this particular prayer differently-in his other words, and in their own words.  His journey with mindfulness and meditation was also dramatically affected by his involvement with a 12 Step program in the 1980s, as he worked toward sobriety. Ketchum owns movie theaters in Lititz, PA, Huntingdon Valley, PA and Wilmington, DE and is known for his casual style, quick humor, and community service.
More information and tickets are available at 
Youth Wrangler Position Available
Highland Presbyterian Church
Youth Director Wrangler. Ancient history: Youth Director tacks announcement on church bulletin board and Sunday night youth meeting is packed. Those days are gone, along with the bulletin board. A thousand options now compete with Christ for middle- and high-school kids. But skilled wrangler that you are, you're going to round them up one-by-one. And being an authentic Christian, confessing your doubts along with your faith, you'll model a transformative difference in their lives. Show them what being a follower of Jesus looks like and how to love God and love your neighbor. P.S. You'll also demonstrate your leadership and love for basketball by heading up our active Upward youth basketball league in our beautiful gym. Game on at  
Please contact us if interested.   Click here for a job description. 
 Don't Forget About These Events!
Community Yard Sale & Fun Day
Saturday, August 24 from 7am-2pm  
Latta Memorial Presbyterian Church
Christiana, PA
On August 24, Latta Memorial PC will be holding a Community Yard Sale and a Community Fun Day. The yard sale will be held in conjunction with the Christiana Borough Community Yard Sale starting at 7am. The church's yard sale will conclude at 10am. At the conclusion of the church's yard sale, the Community Fun Day activities will begin and conclude at 2pm. The Community Fun Day activities will include music, free food, games, face painting for children, prayer table, CPR demonstration, Inter-generational table and raffle (individuals must be present at time of drawing)
These activities are a part of Latta Memorial Presbyterian Church's effort to continue our mission of service. It is hoped that by sponsoring such activities, peace and positive interaction between individuals are formed through relationships within the Christiana Borough and the surrounding community. You are cordially invited to come out and join us in our mission of service to the community.