We have just had one of our own, The Reverend Ron Schermerhorn, complete his course work at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and pass his exams for ordination as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. You helped Ron achieve this goal by your generous contributions to the Reuel E. Johnson Scholarship Fund. This fund is used to assist Sharon members or staff in their seminary studies. CONGRATULATIONS, Ron! The offering for the Reuel E. Johnson Scholarship Fund will be collected on Sunday, July 2, 2017. This is a fitting day for this offering because it is the day that we will have the Ringers of Sharon Reunion. Rev. Johnson was the catalyst for Sharon Church’s developing a hand bell choir.
Are you ready?! Are you excited?! It’s almost here!!!! THE 200th BIRTHDAY OF SHARON COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH!!!!!!! The big celebration will occur on Sunday, August 20th.
During the month of August, we will all have the opportunity to give a onetime birthday present to the church. $200 for 200!!!!!
DREAM THE FUTURE!!!! If every member gave a gift of $200, we would collect almost $50,000! If every giving unit(family), gave $200, we would raise about $36,000! IMAGINE WHAT GOD COULD DO WITH THAT!!!!
$200 would be a gift of $1 for each year that Sharon has been in existence. Some may wish to give other factors of 2 - $2 for every year that you have lived, $2 for every year that you have belonged to Sharon church, $20 for every milestone [baptism, wedding etc] celebrated in this church or whatever gift that you feel is appropriate in celebration of this Bicentennial year.
The proceeds from these gifts will be given 20% to mission and 80% to capital improvements to our aging plant. God has been faithful to Sharon Church through the years and in gratitude for His grace and love our birthday gifts will continue His mission through this congregation!
Another blessing, we are pleased to announce that Stacy Ford has joined our committee and we really appreciate her involvement!!!