Good Friday Breakfast

March 29, 2012

Y to Host Annual Community Good Friday breakfast

NEW CASTLE, Pa., March 29, 2012 – The New Castle Community YMCA will host a Good Friday community breakfast at 8 a.m. April 6. The event, which is open to the public, includes a full, complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Medure’s Catering, as well as an inspirational message and special music.

The Rev. Nathan J. Loudon, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, is the guest speaker and his message is titled, “Why Endings are just the Beginning…”

Born in Ellwood City, Loudon grew up in Lincoln, Neb. and has served churches in Florida, New Jersey and Kansas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Theater from Bethany College of Lindsborg, Kan. and a Master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.

His vocational motivations include congregational revitalization, intentional leadership and making one’s faith relational and authentic.

Loudon said, his desire “is for churches of all denominations to see themselves as motivated for mission over and against the maintenance of unhelpful methodologies which often create busy work where spiritual growth is intended to take place.”

He feels disciple-making, shared leadership and accountability are timeless philosophies which speak to all generations of believers.

He said, “Being connected to the least and lost among us—right in the middle of it all—is where persons should find faith-filled churches.”   

Locally, he is involved in the Distribution Committee for the Caroline Knox Memorial Trust Fund.

Loudon and his wife of ten years, Stephanie, have four children: William (7), Claire (5), Emma (3) and Maggie (1).

Special music will be provided by duo violinists Jim and Betty Stephenson.

Reservations are requested but are not required. Call 724.658.4766 to RSVP.

About the Y
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