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Pittsburgh Presbytery has been reorganized into four branches that meet periodically throughout the year.

Following is news and information regarding each branch. If you are unsure with which branch your church is associated, please check the listings on the presbytery website.

NORTH Branch

SOUTH Branch

EAST Branch

WEST Branch


 



DESCRIPTION & CONTACT INFOMATION

Includes all congregations north and east of US Rte. 19 (not truck route) and I-279 north of Allegheny River.

Minister Contact: Rev. Brian Wallace (email | 412-323-1402)

SIGN-UPS

At the last meeting, pastors and elders signed up to participate in various North Branch planning activities:

STEERING TEAM

Rev. Dr. Tyler Domske, Wexford Community Presbyterian Church
Rev. Diana Harbison, Pine Creek Presbyterian Church
Rev. Brian Wallace, Associate Minister, Pittsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)

 

 



DESCRIPTION & CONTACT INFORMATION

Includes all congregations east of US Rte. 19 (not truck route) and south of the Monongahela until it turns south; the border continues east between North Versailles and White Oak.

Minister Contact: Rev. Dr. Beverly James (email | 412-323-1404)

EVENTS

Anti-Racism Seminar
Racism, whether we realize it or not, influences everyone in some manner each and every day. The effects of racism are sometimes subtle, other times the effects are profoundly significant and often life-changing.  When racism exists, all of society suffers. If you desire to learn more about the issue of racism and are interested in scheduling a seminar for your worshipping community, please contact Rev. Judi Slater and/or Rev. Ayana Teter as they desire to share in this important work with you. For a sample of the last seminar, click here.

STEERING TEAM

Rev. Lance Chapman, Hamilton Presbyterian Church
Elder Robert Dressing, Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Beverly James, Associate Minister, Pittsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)
Rev. Judi Slater, First Presbyterian Church, Duquesne

 

 



DESCRIPTION & CONTACT INFORMATION

Includes all congregations between Allegheny and Monongahela rivers as far south as US Rte. 30 going east from the Monongahela west bend.

Minister Contact: Rev. Dr. Beverly James (email | 412-323-1404)

EVENTS

East Branch Gathering
Thursday, November 8, from 5:30-7:30 PM at The Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek
All pastors and members of the churches in the East Branch are invited to dinner and conversation as guests of The Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek. The main topic for conversation will be led by the Rev. Jane Esterline on the topic, “On Being a Neighbor.” As time permits, the Rev. Dr. Beverly James will be discussing ways that our congregations can work and play together more effectively.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NEWSLETTER

Read the October edition of East Branch News & Views, a newsletter about and for those in the East Branch of Pittsburgh Presbytery.

Read previous editions of the East Branch News & Views:
2017  
June/July 2017  
October 2017



STEERING TEAM

Rev. Dr. Beverly James, Associate Minister, Pittsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)
Elder Richard Kerchner, Second United Presbyterian Church
Carolyn Leah, Beulah United Presbyterian Church
Elder Joyce Matthews, Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Elder Harriette McCray, Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Rev. Melissa Morris, Swissvale Presbyterian Church
Rev. Michael Rucker, First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood
Rev. Deb Warren, Second United Presbyterian Church

 

 



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DESCRIPTION & CONTACT INFORMATION

Includes all congregations south and west of US Rte. 19 (not truck route) and I-279.

Minister Contact: Rev. Brian Wallace (email | 412-323-1402)

EVENTS: 2018 WEST BRANCH GATHERINGS

 

WHEN

Thursday, November 1, from 6:30-8:15 PM
 

WHERE

Mt. Nebo United Presbyterian Church

 

WHO

All Elders, Ministers, Commissioned Pastors, Church Staff, Inquirers & Candidates for Ministry, Mission Volunteers, & interested Church Members

 

THEME

Mutual Accountability and Embodied Trust among Mission Partners
In this final session in our 2018 series, “From ‘Foreigner’ to ‘Family’: Leading Congregations to Become Partners in God’s Mission” (see below for an overview of the full year plan), the Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell and the Rev. Bala Khyllep will lead us in considering how we embody trust in our mission work, through accountability and evaluation. “The rubber meets the road” in our mission partnerships when we can trust one another to be accountable for what we say we will do—and when we are accountable to our partners in a kind of mutual accountability worthy of members of the Body of Christ. Our gathering will conclude with the celebration of Holy Communion.
 

PREPARE

 

We are encouraged to read Chapters 4 and 5 of an important book by Connie Newton and Fran Early, Doing Good…Says Who?: Stories from Volunteers, Nonprofits, Donors, and Those They Want to Help (Minneapolis: Two Harbors Press, 2015). This book can be purchased on Amazon here. Though highly recommended, reading the book is not a requirement for attending this session.

 

RSVP

RSVP by October 25 to Dianne Friedman at mtneboupc@gmail.com.

SIGN-UPS
To be a part of a pastor group, please contact the Rev. Dennis Molnar, Unity Presbyterian Church, or the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge, Pittsburgh Presbytery.
STEERING TEAM
Rev. Sarah Bird, Sewickley Presbyterian Church
Elder Barb Prevost, First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights
Rev. Alina Kanaski, Chartiers Valley United Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dennis Molnar, Unity Presbyterian Church
Elder Louise Schoppe, CP, Forest Avenue United Presbyterian Church
Elder Larry Shoup, Hebron Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge, General Minister, Pittsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)