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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. Larry Ruby (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 worshiping 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. Larry Ruby, Temporary 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. Brian Wallace (email | 412-323-1402)

STEERING TEAM

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
Rev. Brian Wallace, Associate Minister, Pittsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)

 

 



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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.Dr. Sheldon Sorge (email | 412-323-1401)

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.

EVENTS

West Branch Gathering

WHEN

Thursday, January 30, at 6:30 PM

WHERE Ken Mawr United Presbyterian Church
1760 Pine Hollow Road
McKees Rocks, PA  15136
WHO All Ruling Elders, Teaching Elders, Commissioned Ruling Elders, Church Staff, Inquirers & Candidates for Ministry, & interested Church Members
LEADER Rev. Dr. Angela Hancock, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
WHAT Our theme for 2020 is Talking Politics in Church? How Christians can practice reconciliation in a politically divided world – first within the church, then beyond.

January 30 Meeting Topic:  Why can’t the faithful talk politics?
We will overview recent studies of how American congregations are engaging political issues at this time. How has it gone when we have tried to have conversations about politically divisive issues in our own congregations?
 
As a reference for this year’s studies, you are invited to read I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations (Thomas Nelson, 2019). You can order this book on Amazon here.
RSVP RSVP here by January 24.  Questions? Call Ken Mawr church at 412-331-2863.

STEERING TEAM

Elder John Ferguson, Crafton United Presbyterian Church
Rev Alina Kanaski, Chartiers Valley United Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dennis Molnar, Unity Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Larry Ruby, Associate Ministry, PIttsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)
Pastor Louise Schoppe, Forest Avenue United Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge, General Minister, Pittsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)
Elder Ann Strong, Sewickley Presbyterian Church
Elder Janet Wood, United Presbyterian Church in Ingram