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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)

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: 2019 WEST BRANCH GATHERINGS

NOTE:  All West Branch meetings are on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE: MAY 2, 2019

Our theme for 2019 is Reconciled for Mission. We will address our being reconciled to God, second being reconciled to each other in the church, and finally being reconciled to the world around us.

Our first meeting in this series will take place on Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 PM at the Carnegie Presbyterian Church. Mark your calendar now! The Rev. Dr. Edwin van Driel, Associate Professor of Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will lead our first session on being reconciled to God. Following is his description of what he will present and what we will discuss:

Resurrection & Reconciliation
Resurrection - God setting things aright. As we start this series between Easter and Ascension Day, we begin our conversations around reconciliation and mission with our strange belief in Jesus' resurrection. When the disciples went around proclaiming that Jesus was resurrected from the dead, they were accused of "turning the world upside down" (Acts 17:6). How might Jesus' resurrection change our common life as Christian communities?

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
Elder John Ferguson, Crafton United Presbyterian Church
Rev. Melany Hamilton, Member at Large
Rev. Dennis Molnar, Unity Presbyterian Church
Elder Larry Shoup, Hebron Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge, General Minister, Pittsburgh Presbytery (ex officio)