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A Letter from the General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery

In this week's pastoral letter, Advance Maintenance, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge continues the series, Why Presbytery?, exploring the ways in which presbytery provides critical assistance to congregations in fulfilling the mission of the Church.

Invitation to Attend Services of Ordination/Installation

The Services of Ordination/Installation are acts of the presbytery as we welcome into ministry a colleague in Christ. We urge pastors and church members, especially of neighboring congregations, to attend the ordination/installation of the following people as a way of helping a new pastor and his/her congregation or ministry organization experience the partnership we have as members of Pittsburgh Presbytery:

Joshua Fisher: Service of Ordination as Part-Time Temporary Teaching Elder for Homestead United Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 1, scheduled for 3:00 PM at Homestead United Presbyterian Church

John Magnuson: Service of Installation as Associate Teaching Elder for Shadyside Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 29, scheduled for 11:00 AM at Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Alan Olson: Service of Ordination as Part-Time Teaching Elder for First United Presbyterian Church of Houston (Washington Presbytery) on Saturday, October 10, scheduled for 4:00 PM at Sixth Presbyterian Church

Did You Know?

You can:

and much more online through PayPal on the presbytery website!  Simply click on the Donate Online button found on the home page and start the process.  Look for a writeable field in which you can designate your contribution.  PayPal charges a 2.2% fee plus .30/transaction, but your receipt will be for the full amount you have indicated.  If you have any questions, please contact Roy Burford, Business Administrator of Pittsburgh Presbytery.

What is Available After a Presbytery Meeting?

Did you know the proceedings of our presbytery are posted on our website soon after each meeting? A summary of the actions from the meeting on September 24 and the text of the sermon preached by General Minister Sheldon Sorge are now available on the presbytery website.

Minimum Terms of Call, Budget & Per Capita Approved

At the meeting on September 24, Pittsburgh Presbytery voted to approve:

A full summary of actions and information from the meeting are included in the Presbytery Digest.

New Blog for Presbyterians Today Debuts

This exciting new forum, One Church, Many Voices, welcomes Presbyterians of all stripes to share their ideas and their passions aimed at shining a light on the path to become better disciples of Jesus Christ. They have conceived this blog as a safe and holy place for reflection and growth where you will find writing, art, videos, and podcasts. Some of it will be bilingual. Some will be collaborative projects inviting grassroots voices to speak lovingly but honestly on difficult topics of disagreement. Much of it will push the boundaries of what passes for conversation in the church and will, they hope, inspire us to dream bigger when it comes to the gospel.

Coming Training Events & Ministry Opportunities:

Coming Events & Retreats at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center

Continuing Education Opportunities & Events at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary:

NOTE: More information about Continuing Education (CE) is available online; all events offer CE Units.



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