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A Letter from the General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery

It is more than time for the church to wake up and speak out to the forces of violence running rampant across our land. It is a wake-up call to change our ways, to conform ourselves to the way of Jesus. What has happened to our moral consciousness? To our conscience? In this week’s pastoral letter, Waking Up, the Rev Dr. Sheldon Sorge addresses these questions and more.

You Are Invited!

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

Benjamin Robbins: The Service of Installation is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 11, at Northmont United Presbyterian Church.

Dong Ju Shin: The Service of Installation is scheduled for 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 18, at the Korean United Presbyterian Church.

Elisabeth Hartwell: The Service of Installation is scheduled for 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 8, at Hiland Presbyterian Church.

We also invite you to lift up these individuals in prayer during your morning worship on the day of their ordination/installation services as they officially begin their ministries.

Did You Miss the Presbytery Meeting?

Catch up on what happened! A summary report of the actions and information from the meeting in February as well as a link to the sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. James A. Gilchrist, pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, is available on the Presbytery Digest page.

Did You Attend the Pre-Presbytery Panel Discussion?

If yes, we'd love to hear from you! The Amos 5:24 Ministry Team would appreciate getting your feedback by answering a few questions based on your experience at the Pre-Presbytery panel discussion on February 8.

To participate, please fill out the easy-to-use online form!

New Gifts Posted on Let's Get Connected!

East Liberty Presbyterian Church
has ink drums (teal, orange, brown & purple) for a Ricoh printer Model DD650 and First United Presbyterian Church of Boston has 25 beige choir robes they would like to give to a congregation in Pittsburgh Presbytery. Check out the details and get more information on how to make a connection with a gift of resources, services, or opportunities or with a need on the Let's Get Connected! webpage.

Celebrate the Good News With Us!

When we hear positive and encouraging news, we want to herald the good word. This week we rejoice with the Second United Presbyterian Church, recently featured in a story by the Synod of the Trinity.

Pastor Collaborative to Focus on Race, Reconciliation & Congregational Life

This pastor collaborative will be gathering over a six-month period and focus on addressing the issue of racism in the body of Christ and committed to bringing about racial reconciliation practices in the life and work of our congregations. It will be a practice-based collaborative shaped by those who gather, facilitated by local Presbyterian pastors who have been engaged in this work, and hosted by the Anti-Racism Transformation Team of Pittsburgh Presbytery. To find out more, click here or to sign up, please email the Rev. Susan Rothenberg or the Rev. Aaron Teter.

Update Your Minister Information Online!

Please take a few minutes to complete this easy-to-use online form by March 12. Information submitted will be used to update the presbytery database.

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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