News From Pittsburgh Presbytery
Why Should We Be Committed to Our Neighbor?
In this season of Advent, we celebrate the One who comes to abide among us, Lord Emmanuel. Does he come to rail against us or to dwell with us? The Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge, General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery, answers this question and more in today's meditation, The One Who Comes to Stay.
Three New Gifts Posted on Let’s Get Connected!
Baldwin United Presbyterian Church has a metal desk, Sunset Hills United Presbyterian Church has four sanctuary pews, and Hamilton Presbyterian Church has a Ricoh duplicator they would like to give to a member congregation of Pittsburgh Presbytery. Check out the details and get more information on how to make a connection on the Let’s Get Connected! webpage.
Better Than AverageTraining 2020
Last year, the Next Generation Ministry Team piloted a new type of training event for staff and volunteers that became known as Better Than AverageTraining. The response to the first year of Better Than AverageTraining was, well, far more than average as over 80 people attended. Among the 80 who attended were veteran-full time staff persons and first-year volunteers, volunteers who worked with high school kids and volunteers who worked with preschoolers, those who were barely beyond high school themselves, and those who were entering or even well into their 8th decade of life. The team was blown away by the response, and we could not have been more pleased. The feedback we received was affirming but it also challenged us to think more broadly about what kind of event Better Than AverageTraining 2020 could be. If you want to skip reading the rest, you can download the brochure and see everything that is planned.
What Hasn't Changed
What Has Changed
Based on the feedback we got last year, here's what is new this year:
|Rev. Michael Haddox
Keynote Speaker, Afternoon Workshop
Rev. Lisa Hickman
Afternoon Workshop, Evening Breakout
Rev. Beth Creekpaum
Rev. Brian Wallace
Pre-Conference Seminar, Afternoon Workshop
Rev. Jason Freyer
We're excited about Better Than AverageTraning2020 and we hope you are able to make it. You can find all the information about the schedule, offerings, speakers, and registration online or go to these direct links:
Everything You Need for Preaching the Lectionary Weekly!
The latest volume in the new lectionary preaching series is now available. Connections: Year A, Volume 2 covers the lectionary readings for Lent through Pentecost and provides new and insightful connections between the weekly readings, the full breadth of Scripture, and our everyday world.
If you are already using previous volumes of Connections, purchase the latest volume now to add to your library and save 35%. If you are intrigued but want to try before you buy, check out the commentaries for Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday of Lent to see if it is right for you.
NOTE: More information about Continuing Education (CE) is available online; all events offer CE Units.
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