News From Pittsburgh Presbytery
Pittsburgh Presbytery Ministerial Meditation
As a church with nothing to lose, are we free to proclaim the good news regardless of our gain or loss? In this week's meditation, The Resiliency of the Church, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge answers these questions and more.
IRA Charitable Giving Now Permanent
In 2015, the Federal Government made permanent Qualified Charitable Distributions from traditional IRA's for people who are 70.5 years and older. Those inclined to make charitable donations may find this particularly advantageous whether taking the standard deduction or itemizing. Check out the bulletin insert for more information!
Meet the New Mission Coworker for East Central Africa!
At the upcoming presbytery meeting, we will have the opportunity to meet the Rev. Paula Cooper, the new PC(USA) regional liaison for East Central Africa which includes Blantyre Synod, Malawi. Prior to accepting this call, Paula served as a ruling elder in her home congregation, Holy Trinity–Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. She was also active in urban ministry of Logan community in Philadelphia as the executive director of Youth Project and as a community organizer for Logan Olney Support Services. She will join us as she travels in the US for a few weeks prior to her departure for Zambia. In addition to being at the presbytery meeting, she would like to meet with leaders in your congregation who have a passion for mission! Email Paula or call her cell phone at 314-339-3074.
The Book of Common Worship Now Available on Flash Drive
This helpful resource contains electronic files from the Book of Common Worship to make worship planning and bulletin preparation easier and more effective. The flash drive edition (single-user license) contains a PDF file with extensive links to chapters, sections, and individual services that allow for easier reading, searching, and browsing. This edition also contains Microsoft Word files for each of the services and commentaries found in the Book of Common Worship. Services are arranged in separate files for the ease of bulletin creation and copying and pasting.
NOTE: More information about Continuing Education (CE) is available online; all events offer CE Units.
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