News From Pittsburgh Presbytery
How Have Our Presbytery Meetings Been Reshaped?
What are the unique attributes of our September presbytery meetings at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center? What value is there in table fellowship? The Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge, General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery, answers these questions in today's meditation, How We Gather.
How Can You Help with Disaster Relief from Hurricane Dorian?
After a national or global disaster, we receive numerous calls from congregations and individuals expressing a desire to help. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables mission partners to care for communities adversely affected by catastrophic events. Click here to learn more!
Several of Our Pastors Featured in National Magazine!
Congratulations to several of our members who are featured prominently in the September/October 2019 edition of our denomination’s national magazine, Presbyterians Today! Rev. Matt Fricker’s peacemaking outreach to Iraq is profiled, along with comments from Rev. Henk Bossers, chair of our Peacemaking Ministry Team. And a feature article on services of Blessing of the Animals was written by David Bennet, a member of Sixth Presbyterian Church. It includes photos of Revs. K.J. Norris and Henk Bossers leading the services at Kerr Presbyterian Church and East Liberty Presbyterian Church, along with substantive comments by both pastors. They all make us Pittsburgh Proud!
Synod Article Highlights Youth Pilgrimage
Mike Givler, Communications Coordinator for the Synod of the Trinity, recently wrote, "When a group of young people from the USA thinks about going on a ‘mission trip’ to somewhere in the world, the focus is often on what the team will do.... This team was built around the notion of ‘pilgrimage,’ which the team defined as the leaving behind that which is familiar and entering into a place that is new and different with the expectation of seeing God at work there." Check out the full article!
Are You Prepared?
Bethany Presbyterian Church is hosting an Active Shooter Preparedness & Response presentation on Monday, October 21, from 6:30-8:30 PM. Bob Winters, a Certified Protection Professional and Protective Security Advisor for the US Department of Homeland Security, is the main speaker. Who is invited? Pastors, rabbis, priests, clergy, church staff, Sunday school teachers, board members, ushers, greeters, custodians, elders, deacons, and servant leaders of all faiths are welcome!
Please RSVP via email to Michael Spurr by Monday, October 14. There is no cost to attend.
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