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A Letter from the General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery

In this week's pastoral letter, Nurturing the Flock, Honoring the Shepherd, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge continues the series in which he carefully considers the six Great Ends of the church. Today, he addresses the following questions: Whose job is it to assure God's people are cared for well and God is mightily worshipped? The pastor’s or the entire community? What are the outward and inward dimensions of church life?

New Gift Posted on Let's Get Connected!

Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, has 21 blue choir robes, one organist robe, and 20 reversible white stoles they would like to give away. 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.

Annual Summer Partnership Program Ready to Launch!

Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, in partnership with the Administrative Commission for Transformation of Pittsburgh Presbytery, is once again excited to announce the annual summer partnership program with your congregation. As we enter our 11th year of this relationship, we are anticipating another great summer of collaboration, and real and relevant ministry with the children of your church and, more importantly, with the people in your community.

Whether you call it Day Camp, VBS, or something else, we want to walk side by side with you! Starting last year, this program welcomed all congregations regardless of size.  We are excited to offer this exciting program and ministry opportunity again this summer to all congregations as well as throughout the year.

Click here to begin the process. Once completed, a Crestfield staff person will contact you regarding the next steps.

If you are interested, please email Stephanie, Day Camp Coordinator, or Marla, Interim Program Director.

How Can You Help the Hungry & the Poor?

Please give generously to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering this year! Your contributions help the church provide relief to those affected globally by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and help the poor and oppressed through Self-Development of People programs. Click here for more information on how the offering is distributed. Most congregations collect this offering on Palm Sunday or Easter, but individuals may contribute online at any time. Let us give with glad generosity as our Lord has given generously to us!

A New Twist to Old Hymns?

The Peacemaking Task Force of Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery invites members of Pittsburgh Presbytery to attend a seminar on writing new words to traditional hymns on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton, WV. Presenter is the Rev. Carolyn Gillette, well-known poet, author, and teacher. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided; a donation of $10.00 is suggested.. Please RSVP by April 26, by calling 304-232-3490 and leaving a message on the answering machine.  Click here for more details!

New Wilmington Mission Conference July 22-29

At 112 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC), held at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. Held every July, NWMC is inter-generational, Presbyterian-related, and youth-focused. Nearly 1,000 people attend from over 30 states and 20 countries for a chance to connect with mission workers and hear what God is doing all over the world. This week-long conference features many well-known and engaging speakers for one low, all-inclusive price! This year’s speakers include:

Visit the NWMC website today for more details or to register.

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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