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A Letter from the General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery

In this week's pastoral letter, Practicing Resurrection, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge considers the following questions: What sets the tone for every Christian gathering and outreach? Is your vision for church vitality informed more by a resuscitation mentality or by practicing resurrection?

Invitation to Attend Service of Installation

You are cordially invited to attend the Service of Installation for the Rev. Dan M. Turis scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 21, at First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh. This service is an act of the presbytery as we welcome into ministry a colleague in Christ. We urge pastors and church members, especially of neighboring churches, to attend as a way of helping a new pastor and his congregation experience the partnership we have as members of Pittsburgh Presbytery. We also invite you to lift up Dan in prayer during your morning worship as he officially begins his ministry.

We've Made a Connection!

First United Presbyterian Church, Crafton Heights, made a connection with Westminster Presbyterian Church. They were blessed to receive the book binder! 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.

Did You Miss the Presbytery Meeting?

Did you know the proceedings of our presbytery are posted on our website soon after each meeting? A summary of the actions from the meeting on May 4 is available online.

Invitation to Recommend Candidates for Senior Vice Moderator & YAAD

On behalf of the Committee on Nominations, we invite you, ministers and sessions, to recommend candidates for Senior Vice Moderator of Pittsburgh Presbytery to serve in 2018. The Senior Vice Moderator will succeed to the office of Moderator in 2019. Please email recommendations or address them to the presbytery office, ATTN: Committee on Nominations, c/o Cathy Nelson.

Also being sought are candidates for the Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD) who will attend the 2018 General Assembly June 16-23 in St. Louis, Missouri. Nominations for the YAAD may be submitted online.

ALL recommendations must be received by the close of business on Wednesday, July 5. Letters outlining details regarding the process for Senior Vice Moderator and YAAD are available online.

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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