News From Pittsburgh Presbytery
Who Are You Listening To?
How do you know whose advice to buy? Do you seek advice only from those with whom you agree? In this week's meditation, Who Are You Listening To?, the Rev. Brian R. Wallace answers these questions and more.
Did You Make Your Dinner Reservation for Presbytery?
If you are attending the presbytery meeting at Hampton United Presbyterian Church on Thursday, May 23, and plan to eat dinner while there, you must make a reservation and pay for your meal in advance!
Email Adrien Domske or call her at 412-697-9207 if you have any questions.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM!
Freedom Rising Grant Application Information Now Available
Freedom Rising is offering two types of grants for ministries or programs serving African American males between the ages of 6-19 (or grades 1-12): Enrichment Grants for an existing ministry or program and Seed Grants for a new ministry or program. Deadline for submission is August 1. Click here for more information.
Those currently serving on the Freedom Rising Steering Team are seeking three new members to serve with them in this ministry. Please email Lenore Williams or Alan Perry if you are interested.
Time to Order Your 2019-20 Planning Calendars!
Once again we are placing a combined order for the denominational planning calendars to save you money! Churches and individuals may order the September 2019-December 2020 Presbyterian Planning Calendar at a discounted bulk rate. This 16-month calendar has many planning aids for pastors and church leaders including the lectionary passages for Sundays, special days, liturgical days and the liturgical color. The calendar also provides resource information for PC(USA) programs and the updated synod, presbytery, and PC(USA) staff directories. Order deadline is July 15.
Email Cathy Nelson or call her at 412-697-9210 if you have any questions.
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR CALENDARS ONLINE!
Do You Know Someone You Could Nominate to Serve as Young Adult Advisory Delegate?
The 224th General Assembly (2020) will meet in Baltimore, Maryland from Saturday to Saturday, June 20-27, 2020. The Session of your church may nominate a young person to attend the General Assembly as a Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD). The person whom you nominate should be at least 17 years old on June 20, 2020, and no older than 23 years on that same date.
The person who is nominated and elected as a YADD will be required to attend all sessions of the General Assembly and stay with the other commissioners at the GA hotel. He or she will have voice and vote in whichever committee he or she is assigned to and will have voice, but no vote, on the floor of the General Assembly.
Pittsburgh Presbytery can send only one YADD to each General Assembly. The person nominated will be chosen following interviews on August 15, 2019 by the Standing Committee on Nominations. Your session, however, is not limited to nominating one young person. You may nominate as many young people as you feel are qualified to serve the church in this important capacity.
Click here to nominate someone for the YAAD. If you have more than one person to nominate, fill out a separate form for each nominee.
Nominations are due June 30, 2019!
Reformed Studies for Adult Classes & Groups Available
This series of biblically based mini-courses provides adults with a foundational understanding of the Reformed faith. Each six-session study, written by well-known and respected scholars, features Scripture, prayer, in-depth commentary, and questions for reflection. Each study topic has a book for the participant ($6.00) and a guide for the leader ($10.00) that offers helpful suggestions and direction for group study.
NOTE: More information about Continuing Education (CE) is available online; all events offer CE Units.
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