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A Letter from the General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery

In this week's pastoral letter, Here & Now, Up Close & Personal, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge considers the following question: How do the words and ways of Jesus, in the days following his resurrection, show us how to live as Easter people?

Famine, Political Breakdown & the Trump Travel Ban

For a number of years, our International Partnership Ministry Team has been helping the presbytery become attuned to the issues our sisters and brothers in South Sudan must deal with every day.  Join us for an afternoon of education and reflection at the Fifth Annual Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition (PDEC) Forum on Sudan and South Sudan, featuring government officials and leaders from Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and South Sudan on Sunday, April 30, from 1:30-4:30 PM at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Note the event is free but reservations are requested by April 26. Click here for a detailed flyer.

Sponsored by: The PDEC, a project of the Thomas Merton Center
Underwritten by: The International Partnership of Pittsburgh Presbytery, and Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Monroeville
Hosted by: The Peace Committee of East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Time to Order Your 2017-18 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 June 2017-December 2018 Presbyterian Planning Calendar at a discounted bulk rate. This 19-month calendar contains 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. Click here to download an order form.

What Leadership Books are Missing from Your Library?

Finding the right leadership resources can be a daunting task. Compiled by the PC(USA) Store, are the Presbyterian resources you need to train new leaders, brush up on Presbyterian polity, or reflect on your own leadership skills. Stock your leadership library today!

Big Tent Event Registration Now Live

We invite you to join Presbyterians from around the country at Big Tent 2017, held on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, July 6-8. The theme will emphasize the hope of the Gospel and its power to transform society in our current cultural context, marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity, and economic inequality. Through dialogue, workshops, exhibits, and engagement with one another, participants will engage the Church in its mission of justice-making and peace. Please review the schedule of events before beginning the registration process.

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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