PNews – 10/22/20

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery

Loyal to the Emperor or to God?
In Matthew 22:15-22, Jesus’ opponents try to corner him by asking if taxes should be paid to the Emperor. This question is something we still struggle with.  Do our politics and faith intersect, or should they?  Is it better for us to keep them separate, or should we become involved in politics because of our faith?  In this week’s meditation, Honoring the Image, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores these questions and more.
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Where in your church can you take action to address systemic poverty on a global level? The next online Matthew 25 event, scheduled for October 28 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, will lift up how to engage existing partners for this work and where potential partnerships might exist. This event will follow the model of the previous Matthew 25 events with facilitated dialogue, guest speakers, and the sharing of resources. Mark your calendars today and register here.

Prior to the coronavirus outbreak and government mandated shutdowns, the Synod of the Trinity’s Sales Tax Exemption renewal, which includes the churches and presbyteries under its umbrella, was being processed by the Department of Revenue. They were due to be renewed and mailed out prior to expiration of the current exemption certificates, which was March 31.
An original extension was given until September 30, 2020. However, that extension has now been moved to December 31, 2020.

Career development, personal growth, and issues around workplace diversity are topics many individuals face. The Employee Assistance Program, provided through Cigna Behavioral Health and the Board of Pensions, can help to inform you on how to find valuable resources to navigate challenging issues in the workplace. This program is available to all eligible employees and their household members.

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