PNews – 2/11/21

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery

Over the past year our world has been thoroughly shaken. Calamities stemming from climate change, political unrest, and a global pandemic can on their own disrupt our lives. But together they have amounted to an overwhelming interference from which recovery feels distant, if it is indeed possible. The world has been shaken. The nation has been shaken. The church has been shaken. What remains unshakable for us after everything else has been shaken out? In this week’s meditation, Unshakable Foundations, Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge addresses this question and more.

2020 was a year for the history books! A year we never want to revisit. One filled with racial tension, political unrest, natural disasters, and a paralyzing virus that left us feeling helpless and isolated. Join us as we close the book on, or rather set fire to, last year. In this first episode of Season Two, Ralph and Brian dive into reflecting on Awareness and Transformation 2020, what they learned, what they hoped you learned, and what we as Christians must do in 2021 to continue the pursuit for justice, peace, and love.

Missed the New Clerk Training?
Were you unable to attend the New Clerk Training on February 6th but still want to learn more about being a clerk of session? You are in luck! We were able to record the training and have the video available by request. Please reach out to Adrien Domske if you would like access to the recording.  Be sure to check out other helpful resources on the Stated Clerk’s Forms & Resources page, including the newly revised Clerk of Session Handbook!

The Pittsburgh chapter of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus is hosting the Second Annual “Rich Heritage of African Americans in the Presbyterian Church” event. This year will be a virtual gathering on Zoom with keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. Warren Lesane, Synod Executive & Stated Clerk of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. Registration is open now!

This three hour virtual retreat is designed to give faith leaders a chance to take a breath and break in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are two opportunities to join, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. or March 10 at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited to 25 participants per gathering, so hurry to register now!

Read the latest updates from the Board of Pensions newsletter, Board Connections. Included is a message from the Board President as well as information on the Sabbath Sabbatical Support grant, preventive care, new Board University offerings for continuing education, a tax webinar, and much more.

Check out the new online catalog for 2021-2022. They have many great resources that are sure to meet the needs of your congregation. Click on any link for any product in the catalog to be taken right to the product page on their website.

Events at Affiliated Organizations

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