PNews – 2/18/21

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery

In this pandemic season we face a new sort of challenge. Not only do we continue to wrestle with longings to return to how things used to be – we are captivated now by imagining how things will be in the future, after the pandemic is behind us. Is unchangeability a virtue or an impediment to the church’s ability to fulfill its mission? In this week’s meditation, The Church of What’s Happening Now, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge answers this questions and more.

Tax Exemption Certificate Update!
The Synod of the Trinity’s Sales Tax Exemption renewal, which includes the churches and presbyteries under its umbrella, was scheduled to be complete by the end of 2020. The Synod emailed congregational tax-exempt certificates to each congregation as it received them, but some of our congregations say they have not yet received their certificate. If you have not yet received your certificate, please contact Frank Orzehoski at the Synod office.

The Tax Guide for Ministers for 2020, Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches for 2021, and the 2020 Housing Allowance letter are now available on the Board of Pensions website.

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!

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