PNews – 2/25/21

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery

One good reason to work together in ministry is mutual support, to be sure. Yet we do so also to make visible the values of God’s realm in how we relate to each other. We are on public display, whether we are aware of it or not. Will our way of living together as Jesus’ followers be salt and light for the world, or will division and mutual derision among the followers of Jesus deny the Gospel of reconciliation that we proclaim? In this week’s meditation, Partners in Ministry, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge, discusses this question and more.

Is your congregation engaged in ministry to support those who need food? Helping to provide access to underserved populations? If so, Peacemaking Grant funds may be available to support your work. Based on budget and need, Peacemaking Grants of up to $1,500 may be awarded to the applicant. Hurry, the application deadline is March 1, 2021!

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.

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