PNews 6/10/21

We are in a season of a new emergence for the church following our pandemic shutdown. We don’t know what the new crop will look like or even when its shoots will fully emerge, but we can trust the seed of God’s Word to bear the good fruit that is inherent in it. Are we ready for that? Can we embrace this new emerging church rather than resist it? In this week’s meditation, A New Emergence, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge addresses this and more.
The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments, a group of clergy, scientists and other experts,released this weeka document with updated COVID-19 guidance for churches. The document, “Care-filled Worship and Sacramental Life in a Lingering Pandemic”, provides recommendations for in-person worship, singing, administering sacraments, and more.

MissionInsite empowers faith-based and nonprofit organizations with the tools they need to visualize and cultivate their current and prospective members, donors and volunteers and solve their most difficult challenges.It provides instant access to community information for your church via The MI System.As part of Pittsburgh Presbytery you have free, unlimited access to MissionInsite.
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Through My Eyes: Connecting Churches Amid Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has in some ways set us in a culture where we are feeling disconnected from one another as congregations and the larger church. The Synod of the Trinity is working on connecting congregations with one another and possibly begin to close the gaps that exist. One way is through this podcast series. The latest episode includes conversation with our own Bidwell Presbyterian Church.
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Senior Vice Moderator Nominations!
On behalf of the Committee on Nominations, we invite you, the Ministers and Sessions of Pittsburgh Presbytery, to recommend one or more candidates for Senior Vice Moderator of Pittsburgh Presbytery for the year 2022. The Senior Vice Moderator will succeed to the office of Moderator of Pittsburgh Presbytery in 2023. We hope that you will prayerfully consider this invitation for candidates. Self-recommendations are in order, so please share this invitation with your congregation. Click “read more” for more information.
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YAAD Nominations Needed!
The 225th General Assembly (GA) will be held in June/July of 2022. The Session of your church may nominate a young person to attend the General Assembly as a Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD). The person whom you nominate should be at least 17 years old on June 20, 2022, and no older than 23 years on that same date. Click “read more” for more information.
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