PNews 6/17/21

As we face the unknown territory that lies ahead post-pandemic, we may well wonder whether we have what it takes to survive. Wherever we find ourselves – resource-rich or resource-poor, expanding or diminishing capacities – we have all we need to get the Lord’s work done. Do we have the heart to take up the challenge with what we have? In this week’s meditation, Sufficient, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this question and more.

The Revs. Gavin Walton, 29, and Michael Holohan, 40, believe it’s important for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to do more than just talk about racism. They say it’s time for the Church to take action against racial injustice, which from their view is long overdue.

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This thirty-six-unit curriculum is based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now.

The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments, a group of clergy, scientists and other experts, released this week a 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.

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.

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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