PNews 6/3/2021

Ordinary Times?
Our liturgical calendar says we are beginning “Ordinary Time,” but how can anyone consider this upcoming season “ordinary” in 2021? Yet perhaps the best way for us forward at this time is to focus on the ordinary. Especially in such extraordinary times, we need most acutely to attend to the “ordinary” things, to our bedrock priorities. In this week’s meditation, Ordinary Times?, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge addresses this and more.
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MissionInsite: A Community Information Resource
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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New Evangelism Resource from PCUSA!
The 8 Habits of Evangelism is a new PCUSA resource that identifies and explores eight practices of faith that lead the church on a journey into the love of God, the lives of our neighbors, and the transformation of creation. It builds on the conviction that the community of faith is to be seen, heard, and experienced as a representation of God’s reign and peace. This resource is available now in English, Spanish, and Korean, and it is completely free! Learn more about 8 Habits, and download its materials, which include images for social media posting, here.
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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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