Truth, as the Bible teaches it, is found not in conspiracy theories, but in broad daylight. Jesus is the light of the world, not its shadow-master. Can we preserve truthfulness that is teachable and open, as we are called to do? In this week’s meditation, Preserving Truthfulness, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge addresses this question and more.
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“We Have to Talk… About Reparations” is a free Zoom event on Tuesday, August 24 at 1 p.m. offered by Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania and Center for Loving Kindness, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh. Join interfaith spiritual leaders from across Southwest Pennsylvania to explore the ways our faith inspires us to mend what has been broken — and how contemporary movements for reparations can offer healing and hope. The Zoom event features stories from local and national faith leaders as well as opportunities for small group conversation and connection. Sign up at casp.org/reparations.
A diverse collection of members of the Synod of the Trinity Presbyterian Church (USA) joins the Pennsylvania Council of Churches to urge you to get vaccinated in this short vaccination PSA.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) planning calendar recognizes a week of Christian Formation in churches and faith communities. This week begins the Sunday after Labor Day but churches may choose different weeks depending on their particular calendars and practices. When considering all the ways in which formation happens in our faith communities, we can use this time to kick-off a new program year for Christian education, commission faith formation leaders as well as highlight and start ministries. This website offers resources to help you plan for this event.
The Lazarus Fund equips congregations in Pittsburgh Presbytery to provide direct financial support to their neighbors to help them avoid the disruption of eviction. Distributing this direct aid can be a significant ministry for congregations who feel called to serve people who are poor, and especially those churches who are committed to the Matthew 25 Initiative principle of eradicating systemic poverty. The Lazarus Fund leadership team is hoping that new churches will join the program for the summer to address the coming eviction crisis.