In God’s economy, there is always more than enough for everyone to have their fill. The only miracle of Jesus recorded in all four Gospels is the feeding of the five thousand, suggesting that it is the quintessential story for showing what Jesus was all about. Abundance for everyone, with more than enough to spare! Just as God is generous with us “beyond all we could ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20), can we also be generous in offering a place at our table for everyone, whether or not they look like us or think like us or express themselves like us? In this week’s meditation, More than Enough, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this question and more.
The Ecclesiastical Committee has scheduled New Clerk of Session Training to be held via Zoom video conferencing on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 9:00-11:00 am. New Clerks of Session are urged to attend, and all clerks are invited and welcome to attend. Please contact Jenny Petrantoni with your name, church of membership, and preferred email address to register.
Annually the Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as Freedom Rising Sunday! This year we are uniquely subjected to a pandemic that is increasing becoming endemic causing our resources and time to be limit. But we are a people called to be actively engaged in the world among us, so our faith comes alive! Please join with other congregations this Sunday as we unite in prayer, worship, witness, and giving to support Freedom Rising and our shared call to address the worsening plight of the African American male. Resources for worship service are provided in the link below and we ask you receive a special offering to support Freedom Rising during the service. The collection can be sent to:
c/o Pittsburgh Presbytery
901 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
You can also donate online here, by using the drop-down menu.
We hope that you will join us in this important celebration!
Being Matthew 25, a new Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) monthly livestream series, begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 20. It is an interactive online event that makes space for stories, reflections and conversations about what it means to live out the Matthew 25 vision. The livestream will be available for viewing on the PC(USA) Facebook page or PC(USA) YouTube Channelduring the event and after.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Westminster College have formed a partnership designed to educate and equip students for ministry in the way of Jesus by combining their undergraduate education with a Master of Divinity degree program. Designed to provide a seamless transition between the undergraduate and seminary contexts, 3+3 will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and Master of Divinity degree in six years — three at each institution.
Come treat yourself on Monday mornings at 10am to Coffee with Clergy! It’s a space for Pastors to shake off the Monday morning drudge with coffee, laughter, and great conversation among colleagues. B.Y.O.C. (or tea)! Next week’s topic: “I’m so tired of Covid.” This pandemic has redefined the term exhaustion in a Pastors life! Join us Monday as we acknowledge the exhaustion and remember there is HOPE in perseverance.Click here for the Zoom link.