PNews 3/31/2022

Jesus’ road to Calvary underscores that having everything look pristine and work in good order is not his highest priority; indeed, we know all too well the ugliness that can be found in the church. Yet the church is beautiful, because it is the body of Christ. The beauty of the church is the beauty of Jesus. In this week’s meditation, The Church’s True Beauty, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this and more.

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Is your church a learning laboratory? Is your ministry taking on new shapes and forms? Are you finding new ways to be faithful to the ministry that you’ve carried out for generations? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you might want to consider being a field education site for a seminary student. The Administrative Commission on Transformation (ACT) has grants available to support student ministers as they learn new approaches to ministry for the future of the Church. To submit an application, click here and follow the prompts for the “Seminary Intern Grant.”

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The Presbyterian Women in Pittsburgh Presbytery are having their Spring Gathering on Saturday, April 23, at the Pittsburgh Presbytery building. You can register by filling out this form. Presbyterian Women is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (USA) of more than 300,000 women. The programming and resource options for the organization offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community that strengthens the PC(USA).

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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, “Women’s History Month”- How do we celebrate Women’s history? Are we commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history in our churches? Click here for the Zoom link.
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