Celebrating the gift of freedom with those who have been set free is nothing less than acknowledging our common humanity and dignity as God’s children. White folk should have been celebrating Juneteenth all along with their Black siblings, celebrating the gift of freedom that we all treasure for ourselves. Many of our congregations honor Memorial Day and Fourth of July in their worship services; doing the same for Juneteenth would demonstrate that we are committed to celebrating freedom theologically, not just nationalistically or militarily. How will your congregation mark Juneteenth? In this week’s meditation, Remembering Deliverance, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge reflects on this question and more.
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Clergy Wear for Women Event at PTS
Come by the PTS Campus, Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday June 23 to browse Clergy Image’s designs, be fit and measured, and try on clergy wear made by women and custom fit for women. The shop will be set up in Barbour Library, downstairs in the Integrative Learning Space from 8:30am-7pm each day. Local clergy are particularly invited from 9am-noon and 1-4pm. For Covid safety and contract tracing, you will be asked to fill out the LiveSafe Application upon entrance to the PTS Library, and Clergy Image will be taking precautions in store as well.
Please Note: It is our standard practice not to advertise events that are not Presbytery sponsored as part of the official Presbytery News. However, the staff in consultation with the co-chairs of COM believe that this opportunity was especially significant for our female clergy and therefore warranted inclusion.
Find out what opportunities are coming up at Crestfield! There are upcoming Confirmation Retreats, Winter Retreats, and Tweener Retreats. There are also still spots for overnight campers the week of July 10, 2022.
The Internal Revenue Service announced an increase in the standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Effective July 1, 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year. Click “Read more” to view the announcement and for more information.
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 2023. The Senior Vice Moderator will succeed to the office of Moderator of Pittsburgh Presbytery in 2024. 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.
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)! We will be taking a break this week in celebration of the holiday, Juneteenth. Please join us next Monday 6/27 when we resume our conversations. Blessings.
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