Fear is a compelling, controlling power in our lives. Too often, we make decisions in life based in fear instead of trusting the life path we are called to in Jesus Christ. This is not faithful. Faithfulness is living for God in Christ as believers and letting all other controlling powers die. This week join Brian Wallace and Ralph Lowe Wallace as they discuss fear and its impact on our lives and how we navigate toward compassion, trust, and love.
You can keep up to date with General Assembly news in a few ways. Our Stated Clerk, Carla Campbell, has written a summary of the first week of the General Assembly, found here. Articles and interviews are available through daily newsletters, social media, GA225 website, and pcusa.org. Get other Assembly news through the Daily Digest sent to your inbox, the GA News page, and several social media platforms.
The PCUSA is now taking pre-orders for the 2022-2023 calendar. The Presbytery will not be placing a bulk order this year; if you want a calendar you will have to order it from the PCUSA store. It is a 19‐month calendar that contains many planning aids for pastors and other church leaders. Includes lectionary for Sundays and special days, liturgical days, liturgical colors, resource information for PC(USA) programmatic emphases, updated synod, presbytery and Presbyterian Mission Agency staff directories, color foldout synod/presbytery and world maps.
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)! Join us Monday as we discuss. Click here for the Zoom link.
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