PNews 9/15/22

In Praise of Restraint

Queen Elizabeth demonstrated the grace of remaining influential by practicing restraint in her declarations. She knew that if she was to be everyone’s Queen, she could not side with one party against another. For most leaders of God’s people, for most situations, James’s counsel to be slow to speak ought to be heeded, if they are to establish and maintain sufficient influence to make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Queen Elizabeth models a grace that church leaders would do well to ponder, if they are called to be shepherds for the whole community of faith, not just some of it. In this week’s meditation, In Praise of Restraint, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge discusses this and more.
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Boundaries for Working with Children and Youth

An Ethical Training Elective will be offered on October 6, 2022, from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Office. “Boundaries for Working with Children and Youth” is co-sponsored by the Next Generation Ministry Team and the Commission on Ministry, and will be led by Ed Sutter, Director of Youth Ministry and Family Counseling at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This free event is open to church staff and volunteers. Click here to register.
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PC(USA) Advent Resource Guide

The PC(USA) Advent 2022 resource guide is now available. There are books for study, devotion, preaching, worship planning, and more. Sample downloads of resource material are available for some books.
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Spots Open for Session Minutes Reading

We still have a few options for you to have your 2021 Session Minutes reviewed. There are two more dates for in-person reviews: September 17 and October 22. In addition, we are once again making an online reading exchange available. Please fill out this form to sign up for any of the in-person review dates, or for the online reading option.
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Coffee with Clergy

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)! This week’s topic, What to do with 1 Timothy 2! What do we do with these type of controversial passages? Join us Monday morning as we discuss. Click here for the Zoom link.
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