PNews 9/22/22


We are entering a season of “Homecoming” – a rich tradition when schools and churches welcome back those who have been away from one another. Today our presbytery is gathering at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center. We will celebrate Holy Communion together, where we are all united in the one Body of the One whose body was broken for us that we may be whole. This will be a spiritual “homecoming” for us. In this week’s meditation, Homecoming, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge discusses this and more.
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COM Boundary Training Policy Update

In 2021, the Commission on Ministry of Pittsburgh Presbytery adopted a new set of requirements for ethical training. The new policy requires that all members of Pittsburgh Presbytery who are active in ministry complete the current ethical training seminar within their first two years as a member of the Presbytery, and complete one ethical training elective every two years thereafter. Click here for more information.
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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 is one more date for in-person reviews: October 22, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. 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, we recently discussed actions taken by General Assembly at our Presbytery meeting. What are your thoughts? Did you even know about General Assembly? Join us Monday morning as we discuss. Click here for the Zoom link.
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