PNews 10/20/22

A Friend Among Colleagues

Ministry friendship requires the discipline of commitment to gather with a group  of colleagues to nurture practices of ministerial excellence to which we hold each other accountable. How are you practicing your promise to be a friend to your colleagues in ministry? Your own vitality and the vitality of those you serve depend upon it. In this week’s meditation, A Friend Among Colleagues, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this and more.
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The Presbyterian Promise Scholarship

The Presbyterian Promise Scholarship is a commitment by Presbyterian College (PC) in Clinton, South Carolina to recognize students for their merit and affiliation with the Presbyterian Church. PC seeks to develop students academically and spiritually in this signature scholarship. Students who are of members of Presbyterian churches will receive a scholarship for a minimum of $20,000 per year for up to four years—that’s an $80,000 commitment to you. For more information and to apply click here.
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Transition Update

At a called meeting on October 3rd, the Executive Committee adopted a transition plan for the period immediately after Sheldon retires as General Minister, based upon a recommendation from its Personnel Committee. Click here for their update on the transition between General Ministers, and the plan for the coming year.
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Day of Learning

The Presbyterian Foundation is pleased to bring you another Day of Learning with presentations and conversation about church finances and investments. This free learning opportunity will be held online over the afternoon of November 8, 2022. Three programs for deepening understanding of finances will be offered: Understanding Budgets and Reports, Know Your Fund Types, and Understanding Investments.
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Freeing Congregational Mission

“Why is it so hard to eliminate paternalism from the ways our churches engage in mission locally and globally? Why is mission often understood in racialized ways? Could mission hold a key to untangling the difficult conversations and commitments that address the enduring, colonial-era assumptions about race?”
Join authors (and Pittsburgh Presbytery members) ​Bala Khyllep and Hunter Farrell as they build on the learnings from their 2022 InterVarsity Press book, Freeing Congregational Mission, to explore ways leaders can help their congregations connect more deeply and mutually with their neighbors and with global partners.

Pre-Presbytery Missional Leadership Training
Bethany Presbyterian Church
10:30 am – Noon
Lunch will be provided.

Bala and Hunter provide leadership to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s “World Mission Initiative.”
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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)! Click here for the Zoom link.
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