PNews 10/23/22

The Politics of Generosity

The politics of Jesus is a politics of generosity. The world’s practice of politics is increasingly about denial and denigration, something on vivid display as we prepare to vote in upcoming national elections. Do our politics in church demonstrate conformity to the world, or the transformative power of the Gospel? And how does our faith in Jesus shape the way we vote in public elections? In this week’s meditation, The Politics of Generosity, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this and more.
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Next: The Winter Youth Retreat at Camp Crestfield

It’s time to reserve your spot! Churches are invited to bring their 6th through 12th graders to Crestfield this December to find out what’s NEXT! Two separate tracks, one for middle school (led by Ed Sutter) and one for high school students (led by Mike Haddox) will explore questions related to our spiritual journey and the steps we are taking towards our future. Churches should plan to arrive Friday evening between 6:30 and 7 and the retreat will wrap up by 11am on Sunday. Visit the Retreats Page to see the promo video and reserve your spot! $115 per participant. Reserve your spot by November 9, Final Numbers due by November 30.
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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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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
December 8, 2022
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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