PNews 2/2/23

Welcoming Rev. Louise Rogers
This week we meet Rev. Louise Rogers, the newest staff member of the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Louise comes to us from Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was the Associate Minister of Congregational Care, and will be taking on the role of Temporary Associate Minister at the Presbytery. In this week’s PNews video, enjoy an interview between Louise and Rev. Brian Wallace.
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Bethel AME Church Overture
At our September presbytery meeting we received a first read of the overture from Sixth Presbyterian Church seeking support for the efforts of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church to obtain reparations for the seizure of its building by eminent domain for less than market value during the redevelopment of the lower Hill District in the 1950s. This overture is being presented to the presbytery as an invitation to open discussion in order to shape future possible presbytery action. We will receive a second read at our February 16, 2023 presbytery meeting. We would love to hear any questions concerning the overture; please email Rev. Ralph Lowe.
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Pray for the 2023 Malawi Mission Team
Prayers are requested for the Malawi Mission team from Pittsburgh Presbytery as they travel to worship, serve, and pray with our beloved partner churches in the Blantyre Synod in Malawi. The team leaves Pittsburgh on March 8 and returns March 23. Please share this information with your church, and encourage your congregation to pray for the trip and for our partners in Malawi and South Sudan.
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Freeing Congregational Mission
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. Bala and Hunter provide leadership to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s World Mission Initiative. Join us for an empowering session where mission leaders discover specific strategies and tools to lead congregations towards a missional theology of companionship, cultural humility, and co-development.

Missional Leadership Training
Pittsburgh Presbytery
February 11, 2023
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please click here to register for session (lunch will be provided).

Clerk of Session Training
The Ecclesiastical Committee has scheduled New Clerk of Session Training to be held via Zoom video conferencing on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 9:00 – 11:00 am. New Clerks of Session are urged to attend, and all clerks are invited and welcome to attend. Please contact Jenny Tarrant with your name, church of membership, and preferred email address to register.

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