PNews 2/9/23

Letter from the Stated Clerk

As we have embarked on a time of transition at Pittsburgh Presbytery, the presbytery staff are taking on new tasks and rolls and finding new ways to be presbytery. During this transition we are asking each of you to make a special effort to attend presbytery meetings and to encourage others to do so. In this week’s PNews, Stated Clerk Carla Campbell discusses the coming presbytery meeting and important business on the docket. Click here for a link to register for the February 16 Presbytery meeting and for meeting documents.
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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. There are two upcoming training sessions available on the attached link.
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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).

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