PNews 3/23/23

Session Minutes Reading

It’s time for our Clerks of Session to sign up for 2022 Session Minutes Reading! The Ecclesiastical Committee will hold in-person minutes reviews by appointment at the presbytery center on the following dates:

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Another date in October TBD

In addition, the Ecclesiastical Committee will once again offer an opportunity to participate in an electronic minutes exchange. Please fill out this form with your preferences so we can help schedule you with a Minutes reading partner, either online or in person. If you have any questions, contact Jenny Tarrant at,or at 412-697-9207. Please note: the deadline to turn in the forms from the Minutes Review is Monday, November 20, 2023.
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Upcoming Events

  • March 29 – ACT meeting (1:00pm, Zoom)
  • April 2 – Palm Sunday Unity Service (11:00am, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Creativity, Innovation, and Risk in Faith Formation

EAPCE’s (Eastern Region of the Association of Partners in Christian Education) 2023 Spring Event is “Creativity, Innovation, and Risk in Faith Formation,” a conference offered from April 24-26 in Chambersburg, PA. This event’s pragmatic foci are: the arts & faith, educational technologies, nurturing spirituality, curriculum development, & more.
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Care Partner Tool Kit

The Care Partner Tool Kit is a collaboration between the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network and the Association of Partners in Christian Education with the Office of Christian Formation in the Presbyterian Mission Agency, PCUSA. Included in this Tool Kit are Quicksheets with information, ideas, and resource links that will assist individuals in the role of care partner and help faith communities in supporting them. The information is designed to help people approach the role with confidence in bite sizes and remind them they are serving God in all they do for others.
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2023 Palm Sunday Unity Service

Join the National Black Presbyterian Caucus and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute for a Palm Sunday Unity Service. The service will be on April 2, 2023 at 11:00am at the Hicks Memorial Chapel at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The sermon will be provided by The Rev. Dr. B. De Neice Welch, Senior Pastor, Bidwell Presbyterian Church. Please register here:
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South Sudan/Malawi Mission Updates

For the first time since 2019, a delegation from Pittsburgh Presbytery is visiting our friends and colleagues in South Sudan and Malawi. For updates about their trip, read Rev. Dave Carver’s blog, Cast Your Net. In light of the recent flooding, if your congregation would like to support Malawi Disaster Relief, please click here.
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