PNews 3/9/23

THON, Asbury, and a Passionate Faith

One of the common elements of both the gatherings at Asbury and THON at Penn State was testimony. While the subject matter differed, the common element of passion shown through every speaker. Can testimonies be one way that, as Presbyterians, we can show a little passion in a way that still upholds our value of doing things decently and in order? In this week’s letter, THON, Asbury, and a Passionate Faith, Rev. Brian Wallace explores this and more.
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ACT Intern Grants

The Administrative Commission for Transformation invites churches to apply for a Seminary Student Intern grant. This grant is designed to provide hands on ministry training for students, while providing additional resources for congregations, who demonstrate financial need. The application is available on the Presbytery website (towards the bottom of the page). The deadline is Friday, March 24.
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Business Administrator Job Opening

The Pittsburgh Presbytery is searching for a Business Administrator (BA) to manage the presbytery’s business, property, and financial affairs. Resumes are due by March 15, 2023 and the anticipated start date is May 1, 2023. To see the full job description and learn how to apply, click hereAttached is a PDF of the full job description. Please feel free to share in your bulletin or newsletter.
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Missional Leadership Training

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.

Missional Leadership Training
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (John Knox)
616 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
March 11, 2023
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please click here to register for the session.
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Grant Writing Workshops

The Synod is excited to provide the following workshops which will arm you with the tools and knowledge to approach funders and apply for the financial support that will push your difference-making initiatives to the next level. Grant-seeking: Creating Relationships with Funders will be offered on Wednesday, March 22nd from 6:30-8:00pm, and Writing the Grant: How to Start and What to Share will be offered on Wednesday, March 29th from 6:30-8:00pm.
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Turkey-Syria Earthquake: Ways to Give, Act, and Pray

Amid news of a devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkey, the Presbyterian Mission Agency has reached out to offer assistance to partners in the area, where thousands have died, and is asking Presbyterians to pray for those impacted by the quake and its aftershocks. Solidarity grants to meet immediate needs are being processed and ACT partner GOPA-DERD is distributing winterization items (blankets, mattresses), food items and medicines. Follow the link to find ways to give, act, and pray for those affected.
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Correction: In last week’s newsletter, we shared an article for a Spring Retreat with the International Associate of Women Ministers. The email address shared in this document was incorrect. The correct email for questions or for registration for the event is

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