PNews 4/13/23

Resurrection Reflections

Our sanctuaries will look more normal when we gather this coming Sunday. The flowers will be gone, the pews less full, and the choir back to its regular size. But the tomb will still be empty. May we, this week, the week after, and the week after that, never fail to remind people that the truth of Easter isn’t confined to one day, but is an ever-present foundation upon which we are to lives our lives. In this week’s meditation, Resurrection Reflections, Rev. Brian Wallace discusses this and more.
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ARTT Reparations Discussion

At our February presbytery meeting we received a second 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. The Anti-Racism Transformation Team of the Pittsburgh Presbytery invites all to a prayerful, wide-ranging conversation on all the word, “Reparations,” holds for us. The particulars of the Bethel AME Church and their Reparations Campaign will help Pittsburgh Presbytery explore the Review, Repentance, Restoration, Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and more that gets packed into “Reparations.” Please register here to join us for one of the following dates:

Sunday April 23, 2023
Pittsburgh Presbytery (Patrick Room)
901 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
3pm – 5pm

Sunday April 30th, 2023
3pm – 5pm

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One Body, Many Parts: Leadership Skills for Engaging Difference in Congregations

In the church we often feel comfortable sharing about things we have in common, but less comfortable talking about the differences between us and our fellow members. But if we never talk about our differences, we miss opportunities to grow in our understanding of each other and of our faith. In this pre-Presbytery meeting seminar, we’ll explore concrete practices and leadership skills that can help us constructively engage the differences among us, with the aim of strengthening relationships and more fully living into our identity as the body of Christ. (registration – lunch provided)

May 18, 2023
Pittsburgh Seminary (John Knox)
616 N. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Shenango Presbytery Events with Tod Bolsinger

Shenango Presbytery, with the financial assistance of the Carolyn Knox Foundation, will be welcoming Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger to our region in May. Tod is a renowned thinker in leadership development and leading change, specifically in the church sphere. He is a PCUSA pastor who now serves at Fuller Seminary while also traveling the world coaching and consulting.
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Matthew 25 Resource Guide from PCUSA Store

The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, the organization that operates PC(USA) Store, has accepted the invitation to become a Matthew 25 organization. As part of this commitment, they are dedicated to providing books and resources for churches, groups, and mid-councils who have also accepted this invitation. This guide includes everything from group study to leadership to books and resources for children and youth.
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