PNews 4/27/23

Save the Date: Equipping, Empowering, Engaging

At Pittsburgh Presbytery, we seek to provide guidance on how we Presbyterians work together to honor God and God’s hope for the world. With this training event, Equipping, Empowering, Engaging, we are providing the necessary background so that leaders are better equipped for their work in the church. This event will take place on June 8, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:30pm at Beulah Presbyterian Church. Registration information will be coming shortly! Contact Louise Rogers with any questions.

Upcoming Events

The following events take place at the Presbytery Building, unless noted:

April 30
Conversation on Sixth PC Church Overture, Bethel AME/Reparations (3:00 – 5:00pm, Zoom)

May 1
Commission on Preparation for Ministry (4:00pm)

May 2
Executive Committee (4:00pm)

May 9
Commission on Ministry (4:00pm)

May 10
Administrative Commission for Transformation (12:00 – 2:00pm)

May 17
Peacemaking Committee (4:00 – 5:00pm)

May 18
One Body, Many Parts (10:00, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
Presbytery Meeting (1:00pm, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

May 20
Session Minutes Reading (9:00am – 12:00pm, by appointment)

Crestfield is Hiring Summer Staff!

Crestfield Camp and Conference Center is seeking several Summer Staff for the summer 2023 camp season. Qualified Summer Staff are 18 and over, have experience working with kids, love the outdoors, are comfortable in a Christian setting, and have an open mindset that welcomes diversity and inclusion. Find out more and apply at the Jobs page of our website!
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Restorative Justice

We as a presbytery received multiple reads of an 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. We are excited to announce part of the long journey of healing started Friday 4/14/2023 when Bethel AME and the Pittsburgh Penguins announced an agreement to rights development on land owned by the Penguins. This is an exciting first step on the road to repair and support of Bethel AME efforts. We will let you know how this impacts the proposed overture in the near future.
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Terms of Call Report

The Commission on Ministry has the responsibility of reviewing compensation for pastors with the goal of assuring fair and adequate support based on work/time requirements. Please fill out this form for each minister, called or contracted, or Commissioned Pastor serving at your church. This form must be completed and submitted by June 1, 2023.
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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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