PNews 5/4/23

To Tell the Truth

As those in the reformed tradition, we claim to place a high value on telling the truth about ourselves. Telling the truth, acknowledging what is real and what has happened, and how our actions have impacted others (regardless of our intent), helps us build trust. Can we, relying on God’s grace, tell the truth about our past, even the less-than-ideal parts, in order that God’s grace might shine through us as bonds of trust are formed and all of God’s people are strengthened for service and ministry? In this week’s meditation, To Tell the Truth, Rev. Brian Wallace explores this and more.
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Upcoming Events

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

May 9
Congregational Vitality (2.45pm)
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)

May 25
Personnel Committee (10:00am, Zoom)
Finance and Property Committee (2:00pm, Zoom)

June 1
Nominations Committee (2:30pm)

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.

Welcome to Elizabeth Meriwether!

Starting this week we welcome our newest Pittsburgh Presbytery staff member and new Business Administrator: Elizabeth Meriwether. Elizabeth and her husband Mike live in the South Hills with their 3 adult children, Connor, Michaela, and Paige, and their bearded dragons. She enjoys spending her free time with her family playing board games and taking care of their beardies.

Pulpit Supply

Calling all preachers! If you would like to be on the Pulpit Supply List for Sunday preaching, please sign up here. If you are on the current list, please click here if you need to update your information, or email Cathy Nelson if you no longer wish to be on the list. Thank you for supporting others with your gifts of sharing God’s word.
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Synod TED Talks from 2022 Assembly

At the October 2022 Synod Assembly gathering in State College, PA, the Sunday night program included about a dozen videos and first-person talks highlighting ministries and initiatives in our congregations and presbyteries. Two of these “TED Talks” will now be unveiled every month for use as a Minute for Mission or in a Bible study. Our own Aspinwall Presbyterian Church is featured in the video “Standing for Good.”
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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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