PNews 7/13/23

Hosting Visitors from Malawi and South Sudan

From May 9th until May 21st of 2024, Pittsburgh Presbytery anticipates hosting 20 visitors from Malawi and South Sudan. This visit is intentionally planned to coincide with Pentecost and Mother’s Day. Find out how your congregation can be involved and connected!
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Upcoming Events

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

July 19
Peacemaking (4:00 – 5:00pm)

August 3
Nominations Committee (2:30 – 4:30pm, Zoom)

New Book of Order Available!

The New Book of Order 2023-2025 is now available! You can download the Book of Order as a PDF here, or order a physical copy of the book here. The Presbytery Office will not be placing a bulk order, so if you would like a copy, please choose one of the options listed above.
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Gatherings for Discernment: Repair and Reconciliation Alliance

Want to hear and know more about the newly-created Alliance and its Support Teams? Do you have questions, concerns and general wonderings? Come to an Informational Gatherings listed below by contacting

Thursday, July 13, 7 PM via Zoom
Sunday, July 23, 3 PM at Pittsburgh Presbytery
Wednesday, July 26, 9 AM via Zoom

The Pittsburgh Presbytery created the Repair and Reconciliation Alliance to thoroughly review the historical experiences of Black congregations and offer recommendations on actions of repair and reconciliation.

New Confirmation Curriculum Available

A revised and updated confirmation curriculum focused on missional identity from Mark Hinds and the Presbyterian Outlook is now available. Changing the World addresses confirmation as joining the missional project entrusted to the church. The curriculum shifts the emphasis from increasing membership rolls to helping teenagers claim their missional identities and vocations.
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Celebration Corner: Shanea Leonard is the Director of RE&WIM

Rev. Shanea Leonard, a member of our Pittsburgh Presbytery, was named the Director of the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries at the Presbyterian Mission Agency last October. One of their first moves has been to help create a new mission statement for RE&WIM:

“To equip, train, and build inclusive community that centers BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+ siblings, and gender expansive people. We are called to ministry that values justice and equity while working to build vital congregations, eradicate poverty, and eliminate systemic racism.”

They are proud to represent our presbytery in the national offices.
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Care Partner Toolkit Webinar

A webinar is going to be offered this coming on August 17, 2023 at 1:00pm to discuss utilizing a new resource, the Care Partner Toolkit. It will be hosted by the Association of Partners in Christian Education (APCE) and the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN). Register to learn more about resources that are available to those in our congregations who are care partners.
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