PNews 7/20/23

Free Training for Pastors and Church Leaders

Vanessa Bates, CRE, is offering free Training in Church Administration to all pastors and other church leaders as part of her D. Min project. The four-session training will be held via Zoom from 1-3 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursdays beginning July 27 and concluding on Sept 7. Participants can register for one or all of the modules on this site.
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Upcoming Events

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

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

August 16
New Worshiping Community Committee (8:30 – 10:00am, Zoom)
Peacemaking (4:00 – 5:00pm)

New Wilmington Mission Conference

The New Wilmington Mission Conference will take place at Westminster College from July 21-26. A list of their speakers can be found here, and the 2023 schedule is here. The New Wilmington Mission Conference is dedicated to helping everyone find and follow their call to the Great Commission wherever they are in life and the world.
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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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Celebration Corner: ‘Talk Pittsburgh’

Four members of our Presbytery joined a discussion on KDKA’s ‘Talk Pittsburgh’ to discuss a recent study of why people are leaving faith communities and what those communities might try to reverse the trend. Rev. Mike Holohan, Rev. Erin Angeli, Dr. Scott Hagley, and Dr. Brock Bahler joined Heather Abraham, the host of “Talk Pittsburgh.” The discussion can be viewed here.
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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

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.

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