PNews 9/28/23

Today’s Presbytery Meeting

We are delighted to be able to meet at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center to worship together, to do our business, and to enjoy times of fellowship in the beauty of God’s creation. We hope that you will join us in person or watch via the live stream. In this week’s letter, Stated Clerk Carla Campbell gives us an overview of what we can expect at today’s Presbytery meeting.
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Upcoming Events

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

September 28
Presbytery Meeting (10:00am, Crestfield)

October 12
NextGen (11:30am)

October 17
Foundation (12:30pm)

October 18
New Worshiping Communities Commission (8:30 – 10:00am, Zoom)
Peacemaking (4:00 – 5:00pm)

October 19
New Clergy Orientation (9:00am – 12:00pm)

October 21
Session Minutes Review (9:00am – 12:00pm, by appointment)

October 28
Church Safety and Security Training (9:00am – 4:00pm, Bethany PC)

Where is the Staff?

This is where the Presbytery Staff will be worshiping
on Sunday, October 1:

Carla Campbell – Worshiping at Southminster Presbyterian Church
Ralph Lowe – Preaching at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church

Introduction to Systematic Racism Workshop

Crossroads Introduction to Antiracism aims to build a foundation of shared sensitivity to systemic racism and a common language for investigating race and racism. The two day event aims to resource participants in effective ways of dismantling structures of racism and building beloved community. Register for the event here.
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Better Than Average Training

The Next Generation Ministry Team is excited to announce that Better Than Average Training is returning this fall! Better Than Average Training is designed for church staff and volunteers who work with the next generation, from preschoolers up through young adults, and features keynote sessions, workshops, and breakouts addressing various topics. This year’s training will be on November 2nd @ Beulah Presbyterian Church from 4-8:30 pm (with an pre-conference session starting at 2:30pm). More information can be found here.
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Church Safety Training: Register Now!

An exciting opportunity is coming in October! Presbyterian Disaster Assistance will be coming to Pittsburgh on October 28 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, to lead a course on Church Safety and Security Training. The course is designed for people who are on the front lines of greeting people and interacting with the public, including ushers, greeters, outreach workers, custodians, and pastors. Registration is now open! You can register here.
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