PNews 11/30/23

December Letter to the Presbytery from the Stated Clerk

This week’s letter from our Stated Clerk, Carla Campbell, gives us a preview of what to expect at our December Presbytery meeting. We look forward to meeting at Union Presbyterian Church of Robinson Township for our final presbytery meeting of the year on December 7th at 1:00pm. We will worship together, install our 2024 Moderators, meet new members, and more.

Upcoming Events

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

November 30
New Worshiping Community Commission (12:30 – 2:30pm)
CPM Final Discernment Event (4:00 – 5:30pm)

December 5
Hunger Fund (1:30 – 3:30pm)

December 7
Presbytery Meeting (1:00pm, Union PC of Robinson Township)

December 20
New Worshiping Community Commission (8:30 – 10:00am, Zoom)
Peacemaking (4:00 – 5:00pm)

Where is the Staff?

This is where the Presbytery Staff will be on Sunday, December 3:

  • Ralph Lowe – Worshiping at the First UPC of Crafton Heights
  • Brian Wallace – Assisting with the Crestfield Youth Retreat

Pre-Presbytery Meeting with the International Partnership

The Anti-Racism Transformation Team, the Peacemaking Ministry Team, and International Partnership Ministry Team of Pittsburgh Presbytery invite you to a pre-Presbytery celebration meal on Thursday, December 7 at the Union Presbyterian Church. Our deep hope is that you will become energized and encouraged by the thought of our connectedness with God’s people in Malawi and South Sudan. In May of 2024, we anticipate hosting a group of 20 pilgrims from these churches – and the trip will be better if your congregation is involved! Come and learn what possibilities exist for individuals and congregations in 2024! You can register for the event on the same form as the Presbytery meeting registration.

CPM Final Discernment Event

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Commission on Preparation for Ministry (CPM) will host a Final Discernment Event at the Presbytery Building. We will be presenting Victoria Wellstead as a Candidate for Ordination, Pending Call. All minister members, equalized elders, and elder commissioners to the December Presbytery meeting are encouraged to attend. Please register for the event here.

Leader Connect – The Next Gen Event at Crestfield

Crestfield’s Next Gen Leader Retreat, Leader Connect, provides Next Gen leaders in our region with a time of respite and renewal at the start of the new year, January 29-31, 2024. The retreat is a time for leaders to connect with one another, worship together, and be refreshed through play, fellowship, inspiration, and rest.
Early Bird Registration ends December 1st. For more information, visit:

The Presbytery staff are continuing to experience difficulties with our phone system. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need to reach us, please reach out via email. Staff email addresses can all be found here. Unfortunately, this issue is temporarily beyond our control.

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