February Presbytery Meeting

Carla CampbellA Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from
Carla L. Campbell
Stated Clerk and Congregational Support Associate
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Dear Presbytery,

We will gather virtually as a presbytery on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.  During the meeting we will hear updates from our Alliance for Honor and Repair and our Matthew 25 Steering Team, welcome someone who is familiar to us but is preparing to move to a new phase of ministry as a candidate to be a commissioned pastor, vote on proposed amendments to be sent to this summer’s 226th General Assembly, and more.  The packet for the meeting follows.

A highlight of the meeting will be our worship and celebration of the contributions of African American Presbyterians.  We welcome Rev. Jimmie Ray Hawkins who serves as the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Advocacy Director of the Washington Office of Public Witness and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations (NYC). Rev. Hawkins is also the author of Unbroken and Unbowed: A History of Black Protest in America.  We are excited to hear the word from
Rev. Hawkins as part of our worship service.

Each congregation recently received notification of the number of ruling elders it may send to the presbytery meetings for 2024.  Last year I noted that in 2022 only 48 of our 122 congregations had a ruling elder attend a presbytery meeting and challenged the presbytery to do better.  I am happy to report that 56 of our congregations were represented at a presbytery meeting in 2023 and we are hoping for even more in 2024.  Can you help by providing technological assistance to someone who might not be comfortable with Zoom, or a ride when we meet in person, or even just a friendly invitation?

If you have not already done so, please pre-register for the meeting so that you can be sent the Zoom information in advance of the meeting.  Those who will not be participating in the meeting are invited to watch the livestream via the presbytery website.

When entering the meeting, please rename yourself with your first and last name only.  Please omit all titles so that we can use the search function to locate and highlight those who will be speaking quickly.  Please also note that the assistant clerks must be able to identify you in order to admit you to the meeting.

We look forward to being with you at the meeting.

Grace and peace,

Carla L. Campbell

Stated Clerk and Congregational Support Associate


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