Author Archives: Jenny

February Presbytery Meeting

February 22, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A 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 …


“I Don’t See Color”

February 15, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, February 15, 2024 In honor of Henry Highland Garnet Weekend, 2024 There are big moments in our lives.  Developments or …


PNews 2/15/24

February 15, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

“I Don’t See Color” It is common to hear people who look like me and share a European heritage say things like “I don’t see color.” This, for the most part, is well-intentioned but usually misses the point. Fundamental to …


Henry Highland Garnet Weekend

February 1, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, February 1, 2024 Dear Friends- I am somewhat of a history buff.  Many of my childhood vacations were spent visiting …


PNews 1/25/24

January 25, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

You Can’t Pick Your Family Families are complicated. Presbyteries, defined as a family through the covenant relationship we share, are complicated. Despite our vast theological range, we share a common sense of call from the Triune God and have been called …


You Can’t Pick Your Family

January 25, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 25, 2024 You Can’t Pick Your Family “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family.” This …


Healthy Ministries Require Healthy Leaders

January 18, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 18, 2024 Healthy Ministries Require Healthy Leaders In July of 2007, our oldest child was born.  We had been …


PNews 1/11/24

January 11, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Women Clergy Renewal Day Pittsburgh Presbytery invites our women clergy members to join us for fellowship time with laughter and discussion for everyone to reconnect. Lunch will be included. Rev. Ellen Campbell Gardner will share a message: “Hearing Jesus call our …


The Problem with Resolutions

January 4, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 4, 2024 The Problem with Resolutions Some verses of scripture are more popular.  For example, you’ve probably seen John …


Good or Perfect?

December 21, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, December 21, 2023 Good or Perfect? This year is my 30th anniversary of being a runner.  In the fall of …


PNews 12/14/23

December 14, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Leave Your Umbrella at Home: An Advent Shouting Match and the Faithfulness of God In this week’s letter, Rev. Austin Shelley shares with us her sermon in written form that was delivered at the December presbytery meeting. In Leave Your …


Leave Your Umbrellas at Home

December 14, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Leave Your Umbrellas at Home: An Advent Shouting Match and the Faithfulness of God Austin Crenshaw Shelley A sermon on Isaiah 64:1-9, Isaiah 40:1-11, and Luke 1:46b-55 For a meeting of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, Advent Year B, December 7, 2023 …


PNews 11/30/23

November 30, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

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 …


December 2023 Presbytery Meeting

November 30, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Carla L. Campbell Stated Clerk and Congregational Support Associate Thursday, November 30, 2023 Dear Presbytery, We look forward to meeting at Union Presbyterian Church of Robinson Township for our final presbytery meeting of the …


PNews 11/16/23

November 16, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Update from the General Minister Search Team In October, the Search Team opened the application process by posting a Ministry Discernment Profile within the PCUSA system as well as sharing it online and in Presbyterian publications. Presbytery members are invited to …