Announcements

Awareness and Transformation: What We Learned in 2020

February 10, 2021 | Posted in Announcements, Justice Corner

Season 2, Episode 1: What We Learned in 2020 (February 2021) 2020 was a year for the history books! A year we never want to revisit. One filled with racial tension, political unrest, natural disasters, and a paralyzing virus that …


Join the White Ally Workshop by Dr. David Campt!

January 20, 2021 | Posted in Announcements, Justice Corner

Dr. David Campt will tackle how to use practical dialogue to dismantle unintended bias and racism with “The White Ally Toolkit” to create a compassionate and welcoming space where love is the driving force of belonging. The White Ally Toolkit …


Freedom Rising Sunday on 1/17/21!

January 13, 2021 | Posted in Announcements, Justice Corner

Annually the Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as Freedom Rising Sunday! A time for congregations in our presbytery to unite in prayer, worship, witness, and giving to support Freedom Rising and our shared call to address …


End of the Year Statistical Reports Due!

January 6, 2021 | Posted in Announcements

A friendly reminder that the year-end statistical reports are due Tuesday, February 9, 2021. At this point we have had only 2 churches input their reports and this information is important in calculating your per capita. Please remember that your …


Beware of Fake Requests from Email Scammers

January 6, 2021 | Posted in Announcements

Over the past few months emails falsely claiming to be from Sheldon Sorge have circulated to some of you. That activity has recently increased, and has expanded to include emails purporting to be from Carla Campbell. Most of these come …


Support for Bethesda!

December 9, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Support for Bethesda! More than fifty people gathered on the chilly morning of November 22 outside Bethesda Presbyterian Church to hold a prayer vigil for the Homewood community, and for Bethesda’s welfare in light of recent attacks by vandals. Presbytery’s …


Hybrid Meeting Guidance

December 2, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

Hybrid Congregational Meeting Requirements and Recommendations By Rev. Brian Wallace, Associate Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery A hybrid meeting is one where a group of individuals is gathered together with additional individuals participating online.  With the current state of the COVID-19 …


Justice Corner – 10/29/20

October 29, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, Justice Corner

A Periodic Update on the Justice Work of Pittsburgh Presbytery This month Garfield Community Farm, Plant Five For Life and Beulah Presbyterian Church partnered to plant over 100 trees on the historic Beulah property. Since 2016 the Peacemaking Ministry Team …


A Call to Prayer for the Election

October 29, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, Weekly Newsletter

A Call to Prayer for the Election Amid these unprecedented times, our nation is engaged in one of the hallmarks of our democracy: a Presidential election.  Since 1789, our country has held elections in all manner of circumstances with a …


Awareness and Transformation: Kneeling During the National Anthem

October 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 6: Kneeling During the National Anthem (September 2020) Now that got your attention…Colin Kaepernick in 2016 knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. …


West Branch Gatherings – Register Now for the Next Meeting

October 7, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, Branch News

November 12  6:30 – 8:00 PM on Zoom In the aftermath of Election Day we will consider how we can practice what we preach about graceful speech, and acknowledge all the emotions that arise when there are political winners and …


Covenant Pastor Announcement

September 22, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Dear Friends- Since the adoption of the new form of government in 2011, what was a list of different classifications of pastoral position was reduced to two: installed and temporary.  Since that point in time, many Presbyteries, including our own, …


Next Generation Ministry Contact Update

September 10, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

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Waiver of 2019 Minutes Reading Requirement

September 2, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Waiver of 2019 Minutes Reading Requirement Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic which has prevented in-person minutes readings and the disparity in access to technology to permit electronic minutes readings, the Ecclesiastical Committee has granted congregations within Pittsburgh Presbytery a …


Awareness and Transformation: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things

August 27, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 5: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things In a conversation that has been long in coming, Ralph and Brian tackle difficult topics including the biblical concept of social justice as it relates to black lives …