Weekly Newsletter

PNews 4/4/24

April 4, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Delay in Malawi and South Sudan Pilgrimage The planned pilgrimage of our tripartite partners from Malawi and South Sudan, scheduled for this coming May, has been postponed until the fall. The economic and procedural realities of travel from Malawi and …


Pittsburgh Presbytery Presents

March 27, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Pittsburgh Presbytery Presents is the podcast channel for Pittsburgh Presbytery. Music: www.bensound.com


PNews 3/21/24

March 21, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Prioritizing What Matters A lot of self-care advice starts with the idea of taking time for yourself away from work: date nights with spouses and partners, taking the allocated vacation and study leave time, honoring one’s sabbath, etc. These are …


PNews 3/14/24

March 14, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Lens of Grace One of the true gifts that we have, as a community called to be covenant relationship, is an opportunity to learn from one another as we seek to support one another in the work that God …


PNews 3/7/24

March 7, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

General Minister Search Update The General Minister Special Nominating Committee affirmed their commitment to the Presbytery’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy. The committee received and reviewed the written responses to their initial questions from the current pool of candidates. From among …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


PNews 11/9/23

November 9, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Cultivating Trust Trust doesn’t mean believing that everything will go smoothly. Instead, it’s knowing that if/when an issue arises, the person can handle it appropriately. In short, trusting someone is believing that in everything they do, they will embody in their …


PNews 10/26/23

October 26, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Call to Prayer on the Fifth Anniversary of the Tree of Life Massacre This past Sunday, 20 representatives from a variety of faith traditions, gathered along with over a hundred worshipers at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oakland. The service …


PNews 10/19/23

October 19, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Announcing Repair and Reconciliation Alliance Members On May 2, 2023, the Pittsburgh Presbytery created the Repair and Reconciliation Alliance to thoroughly review the historical experiences of our congregations with African American congregants and staff, and offer recommendations on actions of …