Weekly Newsletter

PNews – 7/30/20

July 29, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Which Denials Underlie Our Affirmations? If we are to be Christ’s faithful followers and authentic ambassadors, we must be a people marked first and foremost by saying “Yes!” Yet beneath every “Yes” we utter lies a …


PNews – 7/23/20

July 23, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Is the Familiar Gone for Good? We are all waiting for “life to go back to normal”. But what was normal doesn’t exist anymore. And we have no idea what the “normal” we’re headed for is going …


There Is No Place Like Home

July 23, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian R. Wallace Associate Minister July 23, 2020 There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. These iconic words from Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz …


PNews – 07/16/2020

July 16, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Has God Forsaken Us? “How could a good, all-powerful God let bad things happen to good people?” This ancient question, which philosophers call “the problem of evil,” gets asked anew wherever trauma occurs. It presses hard …


PNews – 07/09/2020

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Are We Compassion Fatigued? It is oh, so easy to succumb to weariness when doing the right thing – especially when it’s something we’d rather not be doing or might be uncomfortable for us. Like wearing masks or in our quest …


PNews – 6/25/2020

June 25, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Oakland Interfaith Vigil for Black Lives on July 1 This peaceful demonstration on Wednesday, July 1, from 12-1:00 PM, is to remember Black lives lost and honor those still living by standing up for justice and dignity. We will start …


PNews – 6/11/2020

June 10, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

How Can We Be Actively Anti-Racist? The PC(USA) Store stands in solidarity with the protesters who are crying out for justice. Additionally, they believe that in order to fully support people of color, white individuals must educate themselves, have conversations with each …


PNews – 6/4/2020

June 4, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

How Do We Respond to Racism Amid a Pandemic? There is a time to dance and there is a time to mourn. Today we mourn. In the fifth of the Church’s six “Great Ends,” Presbyterians affirm that one of the our core …


A Message from Brian Wallace, Associate Minister

March 19, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

What Is a Mistake Anyway?

October 31, 2019 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian R. Wallace Associate Minister October 31, 2019 I still remember, as plain as day, the first time I got something wrong in Kindergarten.  I don’t remember the exact assignment, but whatever it …


Politics & Passion

October 3, 2019 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Elder Ralph Lowe Director of Justice Ministries October 3, 2019 I wanted the feeling of political awareness. The energy and passion you felt when you read the heading fresh on your mind through this …


The Gift of a New Frame

July 25, 2019 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian R. Wallace Associate Minister July 25, 2019 When I was in college, I spent a few weeks in Europe studying Reformation History, which means that one of my lectures on John Calvin …