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PNews – 1/21/21

January 21, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery How Should We React to Uncertainty? The Word of the Year for 2020 (according to the Oxford English Dictionary) is “unprecedented.” The natural response to unprecedented situations is anxiety, driven by uncertainty. Our nation is riddled …


Choosing Hope

January 21, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, January 21, 2021 Yesterday we witnessed the inauguration of a new American President and Vice-President. Many of the circumstances attending their assumption of office carry forward …


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 …


The Vulnerability of Truth

January 14, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, January 14, 2021 Truthfulness matters. One of the Great Ends of the Church is “Preservation of the Truth.” (Book of Order F-1.0304) In one sense this …


PNews – 1/14/21

January 14, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Will Truth Prevail? Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “The force of evil may temporarily conquer truth, but truth has a way of ultimately conquering its conqueror.” Last week’s violent attack on the Capitol was fueled by …


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 …


Day by Day

January 7, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, January 7, 2021 Happy New Year! Many people consider the dawn of a New Year as the perfect opportunity to make big life changes. My daughter …


PNews – 1/7/21

January 7, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery How Do We Make Big Changes Without Big Steps? New Year’s resolution-makers hope to make sea changes in their lives overnight. “On January 1 I will abruptly alter direction with my finances, my diet, my exercise, …


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 …