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PNews – 09/17/20

September 17, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Are We Leading by Example? When church officers promise to be friends in ministry to their colleagues, and to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church, they promise to embody in their relationships the …


In It Together

September 17, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, September 17, 2020 When we embrace the call to serve the church as a pastor, elder, or deacon, we take a big breath, then dive into …


Next Generation Ministry Contact Update

September 10, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

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Worship Is A Verb

September 10, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, September 10, 2020 Some of our congregations have opened their sanctuary doors on Sundays, while others continue to offer services only remotely. Several of our congregations …


PNews – 9/10/20

September 10, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Do We Gather for Worship, or to Worship? The conversation about returning to the sanctuary has revealed a persisting pattern among us, a tendency to call the gathering “worship.” This way of putting it suggests that …


PNews – 9/3/2020

September 3, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News From Pittsburgh Presbytery Shaken to the Core. Over recent months we have been shaken to the core – by the pandemic, by police shootings, and by resultant protests and counter-protests. There’s a whole lot of shaking going on in …


Unshakable

September 3, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, August 20, 2020 Beloved of God, have you noticed that we are in a time of great shaking? Protests and counter-protests have been escalating into violence, …


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 …


Guidelines for Returning to Public Worship

August 27, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

The PCUSA has published comprehensive practical guidelines for returning to public worship. They include counsel on administering sacraments, sharing Christ’s peace, uses of hymnals and handouts, singing, music, safe distancing, entering and exiting, and much more. As you prepare for …


PNews – 8/27/20

August 27, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News From Pittsburgh Presbytery What’s Your Story? Last year our presbytery voted to enroll as a “Matthew 25 Presbytery,” joining in our denomination’s national Matthew 25 Initiative, encouraging and equipping congregations to: 1. Strengthen congregational vitality, 2. Dismantle structural racism, and …