Justice Corner is an opportunity for us to periodically share the latest activities and updates for the Justice Ministries of Pittsburgh Presbytery. For more information on those programs, please visit our Justice Ministries page. If you would like to get involved, please contact Elder Ralph Lowe, Director of Justice Ministries.
The next episode of “The Struggle is Real” webinar series will take place on Thursday, March 10, from 2-3:30pm. The series explores how the church can listen, engage, and form relationships with communities to eradicate poverty. This next episode will focus on rural poverty. You can register for the eventhere.
Grand Challenges to Youth Engagement
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus is presenting the Third Annual Rich Heritage of African Americans in the Presbyterian Church: “Grand Challenges to Youth Engagement.” The Zoom event will take place on February 19, 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00 pm. Hear from young adults about their experiences with the church. Identify barriers for youth to engage and be sparked into action. Register today at tinyurl.com/219BlackCaucus.
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) will host a virtual discussion next month with New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways and a host of community leaders and clergy from around the country to help churches build authentic relationships to fight poverty. Registration is open now for “The Struggle is Real! How the Church Can Understand Ways to Listen, Engage and Form Relationships with Communities to Eradicate Poverty.” The forum and dialogue session will take place via Zoom from 4 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Oct. 29.
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It is not too late for you to STILL APPLY for a Self-Development of People Grant. At the local level we fund groups with a minimum of five or more (minimum of ten individuals need at Synod/National level). The September 10th Application Deadline has been extended until NOON, Monday September 27, 2021. Please REVIEW the SDOP Powerpoint; DOWNLOAD the Application; and SUBMIT Immediately to SDOP@PGHPresbytery.org.
Announcing the 2021 Coleman-Patrick Scholarship Recipient
The recipient of this year’s Coleman-Patrick Scholarship is Ms. Kiara Rockymore of East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Members of the Pittsburgh NBPC wish to express our sincere THANK YOU to all who contributed to the Scholarship Fund. This ministry emphasizes the importance of post-secondary education and encourages the youth in our communities.
Become a Lazarus Fund Church
The Lazarus Fund equips congregations in Pittsburgh Presbytery to provide direct financial support to their neighbors to help them avoid the disruption of eviction. Distributing this direct aid can be a significant ministry for congregations who feel called to serve people who are poor, and especially those churches who are committed to the Matthew 25 Initiative principle of eradicating systemic poverty. The Lazarus Fund leadership team is hoping that new churches will join the program for the summer to address the coming eviction crisis.