Weekly Newsletters


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 …


The Power of Testimony

August 27, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, August 27, 2020 I grew up in a church that had Sunday night services, which always included time for sharing personal “testimonies” about what God has …


Awareness and Transformation: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things

August 27, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 5: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things In a conversation that has been long in coming, Ralph and Brian tackle difficult topics including the biblical concept of social justice as it relates to black lives …


West Branch Gatherings- Updated!

August 24, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, Branch News

Upcoming Meeting Dates August 27  7:00 – 8:00 PM virtually on Zoom November 12  6:30 – 8:00 PM  TBD A Note About Our Gatherings Our theme for 2020 is Talking Politics in Church, how Christians can practice reconciliation in a …


Whom Shall We Fear?

August 20, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, August 20, 2020 Stoking fear and resentment is a powerful way to gain a mass following. Some politicians, and even some preachers, traffic in raising anxieties …


PNews – 8/20/20

August 20, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery When Should We Embrace Fear, and When Should We Resist It? Stoking fear and resentment is a powerful way to gain a mass following. But not all fear is bad. We do our children a great …