Presbytery News


PNews – 10/1/20

October 1, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery What’s the Difference? What difference does it make to follow Jesus? Our world is currently more politically polarized than at any time in recent history. This enmity is manifest in many nations, but it is especially virulent …


The Difference Jesus Makes in a Polarized World

October 1, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, October 1, 2020 What difference does it make to follow Jesus? As a child I was taught (whether intentionally or not): “It’ll save you from going …


The COVID Squeeze

September 24, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, September 24, 2020 (This letter is an expanded version of the cover letter for the September 24, 2020 Pittsburgh Presbytery Meeting Packet.) This week’s presbytery meeting …


PNews – 09/24/20

September 24, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Do we Have COVID Claustrophobia? Our space for working, playing, and praying has been greatly constricted by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months. We are restricted in where and how we gather. That’s how …


Covenant Pastor Announcement

September 22, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Dear Friends- Since the adoption of the new form of government in 2011, what was a list of different classifications of pastoral position was reduced to two: installed and temporary.  Since that point in time, many Presbyteries, including our own, …


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 …