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Awareness and Transformation: Let’s Talk

June 30, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 1: Let’s Talk (June 2020) This is the follow-up piece to the introduction above.  In it, Ralph and Brian cover a variety of race-related conversations including growing up in Pittsburgh as a black man, growing up in the suburbs …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Four

June 28, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Sunday, June 28, 2020 The final day of the 224th General Assembly, June 27, began with the election and installation of the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Three

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Saturday, June 27, 2020 YES to dismantling structural racism. YES to eradicating systemic poverty. These are two of the three foci of the Matthew 25 Initiative that …


PNews – 6/25/2020

June 25, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Oakland Interfaith Vigil for Black Lives on July 1 This peaceful demonstration on Wednesday, July 1, from 12-1:00 PM, is to remember Black lives lost and honor those still living by standing up for justice and dignity. We will start …


Grace and Gratitude

June 25, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 25, 2020 Many have said – and I concur – that the core of John Calvin’s theology is the intersection of grace and gratitude. Taken …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Two

June 21, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Sunday, June 21, 2020 A resounding “Yes!” At its second session on June 20, called less than 24 hours earlier, the 224 th General Assembly voted by a two-thirds …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day One

June 20, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Saturday, June 20, 2020 Unprecedented. That word has been much over-used in recent months related to the COVID pandemic, collapse of the economy, and the tsunami of …


PNews – 6/11/2020

June 10, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

How Can We Be Actively Anti-Racist? The PC(USA) Store stands in solidarity with the protesters who are crying out for justice. Additionally, they believe that in order to fully support people of color, white individuals must educate themselves, have conversations with each …


The Church on Public Display

June 10, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister June 11, 2020 The church of Jesus Christ is on public display, whether we recognize it or not. The church has led the way in some recent …


A Time to Mourn

June 4, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister June 4, 2020 A week ago, we surpassed the grim total of 100,000 American lives lost to COVID-19, and that number continues to grow daily. A few …