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COVID-19 Financial Assistance Updates

August 19, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

As the pool of grants shrinks for financial assistance related to economic hardship caused by COVID-19, it is helpful to know where to look for the assistance that is still available. The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is still offering some …


Awareness and Transformation: What about reverse racism?

August 13, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 4: What about reverse racism?  (August 2020) In conversations about race, it’s not unusual for someone to ask “What about reverse racism?”  They point to affirmative action, “minorities encouraged to apply” statements, and other examples of situations where being …


There Will Be A Day

August 13, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Elder Ralph Lowe Director of Justice Ministries August 13, 2020 A few months ago, I wrote a letter to my white siblings in Christ expressing my exhaustion, outrage, worry, desperation, and hurt as a …


PNews – 08/13/20

August 13, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery How Do We Truly Become Unified? Mark 3:25 says “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.“ Divided we are easily manipulated to resentment, anger, superiority, and distrust. Where and how do we …


Awareness and Transformation: Conversations about Life, Race, and Faith

August 12, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

In response to the killing of George Floyd, staff members Ralph Lowe (Director of Justice Ministries) and Brian Wallace (Associate Minister) started a series of conversations entitled Awareness and Transformation: Conversations about Life, Race, and Faith.  You can view the …


On Baptism and Ordination in a Time of Pandemic

August 6, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

July 2020 Many people are inquiring about how to celebrate the sacrament of baptism and services of ordination/installation in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Theology and …


PNews – 08/06/2020

August 6, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Are We Going to Atrophy or Adapt? A titan of our age was laid to rest last week. John Lewis kept going moving forward undeterred throughout his life, no matter how much resistance he faced. Likewise, the …


The Legacy We Leave

August 6, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, August 6, 2020 A titan of our age was laid to rest last week. He was small in stature, but mighty in influence. Georgia Representative John …


Awareness and Transformation: What is implicit bias?

July 31, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 3: What is implicit bias? (July 2020) Remember the state representative from Ohio who asked if African-Americans are contracting coronavirus at higher rates because they don’t wash their hands as well?  In this episode, Ralph and Brian point to …


Saying Yes and Saying No

July 29, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 30, 2020 The world that God creates, redeems, and renews stands under a great big divine “Yes!” When God declares everything in creation as “good” …