Regional & National


Where is God in This Picture?

July 15, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 16, 2020   “How could a good, all-powerful God let bad things happen to good people?” This ancient question, which philosophers call “the problem of …


Awareness and Transformation: Defining racist and racism

July 15, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 2: Defining Racist and Racism (June 2020) In this episode, Ralph and Brian dive deep into definitions.  Notably, how do we define two words: Racist and Racism.  They end up talking about “racist” as an identity”, “racism” like it’s …


PNews – 07/09/2020

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Are We Compassion Fatigued? It is oh, so easy to succumb to weariness when doing the right thing – especially when it’s something we’d rather not be doing or might be uncomfortable for us. Like wearing masks or in our quest …


In Praise of Persistence

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give …


COVID – 19 Updates

July 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

The Pittsburgh Presbytery office is continuing to work through a phased re-opening.   During the first phase the staff will be in the office on Tuesdays and will continue working remotely the remainder of the week.  Although the staff will be …


Legality, Polity, and COVID-19

July 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

The presbytery staff have been answering many questions from ministers and clerks of session about how to adapt to being church during the stay at home order necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis.  Each situation is different, and the presbytery staff …


Liberty and Justice for All

July 2, 2020 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 I became a U.S. citizen in 1995, twenty years after getting my “Green Card” that allowed me, a Canadian, to live and work …


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 …