Regional & National


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Two

June 21, 2020 | Posted in Letters from 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 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 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 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 …


PNews – 6/4/2020

June 4, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

How Do We Respond to Racism Amid a Pandemic? There is a time to dance and there is a time to mourn. Today we mourn. In the fifth of the Church’s six “Great Ends,” Presbyterians affirm that one of the our core …


Awareness & Transformation: Conversations About Life, Race, & Faith

June 3, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Awareness & Transformation: Conversations About Life, Race, & Faith In response to the killing of George Floyd, presbytery staff members Ralph Lowe and Brian Wallace are recording a series of conversations you are welcome to use with your congregation in …


A Letter to White Presbyterians

June 2, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Elder Ralph Lowe Director of Justice Ministries June 2, 2020 Dear White Siblings in Christ, Another news cycle, another black life taken, and another city in rage and in flames. I am tired; I …


A Cry for Racial Justice

June 1, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Monday, June 1, 2020 How long, O Lord, how long? Words fail us, as we grieve the horror of black lives lost savagely, cut short in recent …


God at Work Away from the Sanctuary

May 28, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister May 28, 2020   Pentecost is usually a grand celebration of God’s revolutionizing Spirit at work in the church. Sanctuaries fairly explode with sights and sounds celebrating …