Tag Archives: PNews

6/13/24

June 13, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Call to Prayer This week, we would ask you to pray: For our friends in Malawi, as they grieve the death of their Vice-President this week. For our nation, as we celebrate Juneteenth, that we would celebrate the great strides …


PNews 6/6/24

June 6, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Call to Prayer A lot is going on in our churches, in our denomination, and in our world. There is much of that that we cannot control. When we bring these things to prayer, we’re not praying to a distant, unfeeling …


PNews 5/30/24

May 30, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

2025 Minimum Terms of Call and Benefits Policy Information This spring, as most, if not all of you know, the Board of Pensions announced the most significant changes to the benefits plan of the PC(USA) since it was established in …


PNews 5/9/24

May 9, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Two Simple Lessons At this point in the life of the church, there is a lot of which we have no control. And as frustrating as it is, there isn’t much we can do about any of them. We have two options: …


PNews 5/2/24

May 2, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

My Perspective on Presbytery Living In her office at the Presbytery, Associate Minister Rev. Louise Rogers has a photo of each church in the South Branch that makes up her prayer wall. The pictures highlight the wide array of styles …


PNews 4/25/24

April 25, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

The State of the Presbytery: Spring 2024 Edition There is a lot going on in the life of Pittsburgh Presbytery, and we’re about a month away from the Presbytery meeting. So rather than wait for the Acting Head of Staff report …


PNews 4/4/24

April 4, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Delay in Malawi and South Sudan Pilgrimage The planned pilgrimage of our tripartite partners from Malawi and South Sudan, scheduled for this coming May, has been postponed until the fall. The economic and procedural realities of travel from Malawi and …


PNews 3/21/24

March 21, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Prioritizing What Matters A lot of self-care advice starts with the idea of taking time for yourself away from work: date nights with spouses and partners, taking the allocated vacation and study leave time, honoring one’s sabbath, etc. These are …


PNews 3/14/24

March 14, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Lens of Grace One of the true gifts that we have, as a community called to be covenant relationship, is an opportunity to learn from one another as we seek to support one another in the work that God …


PNews 3/7/24

March 7, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

General Minister Search Update The General Minister Special Nominating Committee affirmed their commitment to the Presbytery’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy. The committee received and reviewed the written responses to their initial questions from the current pool of candidates. From among …


PNews 2/15/24

February 15, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

“I Don’t See Color” It is common to hear people who look like me and share a European heritage say things like “I don’t see color.” This, for the most part, is well-intentioned but usually misses the point. Fundamental to …


PNews 1/11/24

January 11, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Women Clergy Renewal Day Pittsburgh Presbytery invites our women clergy members to join us for fellowship time with laughter and discussion for everyone to reconnect. Lunch will be included. Rev. Ellen Campbell Gardner will share a message: “Hearing Jesus call our …


PNews 12/14/23

December 14, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Leave Your Umbrella at Home: An Advent Shouting Match and the Faithfulness of God In this week’s letter, Rev. Austin Shelley shares with us her sermon in written form that was delivered at the December presbytery meeting. In Leave Your …


PNews 11/30/23

November 30, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

December Letter to the Presbytery from the Stated Clerk This week’s letter from our Stated Clerk, Carla Campbell, gives us a preview of what to expect at our December Presbytery meeting. We look forward to meeting at Union Presbyterian Church …


PNews 11/9/23

November 9, 2023 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Cultivating Trust Trust doesn’t mean believing that everything will go smoothly. Instead, it’s knowing that if/when an issue arises, the person can handle it appropriately. In short, trusting someone is believing that in everything they do, they will embody in their …