WORLD MISSION INITIATIVE CONFERENCE
Jesus Christ and the “Dividing Wall”: Race and God’s Mission
Continues Wednesdays, October 21 and 28
7:15 p.m.—Call opens
7:30 p.m.—Introduction of Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil and her lecture
8:30 p.m.—Local conversation led by Rev. Bob Edmundson, chairperson of the Mission and Compassion Ministries Unit
If you would like to participate, contact the Presbytery Office. You will be provided with:
—a link to the 7:30-8:30 p.m. presentation.
—an additional link for the 8:30-9 p.m. conversation that will be hosted locally.
Or, you may gather at the Presbytery Center (with masks) for the entire event. If you plan to attend in-person, please inform the Presbytery Office in order that permissible numbers are not exceeded.
Seeking the Beloved Community
Zoom Video Conferences
Continues Sundays, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Synod of the Trinity
The series continues with Laurie Kraus, who will be speaking on The Pandemic. Laurie serves as the associate director of the Ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice in the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and is the director of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
October 25—Hyperpartisanship (John Welch)
November 8—Technology (Bruce Reyes-Chow)
November 15—Racism and White Privilege (tentative)
Listening to Your Neighbors So You Can Love Your Neighbors
Fall Quarterly Pastoral Skill Building Zoom Event
Thursday, October 22, 10-11:30 a.m.
In the face of so many crises today, the primary challenge may not be how to attract young people and families, but how discern God’s presence, activity, and calling in our local communities. How do we become a church for them rather than merely a church for ourselves?
Based on his doctor of ministry research and project with his church, Plains Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Derek Marrotta will help us discover ways of leading a congregation to listen to the stories shared by friends and neighbors to discover how God is already actively present in both the local community and the local church. He will also help us explore ways to help our churches join God in what God is already doing.
Pastors’ Retreat–postponed until 2021
Monday, May 4–Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Crestfield Camp and Conference Center, Slippery Rock