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Mission on the Move: Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church

Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, the oldest African-American Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, was organized January 12, 1868, and celebrated over 150 years of ministry a few years ago. Their mission is to win souls for Christ by proclaiming the gospel in word and deed. Henry Highland Garnet, a former slave, came to Pittsburgh in 1868 after being appointed as the new…

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Notes from the Endowment and Special Gifts Fund

We thank Janis Davis who recently stepped off of our committee for her many years of support for the endowment. She recently provided the committee with a history of the fund from the humble beginnings in 1995, the growing support from senior pastors and the congregation, the growth strategy under Dr. Stuart Broberg in 2004-2005, and the additions to the fund from the New Cornfield and Forward in…

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One Great Hour of Sharing 2022

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…” – Psalm 24:1 This Lenten season, join with Presbyterians worldwide in sharing God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world by providing relief from natural disasters, food for the hungry, and support for the poor and oppressed. The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Progra…

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Popular Speaker Series Returns

Town Hall South Speaker Series is delighted to announce the return of the series for the 2022-2023 season. The previously announced slate of speakers, twice postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, remains intact. The upcoming schedule includes: Dan Rather October 11, 2022 Dan Rather is a living witness to history, having covered the biggest news stories of our time for more than 60 years. His…

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Three Reformers: Distinctive Characteristics

April 3, 10, 24 John E. Wilson Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin are the main sources of Reformation history and theology. While they held much in common, the works of each contain aspects that are distinctive and characteristic, and that are still notable parts of current Presbyterian thought and practice. This series selects such characteristics for each Reformer and places them in comparison with…

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We Belong to God

We Belong to God: Mysticism of Heartbreak and Grief “Our hearts are restless until they rest in God.” – St. Augustine A compelling example of human heartbreak is Lena Horne’s singing the song “Stormy Weather” (“since my man and I ain’t together”) in the movie titled appropriately Stormy Weather. There are also many instances and stories of human grief resulting not only in depression, and even physical ill…

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Welcome Carol Webber

Westminster welcomes our new Director of Finance and Operations Carol Webber. Carol comes to Westminster with over 25 years of accounting experience. She is a certified public accountant. Her experience is in managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, payroll taxes, general ledger and preparing financial statements. She has hands-on experience with streamlining departments and…

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