The Spire Online

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Between Here and There -- June 2022

Just a few weeks ago I sat with a friend who posed a scenario that he had been weighing, uncertain of how to proceed or where his ultimate stance would land. In response to his dilemma, I asked him, “What do you think Jesus would say to you if he were sitting here right now?” His reply was thoughtful, profound, and illuminated the depth of his relationship with Jesus. As our conversation con…

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Caregiver Support: Stronger Together

If these thoughts have crossed your mind, you are not alone! "I’m so overwhelmed, getting more involved helping my parents as they get older.” “It’s a matter of time; my parents need me and I want to be there for them.” “There’s so many decisions to make – I could use some help.” “I feel so guilty sometimes…” Virtually every one of us will care for a loved one at some point in our life. Though rewarding, it is…

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Living With Differences
Westminster Seminars July 2022 Series

July 10, 17, 24 (No seminar on July 3) Living with Differences: Sharing the Pew but Maybe Not the Point of View Sponsored by Westminster Peace and Justice Can we build bridges with people who are different from us in places where we are often separate – for example, race, religion, gender, family roles, cultural experience, and point of view? These days, when everyone seems to be going to their s…

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Message from Jo Forrest -- June 2022

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…” Did I just put the jingle from the television series Cheers into your mind? This catchy tune conveys the desire that rises from our hearts to be in a place where we feel as though we belong. Where we are at home. Knowing each other’s name matters. Scripture assures us in the prophets, psalms, and gospels that God knows us by name. Jesus c…

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Mission on the Move: Pittsburgh Presbytery

Mission on the Move is highlighting the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Currently there are 128 churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery, both large and small congregations. Westminster is one of the largest and in many ways is a leader, demonstrating through generous giving and volunteer service what God has called us to do. The 128 PCUSA churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery are divided into four branches – N…

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