June 26, 2015 Dear friends in Christ, Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that all Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation, have a constitutional right to marry the person they choose and in doing so are guaranteed equal protection under the law throughout this land. I rejoice with all of our LGBT sisters and […]
Bishop McConnell and the Rt. Rev. Scott Benhase, Bishop of Georgia, co-authored an essay published on The Living Church web site as part of their "Orderly Counsel Series." The essay addresses challenges at the upcoming General Convention of The Episcopal Church. The essay can be found at Good Order in Salt Lake City.
…They Are Going Fast Diocesan Council Awards Several Grants at June Meeting Early this year Diocesan Council allocated $55,000 in mission grants to help parishes implement new initiatives to reach out to their communities in 2015. Initiatives are encouraged which embody local expressions of Bishop McConnell's three strategic priorities – proclaiming a Public Gospel; helping […]
The diocesan Social Justice and Outreach (SJO) Committee asks parishes to consider how they can support a local organization whose programs lift families out of poverty through education. Calvary, East Liberty, and Christ Church, North Hills, already support the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council in various ways, and the committee invites other parishes to join them. […]
You are cordially invited to attend the Spring Showcase of the Neighborhood Youth Outreach Program (NYOP). The theme is Into the Future. It will take place on Friday, June 5, from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Academy, 709 N. Aiken Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. NYOP, an afterschool program for elementary school children hosted by […]
June 7, 7 p.m. – June 10, 2015, 1 p.m. Join Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Norman Wirzba, Professor of Theology and Ecology, Duke Divinity School, and Fred Bahnson, Director of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, on June 7-10, 2015, for the 74th annual Henderson Summer Leadership Conference. This year's event will focus on "The Good Earth: Creation and Ministry in an […]
The diocesan offices are moving from Monroeville to Trinity Cathedral in June. For most of its history, Trinity Cathedral has been a hub of Pittsburgh's religious, social and political life, the center of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and the seat of our Bishop. However, during the tumultuous decade from 1999 to 2009, the bishop's offices […]
Prior to attending the General Convention in Salt Lake City in June, the Rev. Bill Geiger from Christ Church, Indiana, will be part of a 12-member team of Episcopalians, called the Steeple Chasers. They will be running a 194-mile, 36-hour relay race through the Wasatch Mountains along the Idaho-Utah border to help raise $75,000 for […]