New this year, the diocesan Social Justice and Outreach Committee (SJO) offered grants to support the efforts of creating and sustaining parish-based vegetable gardens. Depending on the location and circumstance, it is expected that such produce will be distributed through local food pantries or to support parish-based outreach efforts. These grants are intended to support Episcopal parishes […]
Episcopal Church Women Spring United Thank Offering Ingathering Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Trinity Cathedral 328 Sixth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Celebrant – Bishop Dorsey McConnell Guest Performers – City Charter High School Choir Luncheon Cost: $15.00 payable at registration (Click here for a printable registration form with submission instructions) Click here for […]
Dear Friends in Christ; After the horror yesterday in Boston, I was talking by phone with my son, a senior in college. He remarked that this kind of violence seems to be more and more common, and then he asked, "Dad, how does this get better?" It was one of those moments in parenting when […]
Friday, April 12, 2013, 2 – 5 p.m. St. Martin's Episcopal Church 285 St. Martin's Road Monroeville, PA 15146 Imagine church for those who don't do church. Come and explore new ways of building Christian community. What is Fresh Expressions? A fresh expression of church is a new form of church for […]
This year's Ordination Exploration Day, to be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Mt. Lebanon, on Saturday, April 13, will be interactive and informative. Participants will be able to meet Bishop McConnell and members of the Commission on Ministry. "I'd encourage anyone to attend this day who thinks that God may be calling them toward […]
Bishop Dorsey McConnell's 2013 Video Easter Message.
A sermon preached by the Episcopal Bishop of Pittsburgh, the Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, at the Chrism Mass, Holy Monday, March 25th, 2013, First Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh. For photos from the service, click here. For a printable version, click here. The Fragrance of the Cross Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, […]
Palm Sunday 2013 Dear Friends; When I was in third grade, I was waiting for the bus to take me home from school. A fifth-grade friend persuaded me to join him in a "short tromp" up the hillside away from the line of other waiting kids. There was a woodchuck den, he said. The bus […]