Lunch with the Pastor: time change and summer schedule

Don't worry! We're not getting rid of lunch with the pastor. We'll still meet the first Thursday each month at Bruegger's in Sewickley and the third Tuesday each month at Sunny Jim's. We're just bumping the time to noon. Some people were struggling to get to lunch earlier. Because of summer schedules being what they are, there will be no Lunch with the Pastor in July, but we'll pick back up in … [Read more...]

Music in a Great Space

Shadyside Presbyterian Church is hosting a series of midweek concerts in June. Check out one or all of them! Wednesday, June 5, 7PM: Britain & Beyond The Pittsburgh Camerata welcomes summer with a delightful program of music old and new from the British Isles. Tickets online at or at the door Wednesday, June 19, 7PM: Vocal Recital Music in a Great Space presents … [Read more...]

Important Congregational Meeting June 2

The Session of the Emsworth UP Church is calling a congregational meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on changing the terms of call for Reverend Howe from Temporary Supply Pastor to Half-time Installed Pastor.  This change will be to acknowledge her call as a more permanent position. The session will be presenting all needed information at that time. Please make every effort to … [Read more...]

Ways to Stay Connected to Your Church Family

Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of all the ways you can stay in touch with what's happening at the church! We try to get word out about things in a timely manner in all the ways the people like to communicate. Here's how you can stay in touch: Phone/Text Pastoral Care Line For BOTH Churches (call or text): 412.219.2503 To be added to phone call list for prayer chain or … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Spring Concert

Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Spring Concert Saturday, 5/4/19, 7PM St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland 311 Cumberland Rd., 15237 General Admission: $12, 60+: $10, under 12 is free! Tickets at the door or online at: … [Read more...]

Free Eye Screenings!

Mission Vision will be providing free eye screenings and free glasses. To schedule an appointment  at Northside Common Ministries  for Tuesday, May 7th  --appointments available from 9am-2pm Call NCM’s office Monday- Thursday from 9am-3pm at 412 323 1163 option #8 ask for Joyce NCM 1601 Brighton Road Pgh., PA 15212 Accessible by bus routes 13,15 16 … [Read more...]

Spring Study: Redefining Mission

This spring, we'll be spending 6 weeks talking about mission on a local and a global level. What does mission look like in a rapidly changing world? Who can be a part of mission? How can we be involved as a congregation? We will gather at St. Andrew's every Wednesday at 7 PM, beginning May 1. If you know you will be there, please take a second to pre-register so we have a head count. If you've … [Read more...]

Children’s Church Kick Off!

We are THRILLED to announce that we will be starting up a children's church program on May 12th! We haven't had the person power or the kids to have a kids' program for a while, so it's with great fanfare that we announce this exciting step! We are currently looking for some more lead teachers and assistant teachers, as well as willing substitutes. To find out more and to sign up to help, … [Read more...]

About South Sudan

On Tuesday evening last week, our brother Rev. Ben Waigo shared with us some background on the situation in South Sudan. We have been traveling with 4 ministers from South Sudan for the trip and the voice they have added to the conversations is priceless.  South Sudan is a pretty new country, having only gained independence from Sudan in 2011. It is a complicated country that is hard to sum up … [Read more...]

Rwanda: Day 10

On Thursday, we wrapped up our Bible study with Genesis 46:5-7. This facilitated a conversation about if Joseph and his family we reconciled. We agreed that the story doesn’t end in Genesis 46. Just like the story continues in Rwanda, the path to reconciliation has begun, but the work is not finished. We also talked about the relationship between reconciliation and healing. Another interesting … [Read more...]