chURch News – 9/18/2014: Cross-Cultural Mission Lectures / Race Exhibit / All Saints Day Feast

By | September 22, 2014

chURch News – September 18, 2014: Cross-Cultural Mission Lectures / Race Exhibit / All Saints Day Feast


Lectures: Engaging with God and the Gospel Cross-Culturally

Monday, September 29 @ 4pm & 7:30pm | Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Join us Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for the annual W. Don McClure Lectures Mon., Sept. 29. Keynote speaker is Daniel Jeyaraj, professor of World Christianity and director of the Andrew Walls Centre at Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool, UK. These lectures and discussions, held in the Knox Room, Long Hall, are free and open to the public.

This year’s lectures will address the topic, “Engaging with God and the Gospel Cross-Culturally.”

The first lecture, at 4pm, will address ”Discovering God’s Word Among the People of Other Faiths.” The second lecture, at 7:30pm, will address “Introducing and Discovering God’s Mission Among the People of Other Cultures.” After the lectures, anyone attending is welcome to join Mike at the Sharp Edge for more discussion.

For more info, including reservation information for a dinner on campus between the lectures, click here.

Museum Excursion to RACE Exhibit

Saturday, October 11 @ 10am (Signup needed bySeptember 26) | Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Our sisters and brothers at East Liberty Presbyterian Church and Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church have invited us to join them in exploring issues of race and our faith. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has brought the exhibit, “RACE” to Pittsburgh. They’ve scheduled a group tour of the exhibit on Saturday, October 11 at 10am. They intend to tour the exhibit with an extra hour to explore, followed by lunch and discussion either at the museum or at one of the churches (depending on how many sign up).

The group rate is $15 per person. A group count needs to be completed by September 26. If you would like to join, please email

All Saints Day Celebration and Feast

Saturday, November 1 @ 5pm | Mike and Marc’s House 

All Saints Day happens every year on November 1. It’s a day in which the church remembers and give thanks for the holy women and men whose faithfulness to Jesus inspires our faithfulness. They may be people we have known personally, or historic figures we’ve never met face to face, but look forward to meeting in the new Jerusalem. We’ll celebrate All Saints Day by having a potluck dinner together at Mike and Marc’s house followed by a special worship service. For the worship service,  we ask everyone to bring with them a “relic”; an item that represents a person who helped make you the Christian that you are today. It may be a meaningful object representing a relative, friend or mentor, a book that’s influenced you, a picture of someone who inspired you… The only limit is your imagination! Our worship service will include a time of sharing together about the ‘relics’ we’ve brought. Email for  more information.