Archbishop Duncan Legacy Fund For the Benefit of Congregations and Clergy of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
This is a small portion of the Congregations who are looking to the future with hope because of support they received through grants and loans from the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Mosaic Anglican Church located in North Fayette, PA, is committed to our vision, “Engaging the world with Christ’s love.” Mosaic began through discernment in the fall of 2010 as church planter, Elaine Storm, sought God's guidance through prayer, encouragement, and coaching from the Diocese. The early years were spent as a portable church. During these years God formed Mosaic into a viable church. The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh received Mosaic as a full-fledged church during the fall Convention, 2014. A grant from the growth initiative made it possible for Mosaic to hire an Administrative Assistant who organizes the local mission opportunities. Below are photos depicting a few of the ways Mosaic can be found sharing Jesus’ love in North Fayette.
The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration was formed over 100 years ago in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. The church united with the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Anglican Church of North America. In 2013, they began worshipping in a Methodist Church. In April 2016, the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration closed on the former borough building in Elizabeth. There, beginning in June 2016, with a loan and a grant from the Diocese, they will hold worship and will minister to the senior citizens and others who have been using the facility as a Center. They will also hold activities for Celebrate Recovery, a Christcentered recovery program that offers participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, and healing. The Rev. Karl Petterson is the Rector.
Incarnation Anglican Church in State College, PA is a campus ministry whose mission is to be a church that is reaching the entirety of the State College Community as God opens doors. Rev. Michael Niebauer, the Rector, and his wife Allison began the church in 2014 with the help of substantial funding from Diocesan mission grants. Incarnation Anglican attracts undergraduate and graduate students from Penn State as well as community residents. Ministries include outreaches to international students, humanities graduate students, and to a local nursing home. Weekly worship began in the fall of 2015 at the Chapel on campus and God has blessed this new Congregation with substantial growth.
Shepherd's Heart Fellowship, near Mercy Hospital in Uptown Pittsburgh, is a vibrant congregation and ministry to homeless adults, many of whom are veterans. Begun in 1993, this Anglican Church operates a Veteran’s Home, a Drop-In Center, Food Pantry, Resource Center, Shuttle Bus and more. Shepherd’s Heart’s mission is to “share the heart of Jesus our Shepherd with the streets of Pittsburgh and to the ends of the earth.” The Rev. Michael Wurschmidt is the Rector, supported by the Rev. James Moorhead, the Rev. Justin Helton, and the Rev. Jim Chester.
South Side Anglican Church is a messenger of God's radical grace to the skeptic, the wounded, and those on the margins of society including addicts, ex-felons, broken families, low-income families, victims of abuse, sexually broken men and women, and those struggling with mental illness. The Church was founded in 2012 and began public worship services in a store-front on Carson Street in 2014. They currently worship at 1926 Sarah Street in the heart of Pittsburgh’s South Side, an economically diverse neighborhood close to downtown, known for its many bars and tattoo parlors. South Side Anglican Church’s mission is to spread the Gospel of God’s forgiveness with boldness and creativity. Using music and the arts, relationship, and recovery they form a safe place for God to break into people’s lives on the South Side. The Rev. Sean Norris is the Rector.
True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela purchased an abandoned Italian Social Club in 2012. With love and care, the structure was transformed to be a worship center. When needs and obstacles were confronted in the reconstruction process, God provided. When a hood and fire suppression system was needed, the Diocese provided a grant. Today, True Vine Anglican Church serves as a testament to the faithfulness of God to His people. The Rev. John Fierro is the Rector, supported by the Rev. William Lytle.