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Curated Organizational Leadership Books for Parishes from Bishop Jim

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Organizational Leadership Books for Parishes
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Throughout the year, we'll be sending you a variety of resources & tips curated by our Senior Staff members that are designed to help our congregations grow in each of their respective areas. If you'd like to dive in deeper on these topics with our Senior Staff team, please update your contact and interest preferences on our website.

Top Parish Communication Resources

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Communication Resources for Parishes
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Throughout the year, we'll be sending you a variety of resources & tips curated by our Senior Staff members that are designed to help our congregations grow in each of their respective areas. If you'd like to dive in deeper on these topics with our Senior Staff team, please update your contact and interest preferences on our website.

Amen to Action on Black Friday

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Amen to Action 2019
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Twenty parishioners from Prince of Peace Anglican Church in Hopewell Township including pastors the Rev John Heidengren and the Rev Philip Bottomley joined Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger and more than 4,000 other volunteers who spent the morning of Black Friday, (the day after Thanksgiving), packing meals in Downtown Pittsburgh instead of shopping among a crowd of strangers.

Trinity School for Ministry, Diocesan Partner, Increases Campus with Building Acquisition

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In the small town of Ambridge, PA, a renewal is taking place.  Storefronts are being updated, old buildings are being refurbished to house new tenants, and new sidewalks have been poured.  Trinity School for Ministry has a desire to support this renewal in a way that is helpful to the town and also helps to build community.  To that end, Trinity School for Ministry is thrilled to announce that we have just purchased the Presbyterian Church of Ambridge, located just a few blocks from Trinity’s campus.  “When the pastor from the church approached me to inquire whether we would be interested i

Acknowledging and Thanking Members who Served on Liturgy Task Force

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This article is cross-posted from the Fall 2019 issue of Trinity Magazine.

As we mentioned in our Book of Common Prayer FAQ article, the creation of the BCP 2019 has been a large effort that involved many throughout our province. The primary work of compiling the new prayer book fell to the Liturgy Task Force. Several clergy members in our diocese participated in this group. We thank them for their work and service.

Book of Common Prayer: Frequently Asked Questions

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This article is cross-posted from the Fall 2019 issue of Trinity Magazine.

There are many of us in Diocesan or clergy circles who have been following the developments of the Book of Common Prayer 2019 and already know it like the back of our hands! However, we recognize not everyone might be as up to speed, so our Canon for Prayer & Worship, The Rev. Cn. Joanne Martin, has answered some common questions.