Official Diocesan Blog

Practical Care Tips from One of Our Priests who Contracted Coronavirus

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Practical care tips
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We learned this week that both the Rev. Dr. Kirsten Gardner, canonically-resident clergy member and regular columnist on Trinity Magazine, and her husband, Mark, are both recovering at home after contracting the coronavirus. I found what she shared to be of great help to understand how to care for ourselves in that eventuality, but also for how to reach out and help others who are sick and recovering at home.

Symptoms the Gardners experienced:

Announcing Vessels of Honor - a New Spiritual Direction Training Program

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Vessels of Honor: Training in the Essentials of Spiritual Direction

A pilot program of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh to raise up and equip spiritual companions and directors for kingdom service

“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead…” 2 Tim 2:8

The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh is forming a two-year experimental training cohort to prepare individuals for service as spiritual directors and companions (the “Vessels of Honor” cohort).

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.