The Deacons are charged with leading the congregation in prayerful, physical, and financial support of Christ’s mission around the world. Each month the Board of Deacons considers carefully the needs that have become known and the resources that are available, and the end result is that CHUP has a web of relationships with a wide variety of mission agencies and personnel both here in Pittsburgh and around the world. In addition to budgeted funds, the Deacons receive special offerings each time the congregation celebrates Communion, and often coordinates appeals for specific needs.
A key element of our congregation’s ability to care for each other is the Connectors ministry, wherein key leaders in the church volunteer to check in on fellow members from time to time. We are grateful for those who engage in this ministry and welcome the opportunity to grow in our care for each other. If you have a question about the Connectors, please email the office.
For more than two decades, our congregation has been linked with the Presbyterian Church in Ntaja, Malawi, Africa. This is through the Pittsburgh Presbytery International Ministry Team, and we often exchange visits with friends from this church. In addition, we have partnered with several churches in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and each year send a team of adults to assist those congregations in their ministries of serving their neighbors. In recent years, those visits have been reciprocated as a group from Texas has visited Pittsburgh and shared in the ministry here.
Please be aware that the Deacons manage the church's Mission Travel Fund to provide support for church members and regular worshippers who want to participate in Christian mission projects. Contact the Deacons through the church office for more information on how to apply for funding.