A New Pastor

What's new at the Pittsburgh New Church? A lot, right now. In July, our new pastor, Rev. Calvin Odhner, and his wife Maggie moved into the church manse. Since then there's been a flurry of activity in the church and school. 

Rev. Odhner set up his office in what was formerly the library, a sunny room at the heart of the church & school--complete (now) with cushy chairs and a coffee station, making it an inviting space for counseling, meetings, and small scripture study classes.

Thanks to a providential encounter with PNCS alumnus Briggs Alden, we have a new phone system (donated by the Environmental Charter School, set up gratis by Briggs), complete with extensions for the pastor, secretary, and teachers, as well as separate voice messages for the church and school. 

Rev. Odhner is bursting with new ideas for growth, and is working with the board and the pastor's council to galvanize the congregation and the school.

We are blessed to have Calvin & Maggie on board, and look forward to years of growing together!


Join us for Christmas


Women's Christmas Gathering - Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 pm

Women, friends and relatives of the Pittsburgh New Church community are invited to the Theta Alpha Guild Women’s Christmas Gathering at the Pittsburgh New Church.

You are invited to bring a sweet or savory snack to share.

Make a Christmas centerpiece or a beaded garland or just visit with friends. College age and up.

Pittsburgh New Church School Christmas Program – Wed., December 14, 7:00 pm

Students will perform music or a Christmas play in the church auditorium.

The Christmas Sing – Saturday, December 17, 7:00 pm

All are welcome to a festive evening of carol singing in the multipurpose room.

Open Chapel – December 22–23, 7:00–9:00 pm

Unplug! Get away from the noise and shopping and reconnect to the real meaning of Christmas.

Stop by for a few minutes and sit in the peaceful chapel, listen to some beautiful Christmas music, enjoy the candlelight, say a few prayers, or read the Christmas story.

Christmas Eve Nativity Tableaux Service – Thursday, December 24, 4:30 pm

Our annual Christmas tableaux presents the Christmas story in a series of living pictures, including readings from the Word and carols sung by the congregation.

Christmas Day Service – Friday, December 25, 11:00 am

This brief, sweet service recognizing the Lord's birth into our lives can be one of the most peaceful moments in the year!

New Year's Day Service – Sunday, January 1, 11:00 am

Reflect and dedicate your new year to positive change

11:00 am Thanksgiving Service

Join us on Thanksgiving Day at 11:00 am for a a family service where we will offer thanks for all the blessings the Lord has offered. Our theme this year is being thankful for hope and patience. Throughout the Word, especially in the psalms, we hear of how important it is to wait on the Lord and to have hope. As it says in Psalm 130, "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope."

You are invited to bring an offering of fruit to the Thanksgiving Festival Service. After the service, the fruit will be donated to the East End Cooperative Ministry’s (EECM) Hunger Program. There will also be a box at the entrance to the sanctuary for non-perishable food items which will be taken to the EECM as well.