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!