stained-glassWelcome to Our Church!
We are a diverse congregation united as one in Jesus Christ. We celebrate our diversity and embrace our unity in Christ. We welcome everyone and believe that when you come to church it is evidence of God’s Holy Spirit at work in your life. We celebrate what God is doing in your life and among us!

What we believe

As a member of the Presbyterian Church USA, we believe:

TRINITY

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God the Father who is the creator of all

Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior who redeems us

Holy Spirit our Sustainer who is God’s presence and power within us

BIBLE

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Our church confesses the Scriptures to be the Word of God written, witnessing to God’s self-revelation.

Sacraments

We celebrate two sacraments:

Baptism

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 Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion)

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These are two acts in which Jesus participated and instructed his disciples to observe and therefore we uphold them as holy sacraments.

Worship

Sunday worship is at 11:00 am

Sunday School (K-Adult) is at 10:00 am

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month

All singers, 13 years old and up, who enjoy praising God with song are invited to participate in the choir. Weekly choir practices are hold on Thursdays at 7 pm and Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. The choir helps lead worship from the second Sunday in September through the first Sunday of June.

During the summer months we invite those with special musical abilities (voice or instrumental) to share their gifts during Sunday morning worship. To volunteer for a Sunday, call 412-469-0750.

 

Upcoming Events

Adult Bible Study – Sunday mornings at 10am

Sunday School for Children and Youth will resume at 10am on September 11th.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 11am worship service on September 11.  We will be collecting food items for the Duquesne Food Pantry on these Sundays.

Blessing of the Children during worship on Sunday, September 11th.  We will anoint and pray over our children for their safety and success as they start another school year.

Ministry Team

judi-steve-minDr. Judith Slater has served as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne since her ordination in 1992. Prior to her ordination, Pastor Judi served for six years as the Youth Director at Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh.  She is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, receiving her Masters of Divinity degree in 1991 and her Doctor of Ministry degree in 2001.

Pastor Judi is married to Stephen Slater, a funeral director, who also serves as an elder of the church.  They are the proud parents of three grown children.  Their daughter, Jennifer, is a licensed family therapist and is married to Matthew and they have given their parents the best gift ever, a granddaughter Ellie, who is a bright star in their lives.  Steve and Judi have a son, Nicholas, who is a regional controller for Graham Packaging (and also serves as tech support to his mom who is technologically challenged) and is married to Jena.  Their son, Drew, is also a funeral director and works with his dad (often serving as a marriage ref for Steve and Judi since he is around them so much) and is married to Regina.

In her spare time, Pastor Judi loves to read and spend time with her family, especially with her granddaughter Ellie. She has hopes that her cooking will improve as she enjoys using her newly remodeled kitchen and her latest household project is stenciling a design on her patio floor. She has temporarily given up the goal of learning Spanish but hopes to get back to that some day.

Pastor Judi has a passion for youth ministry and enjoys helping young people and adults come to know the Lord, grow in their faith and live their lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. She has a special interest in ministry in economically challenged communities and her hope for the ministry in Duquesne is that we can lift up the positive things that God is doing and join in with God’s kingdom work in Duquesne. Her joy is in the Lord and she is grateful for all that God has done for her!