Few people embody Pittsburgh Seminary’s mission of Christian hospitality better than our beloved alumnus Fred McFeely Rogers ’62. And as a reminder of Fred’s example in the Way of Jesus, we’re making a space for him right here!
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, we invite you to help fund the Fred Rogers Family Room in our newly renovated, soon-to-reopen Barbour Library! With its Neighborhood-like feel, furnishings, and outfitting, the Fred Rogers Family Room will welcome families to explore reading and play that inspire loving our neighbors, welcoming strangers, and seeing every person as a child of God.
Make your donation toward our $25,000 goal today!
Through several programs in particular, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary focuses on serving others in the Way of Jesus—like Fred Rogers did throughout his lifetime:
- the Metro-Urban Institute walks with neighbors in our city
- the Church Planting Initiative welcomes all to Christian community
- the World Mission Initiative embraces people throughout the world
- the Miller Summer Youth Institute—which Fred led in music—invites older teens to explore their calling
On behalf of the entire Pittsburgh Seminary community, thank you for considering a gift to the Fred Rogers Family Room. And remember, PTS is glad to be your neighbor!
P.S. Did you know that President Emeritus C. Sam Calian called Fred a “pioneer in the theology of hospitality”? Watch the 2003 Memorial Service (video on right).
"There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are." - Fred Rogers '62