Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education will co-sponsor the annual retreat of the Vineyard Guild, an ecumenical community of lay and clergy leaders committed to creating deeply faith-filled congregations and communities. The event “Reframing Hope: Spiritual Movements in a Shifting Culture” will be held Oct. 20-22, 2011 at the Franciscan Spirit and Life Center in the South Hills. Carol Howard Merritt, pastor of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. will serve as keynote speaker.

Registration fee including four meals is $100 for commuters and $170 for those staying overnight. Contact Lynn Holden with questions at 412-303-3548 or lynnholdenllc@gmail.com. Visit the Vineyard Guild website to see complete details or to register online.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.