Welcome to Shadyside
We are thrilled to have you as part of our church family, whether you are here as a “virtual” visitor or a fifty-year member of the congregation. Just by being on this website, you are already a valued part of our ministry – and you are helping us to fulfill our vision of building community.
The Shadyside Presbyterian Church is a traditional and winsome community of faith. We take very seriously the theological depth, beauty, and gravitas of Christianity’s tradition. This is especially true in our worship services. And yet we believe that this great tradition should make us loving, relational, and very devoted to the mission of Jesus Christ in the community and world around us. We reach back only to move ahead.
The church is centered in the grace of Jesus Christ, and we talk about that a lot. Since we are all clear about that common center, we spend little time here worrying about the boundary issues that exclude people. Our church holds together just fine by its center.
There are about a thousand members of this church, and the demographics are pretty even. We have lots of young adults and students from the nearby universities; we also have many retired folks – and pretty much everything in between. We come from many walks of life and have contrasting opinions about most of the prevailing issues. Only Christ could hold us all together, and we give thanks for just how wonderfully he does that in the bonds of tender love. We also are thankful for the mission and holy purposes to life that we discover here.
There is certainly room for you here. We hope you will become as involved in our community as you can. You’re already part of us!