Save the Date for 2025

The 2025 Festival of Homiletics will be in Atlanta, Georgia, with the theme “Preaching to Heal the Divide.” Look for registration in November 2024! 

All 2024 Recordings Are Now Available

If you registered and participated in the 2024 Festival—either in person or online—you can access all recordings of worship and lectures through August! The digital team has posted all the 2024 recordings for those who previously registered and participated. How to access recordings (paid registrants) All paid registrants received a link to the digital platform […]

Festival Volunteers Brought the Welcome

You know how welcoming (but not overwhelming) guests to your home church can set the tone for healing, belonging, and unselfconscious engagement. The 2024 Festival of Homiletics felt all of these benefits from the efforts of an enthusiastic team of local volunteers in Pittsburgh, who took care of:   Welcome & directions for building entry points […]

Music & Worship Leadership

Liturgists and musicians made worship services at the 2024 Festival a richly textured and healing experience.  Worship Leaders Musicians The pastors and staff of our host churches made us feel at home in their worship spaces, and church volunteers served communion. Our emcees prayed for lecturers after their presentations, turning even those instances into opportunities […]

Tuesday (May 14) Highlights

Festival participants in prayer

Festival of Homiletics is off to a great start in Pittsburgh and online. Check out the interactive map to see where people are joining from.

Festival Attendees from Near and Far

Where are you from? It’s not just an ice-breaker.  This little question is a celebration of what we have in common, despite calling geographically very different places “home.” This will help the Festival team know with whom this year’s theme is resonating, and who is able to gain what kind of access, either via livestream […]

What to Expect at #Homiletics2024

Details for in-person attendees The 2024 Festival of Homiletics is just around the corner! We’re so glad you’ll be joining us for this time of learning, community, and renewal. Note: the next blog post will orient online participants to the Festival experience, while this one aims to help those on the ground in Pittsburgh. Neither […]

Download Bulletins for 2024 Festival

For the 2024 Festival of Homiletics, we are reducing paper use by inviting you to follow the order of worship in one of two ways: Reminder: All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC – 04:00) Monday (5/13) @: East Liberty Presbyterian Tuesday (5/14) @: Calvary Episcopal  @: East Liberty Presbyterian Wednesday (5/15) @ Calvary Episcopal […]

Restaurants & Services Near Venues

Between all the “food for your soul” of worship, lectures, and workshops, Festival attendees in Pittsburgh will have a multitude of nearby choices for lunch and dinner fare. Most of the businesses below are located between East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) and Calvary Episcopal Church (315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, […]