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Sanctuary: A Discernment Guide For Congregations

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:24

The Office of Public Witness has created a PDF resource, Sanctuary: A Discernment Guide For Congregations.  

For more information see http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/immigration/sanctuary/.

Examen de política eclesiástica

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 06:14

Este examen está destinado a «evaluar el conocimiento de trabajo del(a) candidato(a) sobre la estructura constitucional de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) y el método utilizado para resolver las diferencias adecuadamente y se determinan los programas para cumplir con la misión de la iglesia».

Manual of the 223rd General Assembly

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:57

This document includes:

  • Standing Rules
  • Guidelines and Policies
  • Organization for Mission

Examen de la exegesis de la biblia (libro abierto)

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:20

Este examen deberá evaluar la capacidad del(a) candidato(a) para interpretar un pasaje asignado de la Escritura mediante la demostración de la atención a la lengua original del texto, una comprensión del contexto histórico del texto, y una capacidad para relacionar el texto con eficacia a la vida contemporánea de la iglesia en el mundo.

2017 년 당회 연례 통계 보고를 위한 지침

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:44

이 책자는 G-3.0202f 에 따라 여러분이 노회에 제공해야 하는 통계 정보를 작성하는데 도움을 주기 위해 만들어졌습니다. 당회 통계 보고서는 매년 장로교 총회 사무처 (OGA)에 의해 준비되며, 여러분이 제공하는 정보는 미국 장로교에 속한 다른 교회들의 정보들과 함께 “장로교 총회 사무처 통계”(OGA Statistics)가 될 것이며, 이것은 매년 총회록 (General Assembly Minutes, Part II, Statistics)에 기재될 것입니다.

INSTRUCCIONES PARA REPORTE ESTADISTICO ANNUAL DEL CONSISTORIO DEL AÑO 2017

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:41

Este libro de ejercicios está diseñado para guiarle a través de la información estadística que debe proporcionar al presbiterio de acuerdo con G-3.0202f. Cada año, el informe del consistorio es preparado por la Oficina de la Asamblea General, y la información que se proporcione será combinada con la información de otras congregaciones de la IP (EE.UU.) para convertirse en las «Estadísticas de OGA» que aparecen anualmente en las minutas de la Asamblea General, parte II, Estadísticas.

2017 English Session Annual Statistical Report Instruction Workbook

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:34

This workbook is designed to guide you through the statistical information that you must provide to the presbytery in accordance with G-3.0202f. The Session Report is prepared annually by the Office of the General Assembly, and the information you provide will be combined with that from other PC(USA) congregations to become the “OGA Statistics” that appear annually in the General Assembly Minutes, Part II, Statistics.

Proposed Docket - 223rd General Assembly (2018)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:47

The 223rd General Assembly will convene with worship at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, and adjourn no later than noon on Saturday, June 23. The proposed docket includes information on the official assembly meetings as well as some important events and training's that precede the start of the assembly.

The complete assembly schedule (available February 2018) will include many other optional events and meals sponsored by various entities and organizations. These can be good ways to learn about church programs, meet other attendees with similar interests, and hear outstanding speakers.

Opportunities abound for spiritual nourishment at the assembly. The assembly begins with worship on Saturday morning. On Sunday morning, all participants will have the opportunity to worship in area churches; transportation will be provided. Worship services and bible studies are planned throughout the week.

PW Quarterly Newsletter (third quarter 2017), grayscale

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:35

PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find the latest information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, find the Thank Offering order form, learn about PW churchwide visits to PWPs and PWSs, learn how to be a field tester for the 2020–2021 Bible study, get the full scoop on the 2018–2019 PW/Horizons Bible study, and much more. This issue is dated August–October 2017 and reflects news reported through June 30, 2017.

Note: This pdf is the grayscale version. If you would rather see and print the newsletter in color, click here.

Grassroots Advocacy Skills

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:34

This resource from the Office of Public Witness in collaboration with the OGA Office of Immigration Issues gives an overview of grassroots advocacy skills used in congressional district visits.

PW Quarterly Newsletter (third quarter 2017)

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:16

PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find the latest information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, find the Thank Offering order form, learn about PW churchwide visits to PWPs and PWSs, learn how to be a field tester for the 2022–2023 Bible study, get the full scoop on the 2018–2019 PW/Horizons Bible study, and much more. This issue is dated August–October 2017 and reflects news reported through June 30, 2017.

Presbyterian Women in the Presbyteries 2018 Mission Pledge Form (fillable PDF)

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:57

Leaders at each level play different roles in educating Presbyterian Women about the PW Mission Pledge (PW's annual fund) and in collecting the pledges. Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery report the total amount pledged in PW in the Congregations and their PW in the Presbytery. Download the PW in the Presbytery Mission Pledge Form to report the total pledges to PW at the national level; mail by December 1, 2017.

This form is electronically fillable with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

This is a part of the 2018 Mission Pledge packet (mailing late July 2017).

Presbyterian Women in the Congregations 2018 Mission Pledge Form (fillable PDF)

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:54

Leaders at each level play different roles in educating Presbyterian Women about the PW Mission Pledge (PW's annual fund) and in collecting the pledges. Some PW in the Presbyteries ask PW in the Congregations (PWCs) to use a PWC Mission Pledge form to track the total pledge of their group. Download the PWC Mission Pledge to send to your PW in the Presbytery treasurer (or whoever is responsible for mission pledge) by November 15, 2017.

This form is electronically fillable with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

This is a part of the 2018 Mission Pledge packet (mailing late July 2017).

Presbyterian Women 2018 Mission Pledge Cards

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:48

Use these pledge cards in the fall of 2017 to gather Mission Pledge commitments from members of your PW in the Congregation for the 2018 Mission Pledge, PW's annual fund. These cards are part of the 2018 Mission Pledge Packet.

The cards may be used in any way helpful to your group and giving practices. Consider the following model for use.

  • In fall 2017, distribute envelopes with pledge cards inside to each person (#10 envelopes work well). Ask each person to write her/his name on the outside of the envelope, prayerfully decide how much to give to the PW Mission Pledge (PW's annual fund) in 2018, write the pledge amount on the card and return it in the envelope provided.
  • In 2018, redistribute the cards at each monthly meeting to receive pledges. Or keep the cards on file, recording gifts received at each meeting. You may wish to use the cards in conjunction with the individual giving envelopes.

Presbyterian Women's 2018 Mission Pledge Packet

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:44

Use this packet to promote and collect the 2018 Mission Pledge, Presbyterian Women’s annual fund. This packet includes information for PW groups in the congregations, presbyteries and synods.

It includes a letter from PW 2015–2018 churchwide moderator, Carol Winkler (in English, Spanish and Korean), suggestions for promoting and collecting the Mission Pledge, charts and overviews of how Mission Pledge dollars are spent, PW in the Congregation pledge cards, Mission Pledge forms for PW in the congregations and presbytery and much more.

And don’t forget that envelopes (for giving through the congregation or for individuals to give outside or beyond their congregation) are available to help you promote and collect the Mission Pledge.

PW Summer/Fall 2017 Resource Catalog

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 08:11

The PW resource catalog provides ordering information for all available PW resources. The Summer/Fall 2017 edition features a complete selection of 2017–2018 Horizons Bible study resources, 2017 Birthday and Thank Offering resources (including giving envelopes for reaching donors outside circles), Mission Pledge resources, new PW-logo items, apparel and gift items, and much more.

2017 Birthday Offering Bulletin Cover

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:25

This bulletin cover features the art and guiding scripture of the 2017 Birthday Offering campaign. It lists the recipient projects that will be funded through your generosity, and describes how the grant will improve the lives of women and children in the areas served by those projects. Bulletin inserts are available from Church Store. The size of this bulletin cover is 8.5 x 14 inches.

Creative Ministries Offerings Brochure

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:12

Presbyterian women celebrate God’s love in many ways. That can mean giving to offerings that fund projects all over the world, participating in hands-on activities that benefit those in need, or engaging in partnerships with aid groups, ecumenical organizations and more. PW’s umbrella program for this response is Celebration Giving. This brochure introduces the five components of the program and describes some of its activities. This brochure is ideal for new PW members, for gatherings at all levels, and to introduce PW’s mission commitment to pastors, community leaders and more. Download the brochure here and share it with all those seeking to participate in the call to share God's love.

Note: The brochure is designed as a trifold. Print it front and back, then fold into thirds.

PW in the Congregation Remittance Form

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:39

Follow up with members of your PW in the Congregation to receive pledges and forward them with the PW in the Congregations Remittance form to your PW in the Presbytery treasurer according to deadlines.

This form may be filled out electronically using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader X.

PW Warehouse Sale 2017

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:01

Equipping the saints for life today—and tomorrow—can include sharing and enjoying resources that, although not brand new, can bring the good news to others and ourselves! That’s why Presbyterian Women is offering a selection of resources at discounted prices (some are free; just pay shipping). You can share with a new immigrant church group, a prison ministry, a new circle—and order one (or two) for you and your circle, too! Your participation in this sale will help your PW ministry in lots of ways, including the opportunity to share amazing resources with others, freeing up space in the PDS warehouse, and helping your PW ministry as well. If you have a story to tell about how you choose to share or use your resources, please contact Sharon Dunne-Gillies at Sharon.gillies@pcusa.org. Please note that many of these resources are available in very (very!) limited quantities. Download the list here! Sale ends September 1, 2017.

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