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Presbyterian churches in Ventura California face new wildfire threats

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 08:27

December 6, 2017

Wildfires are raging again in parts of California leaving more than 45,000 acres burned, destroying homes and forcing major evacuations. Apartment complexes, homes and a hospital are among the structures in the path of the fast-moving flames.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance hires senior advisor on hurricane recovery

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:17

December 5, 2017

As the 2017 hurricane season draws to a close, the bulk of the work for this year’s storm season is just beginning for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. To help in that effort, PDA has hired David L. Myers as senior advisor for PDA’s 2017 hurricane recovery.

Christmas Joy Offering prepares racial-ethnic leaders, helps in times of crisis

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:00

December 5, 2017

As an urban minister for more than 40 years, the Rev. Bob Forsberg dedicated his willing hands, generous heart and sharp mind to serving people society had cast aside.

Anderson pledges PC(USA) support for Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:26

December 4, 2017

The Rev. T. Denise Anderson, Co-Moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), added her voice today to the many faith leaders present for the launch of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in Washington, D.C.

Observing Epiphany

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:13

December 4, 2017

Cassi, a member of my church, once dreamed a dream so vivid, so compelling, that when she woke up, she was sure she knew what God was calling her to do with her life. That day, she enrolled in a foster parent training course.

Presbyterians cautious but optimistic following Bonn climate conference

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 06:30

December 4, 2017

The 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations’ Convention on Climate Change recently wrapped up in Bonn, Germany. The conference was hosted by the island nation of Fiji. Due to the technical challenges of getting more than 20,000 people to the island, Germany provided space for the event.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board suspends search for executive director

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:29

December 1, 2017

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) today issued a news release saying it has temporarily suspended the search for a new executive director after 'interviews for the position late this fall did not conclude with an accepted offer.'

James Cone Wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 09:17

December 1, 2017

In The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Orbis Books, 2011), renowned theologian James H. Cone passionately conjoins the provocative images of the first-century cross and the twentieth-century lynching tree. The book earned Cone the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Minute for Mission: World AIDS Day

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:51

December 1, 2017

As we mark World AIDS Day, we contemplate the 2017 United Nations AIDS campaign “My Health, My Right,” which affirms that health care is a human right. However, stigma and discrimination might be the most significant hurdles to the effective treatment of HIV/AIDS.

What are we waiting for in Advent? And what are we celebrating at Christmas?

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:17

November 30, 2017

As part of an ongoing series designed to engage Presbyterians in conversation and learning around the seasons of the Christian year, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continued its occasional Facebook live series on Wednesday afternoon.

‘Following the Star’ Advent devotional series returns for 2017

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:07

November 30, 2017

'Following the Star,' the devotional series for Advent and Christmas, has returned to the devotional website d365.org for the 2017 holiday season.

오지현 목사가 총회 직원으로 합류한다.

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:28

애틀랜타 목사가 청빙 과정 지원의 관리자로 봉사한다.

November 30, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부

제리 반 마터Jerry Van Marter


오지현 목사는 애틀랜타 노회의 목회자아에서 총회 사무국 직원인 청빙 과정 지원 책임관리자로 참여한다. 그녀는 연말까지 파트제로 일하고 2018년 1월 1일부터 루이빌에서 전임으로 일하기 시작할 것이다.

OGA의 중간공의회 사역 지역 내 재구성된 직책을 맡은 오목사는 청빙 절차를 비롯한 미국장로교 노회의 목회위원회 지원, 자원 및 훈련을 제공할 책임이 있다. 그녀는 또한 교회 리더십 커넥션(CLC)에 대한 관리 책임을 수행하게 된다.

Rev. Jihyun Oh joins Office of the General Assembly staff

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:58

Atlanta pastor to serve as manager of call process support

November 30, 2017

Rev. Jihyun Oh, manager of call process in the Office of the General Assembly.

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter


The Reverend Jihyun (pronounced “Jee-hun”) Oh, a pastor in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, has joined the staff of the Office of the General Assembly as manager of call process support. She’ll work part-time through the end of the year and will begin working full-time in Louisville on January 1, 2018.

In her new job—a reconfigured position within the OGA’s Mid Council Ministries area—Oh will be responsible for providing support, resources, and training for committees on ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s presbyteries, including their call processes. She will also carry management responsibility for the Church Leadership Connection.

During Advent, the World Council of Churches invites the world to ‘A Light of Peace’

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:32

November 30, 2017

In a global campaign, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites people across the globe to extend “A Light of Peace” for the Korean Peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons.

위안부: 한국 전쟁의 인간적 얼굴

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:13

November 30, 2017

전쟁에는 인간적인 얼굴이 있다. 모든 그림자, 모든 줄, 모든 주름은 이야기의 일부이다.

장로교 평화 대표단, 노근리 대학살 현장 방문

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:07

November 30, 2017

전쟁은 폭력 사태가 끝난 후 오랫동안 생존자와 그 가족의 고통 속에 살아 간다.

Facing racism — a meal at a time

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 03:58

November 30, 2017

It’s been a good year for hate.  Melanie Rodenbough, a lifelong Presbyterian, lives in North Carolina. In early 2017, she learned from the news that the FBI was beginning an investigation after an audio recording of a meeting of conservative activists near Winston-Salem revealed death threats against Muslims living in the area. 

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church puts faith into action

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:00

Mexican immigrant Leonor Garcia seeks sanctuary with Cleveland congregation

November 29, 2017

Leonor Garcia in the kitchen of Forest Hill Church, where she was welcomed to enter into sanctuary. —Randy Hobson

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Randy Hobson


Near the end of a long corridor lined with classrooms and elaborate hand-painted murals of biblical scenes sits a small kitchen. The sign on the refrigerator says, “This is Leonor’s refrigerator. Please do NOT help yourself to her food.”

Standing next to the refrigerator in Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, Leonor Garcia proudly shows off a physical manifestation of the outpouring of love and support she has received from the congregation. She is the sole provider for four children (ages 4–19) as she serves out an as yet undetermined span of self-incarceration. Forest Hill has granted the undocumented Mexican immigrant sanctuary.

La Iglesia Presbiteriana Forest Hill pone la fe en acción

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:00

La inmigrante mexicana Leonor García busca santuario en una congregación de Cleveland

November 29, 2017

Leonor Garcia in the kitchen of Forest Hill Church, where she was welcomed to enter into sanctuary. —Randy Hobson

Comunicaciones de la Oficina de la Asamblea General

por Randy Hobson


Al final de un pasillo bordeado por salones de clase y elaborados murales de escenas bíblicas pintados a mano se halla una pequeña cocina. El cartel sobre el refrigerador dice: “Esta es la nevera de Leonor. Por favor, NO tomen la comida de ella”.

Parada junto al refrigerador en la Iglesia Presbiteriana Forest Hill, Leonor García orgullosamente muestra una manifestación física del derroche de amor y apoyo que ha recibido de la congregación. Ella es la única proveedora de sus cuatro hijos (edades de 4 a 19 años) mientras cumple con un período todavía indeterminado de autoencarcelamiento. Forest Hill le ha concedido santuario a esta inmigrante mexicana indocumentada.

포레스트힐 장로교회는 믿음을 행동으로 실천함

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:00

멕시코 이민자 레오노르 가르시아Leonor Garcia는 클리블랜드 회중과 함께 성역sanctuary을 찾음

November 29, 2017

Leonor Garcia in the kitchen of Forest Hill Church, where she was welcomed to enter into sanctuary. —Randy Hobson

총회 사무국 통신부

랜디 홉슨Randy Hobson


교실과 정교한 수작업 벽화로 가득 찬 긴 복도 끝에 작은 부엌이 있다. 냉장고 바깥면의 표지가 다음과 같이 적고있다, "레오노르의 냉장고입니다. 그녀의 음식물을 마음대로 먹지 마십시오."

포레스트힐 장로교회의 냉장고 옆에 서 있는 레오노르 가르시아Leonor Garcia는 자신이 교회에서 받은 사랑과 지원에 대한 물질적인 관심을 자랑스럽게 생각한다. 그녀는 4명의 4-19세 어린이들의 유일한 보호자로서 그녀는 아직 결정되지 않은 스스로 갇혀 있는 감금의 삶을 살고 있다. 포레스트힐은 불법 체류 멕시코 이주자 보호 구역을 부여했다.


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