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Celebrating the Reformation

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:00

August 29, 2017

In late October 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk teaching in a minor German university offered a set of propositions, inviting an academic debate. Many Presbyterians can picture Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, but we are hard-pressed to say what the theses were about, and why they sparked a movement that both reformed and divided the church.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance prepares to send national response team to Texas

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:21

August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey may have been downgraded, but the torrential rains are still pounding parts of Texas. Historic flooding has forced rivers and streams from their banks, submerged homes, churches, businesses and roads, stranding thousands of people. 

International Peacemaker to share need for health services in Malawi

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:27

August 28, 2017

You might think raising 10 adopted children as a single parent would be its own full-time job. For most it would be, but not for Mphasto Nguluwe. A nurse by profession, she somehow balances her prodigious parental duties with being Director for the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod Aids Program (LISAP). LISAP implements initiatives that promote quality of life for children living with HIV and whose goal is to ensure an HIV-free generation. As director, she heads three hospitals and 12 health facilities in the Synod’s catchment area. It includes working with a staff of more than 600 who serve about one million Malawians in remote locations. Nguluwe will speak to U.S. congregations and organizations this fall as part of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s 2017 International Peacemakers series.

Presbyterian Writers Guild announces publication of A Progressive Feast in Parabolic Story

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:16

August 28, 2017

Jesus often told parables that challenged the assumed wisdom of society, but he did so in a manner that entertained as well as drew the reader into considering alternative perspectives.

Statement of former PC(USA) General Assembly Moderators on Charlottesville

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:05

August 28, 2017

We write to you as former Moderators of the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor churches, as disciples of Jesus Christ committed to the Gospel’s witness and promise of reconciliation, and as agents of God’s transformative justice in the church and in the world.

Volunteer celebrates nearly 50 years of opportunity-giving ministry

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:00

August 28, 2017

For almost a half century, Larry Low has been helping people and communities to become resilient. Ordained to the ministry in 1973, the retired social worker from Seattle has found purpose working through the Committee on the Self-Development of People.

Presbyterians mobilize to help the people of Texas recover after Hurricane Harvey 

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 09:30

August 27, 2017

As news comes in on the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is organizing a response that will help sustain life and restore hope in the coming days.

Prayer in the midst of Hurricane Harvey

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 07:49

August 26, 2017

God of our life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance, in storm and distress, we welcome the restoring power of your love and compassion. We open our hearts in sorrow, gratitude, and hope: that those who have been spared nature’s fury as well as those whose lives are changed forever by ravages of wind and water may find solace, sustenance, and strength in the days  of recovery and rebuilding that come. . .

Presbyterian Center carnival celebrates the work of PC(USA) employees

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:10

August 25, 2017

The staff at the Presbyterian Center gathered today during a lunchtime carnival for fellowship with one another and to celebrate their work on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) This was the first all-staff carnival since 2009.

Travel Study Seminar takes Presbyterians to Guatemala and Costa Rica

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 09:00

August 25, 2017

A group of Presbyterians from across the U.S. recently had a front row seat on the impact of corporate involvement on the environment and human rights in Central America. Approximately a dozen people took part in a two-week travel study seminar to Guatemala and Costa Rica learning about extractive mining, the impact on rivers and streams and the daily struggles of residents who must some times choose between good health and providing for their families.

Peace and Global Witness Offering invites support for Freedom Rising

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:30

August 25, 2017

The 2017 Peace & Global Witness Offering includes an opportunity for congregations and mid-councils to join a church-wide effort “to address and improve the worsening plight of the African-American male.”

Rebecca Dali: My faith in God motivates me every second

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:47

August 24, 2017

During World Humanitarian Day on August 21, Dr. Rebecca Samuel Dali received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation at the United Nations office in Geneva in recognition of her courageous efforts in reintegration of women abducted by the Boko Haram into their local communities in the northern Nigeria.


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