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Helping young entrepreneurs build a foundation

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:35

December 8, 2017

Karen Brown has a passion for helping people start new businesses. The Baltimore, Maryland native grew up in the Presbyterian church and quickly found her niche in ministry.

Co-moderators call for “deeper cultural shift” on sexual harassment and abuse

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:20

Anderson, Edmiston urge all PC(USA) church bodies to use preaching, teaching, and policy-setting resources to achieve complete gender equity

December 7, 2017

from the Office of the Co-Moderators

Office of the General Assembly


Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Co-Moderators T. Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston have called upon Presbyterians at all levels of the church to move beyond the denomination’s existing tools for combatting sexual harassment and abuse—“healthy boundary training, child protection training, and criminal background checks”—to “seek a deeper cultural shift.”

WCC invites youth to Stewards Program for 2018 Central Committee

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:35

December 7, 2017

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting ecumenical youth to be stewards at the 2018 Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.

Stated Clerk issues statement on Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:10

December 6, 2017

Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II

From the Office of the Stated Clerk

Office of the General Assembly


General Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II issued a statement today from Israel – where he is traveling with a delegation of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders, criticizing President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to instruct the U.S. State Department to begin planning to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In Israel, Stated Clerk calls upon President Trump not to move U.S. embassy

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:25

Nelson: Relocating from Tel Aviv would ‘dim’ peace prospects

December 6, 2017

Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II —Randy Hobson

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter


The Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, General Assembly Stated Clerk for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), today asked U.S. religious leaders to “call upon President Trump to not make his reported decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

Mexican and U.S. Presbyterians look to ‘bridge the past and the future’ of border outreach

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:33

December 6, 2017

In November, 18 Presbyterians met in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico to consider the future of the Presbyterian Border Region Outreach (PBRO.) The relationship between the Mexico and PC(USA) denominations ended, major financial support had been dwindling for years, and communications between the six border ministry sites had become slack.

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.


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