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Celebrating the life of Marie ‘Breezy’ Lusted

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:21

November 3, 2017

Marie 'Breezy' Lusted, a Presbyterian mission co-worker and long-term volunteer, served as a nurse and Bible translator in Ethiopia for 56 years. She passed away in North Carolina on October 29 at the age 85. Her sisters, Ruth and Anita, a niece, Cindy, and a close friend were at her bedside.

Swipe the page

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:00

November 3, 2017

Several years ago, we faced a mystery in our home. When my older children were 3 and 4 years old, all of our children’s books were getting ruined. The pages were wrinkled, folded and ripping. The books could not fit on the shelves because the damaged pages made each book take up twice as much shelf space as it should have. We were forced to throw the kids’ favorite books in the garbage because they were unreadable. I saw it as a crisis of responsibility. How could our children be so careless with their possessions? 

Stewardship as a way of living our faith

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:19

November 2, 2017

The minister was giving a sermon on “total giving.” When it came time to take up the offering, the plate came to a pew where there was a very small boy. He looked up at the usher and said, “Could you lower the plate?” Thinking that he wanted to see into the plate, the usher held it down a bit. “No,” said the boy, “a little lower, please.” The usher lowered it a bit more. “More; could you just put it on the floor?” the boy asked. The usher was aghast but finally put it on the floor. The boy stepped into it, stood there, and said, “This is what I give to the Lord.” — A Stewardship Scrapbook

Junta de Pensiones Presbiteriana no recolectara cuotas de beneficios en Puerto Rico

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:38

November 2, 2017

La Junta de Pensiones de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) anunció hoy que no recolectara cuotas para el plan de beneficios en los tres presbiterios y sus iglesias en Puerto Rico. Por ahora, el período de exención se aplica a las cuotas adeudadas desde septiembre hasta diciembre del 2017 y se volverá a evaluar al culminar el año.

Gnadinger begins service as Carroll University president

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:35

November 2, 2017

Having spent her career at church-affiliated colleges, Cindy Gnadinger is ready for a new challenge as president of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She becomes the first woman to fill the president’s post at the school, which is one of seven Presbyterian-related institutions in covenant with the Synod of Lakes and Prairies.

Presbyterian Board of Pensions waives benefits dues in Puerto Rico

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:01

November 1, 2017

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced today it is waiving benefits plan dues for the three presbyteries and their churches in Puerto. For now, the waiver period applies to dues owed September through December 2017 and will be reassessed at the close of the year.

SDOP helping people live independent and fruitful lives

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 06:37

November 1, 2017

Sarah Jane Moore grew up in a small Illinois farm town where few spoke of diversity. The minority population stood at zero percent and only a few people of color attended her college.

The growing edges of evangelism

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:15

October 31, 2017

New worshiping communities are successfully reaching people who have never attended church and those who had previously given up on the church.

McCord, Adams are most-recently named chaplains at Lakes and Prairies universities

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:18

October 31, 2017

Church ties may be looser and students may be less religious than in past generations, but most Presbyterian colleges and universities still believe in the role of a campus chaplain.

Historic Englewood church shows growth 19 months after devastating fire

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:33

October 31, 2017

For over 140 years, First Presbyterian Church was the centerpiece of historic Englewood, New Jersey. But that all changed on March 22, 2016, when a fire broke out leaving significant damage to the sanctuary, destroying original stained-glass windows and causing the roof to collapse.

When the ‘alt-right’ comes to the neighborhood

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:44

October 30, 2017

“America was 90 percent white in 1950, it is now 60 percent,” read the sign placed under the windshield wiper of the car. “Make America great again.”

PC(USA) Board of Pensions seeks to expand services, attract members

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 09:55

October 28, 2017

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) board of directors is meeting here this week to discuss investment results and strategies to grow its membership through new products, incentives and assistance programs.

Video series commemorates the 500th anniversary of Reformation

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:44

October 27, 2017

October 31, 2017, marks 500 years since Martin Luther published his 95 theses disputing the practice of selling indulgences as a substitute for true repentance.

Pre-teen tackles homelessness concerns in her community

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 09:36

October 27, 2017

A short walk to dinner in the nation’s capital became a life-changing experience for eight-year-old Meghan Deluca. The New Jersey native was walking with her family in Washington, D.C. and came across several homeless people, including a few who were sleeping in boxes. Instead of ignoring them or closing her eyes to their anguish, young Meghan made a compassionate choice to do something about it.

Faith-based forum on supporting LGBTQ refugees deemed a success

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 06:49

October 27, 2017

A two-day faith-based forum on supporting LGBTQ refugees is being considered a success. First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York hosted the symposium on the challenges facing LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. The church worked alongside several ministries within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), to present the event entitled “Love Welcome.”

PC(USA) peace delegation to visit South Korea in November

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:41

October 26, 2017

A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) peace delegation will travel to South Korea in November in response to Overture 12-01 and Committee Referral 12-13 that focus on the reunification of the Korean Peninsula and the need to build upon the increasing momentum toward peace. They were adopted at General Assembly 222 (2016) in Portland.

Reformation 500: More than a celebration

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:27

October 26, 2017

As Presbyterians prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this Sunday two prominent Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) theologians say it is an opportunity for the church to reconsider history — and how it tells the story of the past 500 years.

Creating a vital snapshot of Presbyterians

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 06:24

October 26, 2017

Did you know that Presbyterians are more willing than Americans, in general, to pay higher prices for environmentally friendly products? Or that one-third of Presbyterians belong to a congregation that is trying to become more racially and ethnically diverse?

PC(USA) partner asks for prayers on eve of Kenyan elections

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:29

October 25, 2017

On the eve of a contested second round of elections in Kenya, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partner the Rev. Peter Kaniah, Secretary General of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, has asked for prayers.

Way Forward Commission focuses attention on forming recommendations

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 07:03

October 25, 2017

The Way Forward Commission (WFC) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) met last night (Oct. 24) via a 3-hour conference call to review progress on recommendations it plans to make to the 223rd General Assembly meeting next summer in St. Louis.

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