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The Kuhnekt Initiative builds relationships among church members

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:07

November 7, 2017

With the same spirit of daring that led them to reinvent their once-dying church, members of The Grove Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, are embracing an experiment in fellowship, one relationship at a time.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance responds to mass shooting in Texas

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:02

November 6, 2017

While the community of Sutherland Springs, Texas grapples with yesterday’s mass shooting at First Baptist Church, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding. Mission Presbytery has requested PDA’s presence to meet with church leaders and determine the best way to minister during this time.

Stated Clerk urges fast action on ‘clean’ DREAM Act

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:09

Nelson says legislative decision reflects ‘core values of the USA’

November 6, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications


Citing Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly actions dating back at least to 2012, the denomination’s stated clerk, J. Herbert Nelson, II this week sent a letter to the U.S. Congress urging legislators to pass a “clean” DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) ACT “that offers hope for young migrants by providing a pathway to citizenship.”

Puerto Rican seminary reopens in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:08

November 6, 2017

The Seminario Evangélio de Puerto Rico reopened Saturday, October 28, with a revised academic calendar only a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island with 155 mph winds.

#GivingTuesday presents an opportunity to express thanksgiving

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:51

November 6, 2017

After the shopping surge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ends, #GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to bear witness to the spirit of gratitude expressed on Thanksgiving Day, a Presbyterian Mission leader said.

Heartland Presbytery members put faith into action to serve community

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:36

November 3, 2017

October 22nd couldn’t have been a more beautiful morning. Hundreds of individuals and families from around the Kansas City Metro woke up and instead of putting on their Sunday best, they dressed in work clothes, boots, and gloves; gathered rakes, scissors, knitting needles, and casserole dishes; and drove to church to worship in, well, a different way.

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.


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