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In an effort to be as user friendly as possible we have made changes to the web site. Now you do not need to log in to get the presbytery papers and documents. The previous web site has been updated and added as an option for finding documents and Presbytery Meeting Papers. The previous site is known as Traditional Server. The Presbytery Meetings on Traditional Server also includes the archive of papers back to 2009.
International Day of Peace/Season of Peace
On July 17, 1861, a group of 25 Presbyterians in Grand Rapids, Michigan, called Rev. Courtney Smith as pastor, and Westminster Presbyterian Church was born. That fact might appear mundane, yet just three months earlier the Civil War had begun, and Smith was an abolitionist who believed in biblical criticism. Indeed, Smith was an abolitionist precisely because he practiced
Morning Psalm 67
1May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah2that your way may be known upon earth,
your saving power among all nations. 3Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
4Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth. Selah5Let the
Stony Point, Ghost Ranch positioned to grow, consultants say
September 19, 2014
Presbyterian News Service
Jerry L. Van Marter
Despite chronic financial struggles, Stony Point Center and Ghost Ranch ― the two national conference centers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are well-positioned to grow into self-sustainability, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s (PMAB) Finance Committee was told her Sept. 17.
A PC(USA) mission letter from Ethiopia (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 133)
Pillars of concrete mark the foundation of the EGST building in the fall of 2010. —Courtesy of Marilyn and Rich Hansen
Marilyn and Rich Hansen
PC(USA) mission co-workers, World Mission
A mission letter from Rich and Marilyn Hansen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches invites member churches to participate in World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI) during 21-27 September 2014. This yearly event encourages and equips congregations, community groups and people of faith to worship, educate and advocate for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
This year, the theme of WWPPI is “Let my people go” (Exodus 9:1). In response to the request of
Religion News Service
Adelle M. Banks
Large churches in the South tend to pay their head pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds.
Churchwide season of study to conclude July 1, 2015
September 18, 2014
Emily Enders Odom
When the 221st General Assembly (2014) voted to forward to the church the draft of the proposed Directory for Worship — the middle section of the Book of Order, Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — it set into motion a yearlong, churchwide period of study and comment, which began on July 1, 2014.
News from the seminaries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Catholic News Service
At an immigration center for receiving busloads of deportees returning to El Salvador, Catholic Relief Services' Executive Vice President Joan Rosenhauer spoke with a widowed mother of six children who was awaiting her son.
Rosenhauer said she asked the mother why she had sent her son on the perilous journey through Mexico in an attempt to reach the United States. “There is no hope for him here,” the mother responded, explaining her inability to feed her family and
GA Moderator Rada Joins Boulder Interfaith Peace Walk
September 17, 2014
A soggy afternoon did little to dampen the spirits of Muslims, Jews, Christians, and friends who participated in Boulder’s 9/11 interfaith “Walk for Peace and Solidarity.” —Vicki Fogel Mykles
Vicki Fogel Mykles
Special to Presbyterian News Service
So, an iman, a rabbi, and a Presbyterian minister met in a parking lot… To be
A PC(USA) mission letter from Nicaragua (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 44)
Renee Sundberg (third from left) and Justin Sundberg (right, back) with the leadership of CEPAD. —Photo courtesy of CEPAD.
Justin and Renee Sundberg
For the people of Nicaragua, the fits and starts to the arrival of the rainy season have been an experience where hope lifts one
2014년 9월 15일
President Barack ObamaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500
친애하는 오바마 대통령께,
미국 전역에 분포되어 있는 우리 교단 및 다른 교단들에 속한 교회들은 추방 명령을 받은 자들을 위해 어떻게 교회의 사명을 감당할 수 있는지를 놓고 기도하며 분별하고 있습니다. 그러한 신앙 공동체들은 그들이 지녀온 전통의 가치들이 이민법 및 정책을 수행하는데 있어서 반영되는 가치들과 충돌하는 것을 발견하면서 피난처를 제공해 주는 어려운 선택을 하고 있습니다. 나는 오늘 그러한 교회들을 위해, 더욱 중요한 것은 그러한 교회들이 보호하기로 선택하고 있는 자들 및 그들과 같은 처지에 있는 사람들의 추방을 연기해 주기를 요청하기 위해 글을 쓰고 있습니다.
우리는 신앙의 사람들로서 ...