Join members and friends of Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church as we learn about the Apostle Paul’s journeys in Turkey. This 12-day study tour will provide a deeper insight into the world and people Paul encountered in his ministry. The tour begins in Istanbul with a tour of many of the amazing sites. From there, we will travel to several places
Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Detroit issues a newsletter about 8 times a year. You can view and download the current issue here or click the title above and use the download link to immediately download this issue as PDF. NOTE: The complete newsletter is also visible in the full article.
Calvin East Presbyterian Church, 6125 Cadieux Rd., Detroit, MI 48224 is celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Everyone in the Presbytery is invited to join in the festivities beginning at 10:00 AM and concluding at 3:00 PM. The festivities include Worship, Lunch, and a visit to the Memory Room.
If you can be with us please let us know no later than Sunday, October 19, 2014 by calling our church secretary, Norma Davis at 313-885-4184.
Young adult ministry, First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo
Courtesy of Christina Banas
On a rainy autumn evening,
Morning Psalm 143
1 Hear my prayer, O LORD;
give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness;
answer me in your righteousness. 2 Do not enter into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing my life to the ground,
making me sit in darkness like those long dead. 4 Therefore my spirit
October 22, 2014
Office of the General Assembly
The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), preached on the theme “Pits, Pitfalls, and Possibilities” during opening worship of the 2014 Polity Conference on October 19.
SFTS systematic theology professor inspired generations of students
The Rev. Benjamin A. Reist —Courtesy of SFTS
Presbyterian News Service
Jerry L. Van Marter
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.
Benjamin A. Reist, who inspired and challenged generations of students —including this reporter — for five decades as professor of systematic theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary, died peacefully on Sept. 15. The cause of death was complications arising from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 87.
Grant to advance work with pastors, theological educators, religion scholars, seminaries and churches
Louisville Seminary Communications Director
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a grant of just under $8 million ($7,993,517) to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to continue the work of the Louisville Institute through 2018. Supported by Lilly since 1990, the Institute has been a national leader in the study of religion and support of pastors and church leaders in North America.
Religion News Service
The tug-of-war at the Vatican over calls for the Catholic Church to be more open to gays and cohabiting couples intensified Oct. 16 as conservative bishops sought to rein in or renounce draft language they feared might condone lifestyles not in accord with church teachings.
PC(USA) delegation hears words of encouragement in Palestinian camp
October 21, 2014
Rick Jones, Communications Strategist: Compassion, Peace and Justice
Special to Presbyterian News Service
AIDA, West Bank-Palestine
High concrete walls, barbed wire, deteriorating buildings, and a large, rusty key over an archway are strong reminders of the daily lives of Palestinians at Aida, a refugee camp just north of Bethlehem in the central West Bank. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Moderator Heath Rada traveled to the camp during his recent visit to the
Toya Richards Jackson
Director of Communications
Over the next few days, 2014 Polity Conference participants are getting the chance to discuss the state of the church, share common concerns, learn about polity issues, and discern life together. View some of their reflections shared on Tuesday. The conference runs Oct. 19–21.
New Legacy Christmas record extends Presbyterian Women–Living Waters for the World partnership
Living Waters for the World
Nashville producer and multi-instrumentalist Melissa DuPuy has created a second Legacy Christmas album that is as stunning as the first. Last year’s Treasured Carols of the Kirk raised more than $100,000 for Living Waters for the World (LWW), a clean water mission of the Synod of Living Waters, and Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering. It featured some of the world’s
More than $130,000 distributed to 11 self-help projects
Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteers, who met with the Self-Development of People Committee. —SDOP photo
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) has approved grants totaling $133,270 to 10 self-help projects in the United States. The money is
A teacher and students at Dar al-Kalima Evangelical Lutheran School in Bethlehem, West Bank. —Elizabeth McHan/ELCJHL
Bishop Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land is to receive a Canadian award for peace work in the Holy Land.
October 20, 2014
Over the next few days, 2014 Polity Conference participants are getting the chance to discuss the state of the church, share common concerns, learn about polity issues, and discern life together. Get a snapshot of their experience on Monday through several attendees. The conference runs Oct. 19–21.