The Presbyterian Outlook has bulletin inserts available at the following link http://pres-outlook.org/2014/04/outlooks-summary-2014-ga-detroit/
Communications Work Group is holding a Website Q&A session
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Lake Shore Presbyterian Church, 27801 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Find out what the Presbytery Website can do for your congregation or committee:
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.
Creating Content on Thursday August 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
~~In this seminar we will walk you through the mysteries of posting content on the internet.
Managing Documents on Thursday, August 28 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
~~In this seminar we will help you understand the Presbytery of Detroit's document storage system.
Both training seminars will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009
First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Owensboro noticed a growing need among the people of the city and decided to do something about it. In the spring of 2012, the congregation created a new staff position, the mission action enabler (MAE). The MAE wears many hats: liaison to all Owensboro/Daviess County mission agencies of relief; first responder to emergency assistance requests; educator to the congregation and community on
Morning Psalm 130
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. 2 Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications!
3 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with you,
so that you may be revered.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his
A PC(USA) missionary letter from Zambia (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 141-142)
July 25, 2014
Presbyterian World Mission
Kari Nicewander and Joel DeJong
PC(USA) mission co-workers
They were speaking rapid Nyanja, and while I could pick out a few phrases, I was completely unable to keep up with the discussion. I could tell that they were speaking about a man in prison, a man who would soon be released. And as the church vestry continued its heated discussion, I filled in the blanks.
WCRC’s Partnership Fund aids Bolivian women, children
World Communion of Reformed Churches
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia
Deep economic inequalities and the social exclusion of Indians and mestizos have led to chronic poverty affecting more than 5 million Bolivians.
By Max Hill
On July 24, 2014, the Permanent Mission of Grenada and the organization African Women for Good Governance held a conference at the UN titled “Women in Power Making a Global Difference”. The conference included statements from Ambassador Denis G. Antoine, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN, Ambassador Sire Conde, President of African Women for Good Governance as well as others from places of influence for women around the world.
In his opening statements, Ambassador Antoine told of the strides that
Religion News Service
The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for electioneering in a settlement reached with an atheist group.
July 24, 2014
Curtis Webster and his daughter Trang —courtesy Curtis Webster
Presbyterian News Service
When Curtis Webster and his wife decided to adopt a child, they knew what they were looking for: an older child from Southeast Asia. While browsing children’s profiles through an adoption agency, the couple, already parents to six children, came across a photo of an 11-year-old girl named Trang and knew
Deadline for Sylvia Michel Prize is Aug. 31
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is calling for nominations for a prize encouraging women to become leaders in their church.
Ingrid Reneau Walls’ journey to becoming a mission co-worker
Ingrid Reneau Walls
PMA communications intern
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.
“Is Jesus your dance partner?” Ingrid Reneau Walls asked July 20 when speaking on the hymn “Lord of the Dance” at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church during worship.
A PC(USA) mission letter from Guatemala (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 38-40)
July 23, 2014
Karla Koll (second from left) with UBL students from Peru and Chile. —courtesy Karla Koll
Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study
the Rev. Karla Ann Koll
At the beginning of the history of Christianity course I taught at the end of last year here
World Council of Churches
In an official statement issued on July 21, the World Council of Churches' (WCC) general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, expressed deep concern over the exodus of the Christian community from the Iraqi city of Mosul due to threats from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Tveit called these developments a “tragedy” for both Christians and Muslims.
Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.