DUE TO FLOODING AT ST. CLAIR SHORES, LAKE SHORE CHURCH THE 8/26/14 MEETING OF PRESBYTERY
Will now convene at First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Please make sure you download or print the AMENDED Call and Docket using either Google Drive or the Traditional Server.
Communications Work Group is holding a Website Q&A session
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2:00 P.M. in the Vance Room at
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Find out what the Presbytery Website can do for your congregation or committee:
A young Taiwan Theological Seminary student happily shared the story of his call to ministry and his father’s change of heart. His father is a businessman, and from an early age the son was prepared to join his father’s business. He began English lessons in preschool and now speaks English well, along with his first languages, Mandarin and Taiwanese. During high school he began to feel a call to ministry, but his father pushed him toward a more practical path. In college he majored in accounting but
Morning Psalm 36
1 Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in their hearts;
there is no fear of God
before their eyes. 2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes
that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated. 3 The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit;
they have ceased to act wisely and do good. 4 They plot mischief while on their beds;
Church engages in new beginnings, discovers 'God is with us'
August 20, 2014
Sue Trigger shared her new beginnings/engage story at recent Evangelism & Church Growth conference —Paul Seebeck
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Sue Trigger’s eyes well up with tears. “Ministry is not easy,” she says. “So when you get to be part of something where you feel spiritual energy, it’s phenomenal.”
Just moments earlier, Trigger’s
Fifth class of pastoral residents in Small Church Residency Program to be commissioned on August 27
Presbyterian News Service
Emily Enders Odom
All across the country as students are getting ready for the back-to-school season, the Rev. Paula Cooper is packing and preparing for an orientation program of a different kind.
Cooper — a member of the Small Church Residency Program’s Class of 2014 — will soon be heading to the Presbyterian Center here to take part in a comprehensive orientation program and a
Despite the simmering relations between the Vatican and Beijing, China allowed Pope Francis to fly across the country when he made his way to South Korea. In the past China disallowed popes from flying in its airspace.
August 19, 2014
“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Mic. 6:8, NRSV)
In this time of angst and anger, frustration and fear over the shooting death of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) calls for calm and prayer as justice is sought and righteousness pursued.
We, along with the rest of the world, mourn the loss of this child of God, and
Military chaplains bring training, strength, faith to the job
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Military chaplains are the same as any church pastor, except that their congregations wear uniforms, right? In some ways, this is true.
Chaplains attend seminary and perform worship services, weddings, baptisms and funerals. They minister to congregants in need. It’s not so much what the chaplains do that makes them different — it’s how they do it.
Brazilian pastor succeeds Maria Arroyo as area coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Rev. Valdir Franca, new area coordinator for Latin American and the Caribbean —courtesy of World Mission
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Valdir França has joined Presbyterian World Mission as area coordinator for Latin American and the Caribbean. He will begin his duties at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville on Sept. 15.
Orthodox leaders say attacks ‘violet the sacred nature of the churches’
Eastern church patriarchs discuss their statement on religious extremism in the Middle East. —Courtesy of WCC
World Council of Churches
World Council of Churches News
High officials from ancient Christian churches in the Near East have issued a common statement denouncing the emergence of armed extremist groups who “murder, shatter and violate the sacred nature of the churches”
Evangelism conference closes with call to openness to God’s possibilities
August 18, 2014
Shannon Kiser preaches as the closing worship service of the 2014 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference. —Paul Seebeck
Jerry L. Van Marter
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla.
We settle for “meager substitutes” when God wants us to have abundant life, the Rev. Shannon Kiser told the closing worship service of the 2014 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference Aug.
Teaching elder to start as evangelism catalyst in October
The Rev. Juan Sarmiento, evangelism catalyst for World Mission. —courtesy of World Mission
Juan Sarmiento has been named evangelism catalyst for Presbyterian World Mission. He will begin his duties in October at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) headquarters here.
Religion News Service
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
On the fourth morning after Michael Brown’s death, residents from different parts of the region came together to pick up the pieces.