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After the Vigils, Vigilance!

5 hours 33 min ago

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, in response to the massacre of their members in South Carolina, is calling on Christian churches to set aside Sunday, September 6, as a Day of Repentance, Confession, and Commitment to Eradicate Racism. They are inviting us to use this litany on this day or any time we set aside to commit ourselves to participating in the hard work of dismantling racism and building a just and safe world. The AME Church is a close ecumenical partner through the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, and Churches Uniting in Christ. The tragedy that impacted them personally and directly, also touches us. Only together, by the grace of God, can we engage the work of healing a divided church and divided world.

Educator Certification Advisors

6 hours 1 min ago

To become connected to an Education Certification Advisor in your presbytery or a surrounding presbytery, if necessary, use this presbytery map and the below list of presbytery-approved Educator Certification Advisors.  This connection is required at the time of application.

Proposed Docket - 222nd General Assembly (2016)

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:13

The 222nd General Assembly will convene with worship at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, and adjourn no later than noon on Saturday, June 25. Some important events precede the official start of the assembly: on Saturday morning, commissioners and advisory delegates are invited take part in Riverside Conversations - a debate-free time to begin conversing about some of the topics before the assembly.

The proposed docket includes more information on the official assembly meetings.

The assembly schedule will include many other optional events and meals sponsored by various entities and organizations. These can be good ways to learn about church programs, meet other attendees with similar interests, and hear outstanding speakers.

Opportunities abound for spiritual nourishment at the assembly. The assembly begins with worship on Saturday morning. On Sunday morning, all participants will have the opportunity to worship in area churches; transportation will be provided. Worship services and bible studies are planned throughout the week.

Updated on 8/28/2015

Ayudas litúrgicas 30 de agosto / Liturgical Helps August 30

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 21:08

Estas ayudas litúrgicas semanales están basadas en el Leccionario Común Revisado. Este recurso, en español e inglés, tiene como objetivo el brindar apoyo al ministerio de las iglesias cuyo servicio de adoración es en español o bilingüe, y provee sugerencias y enlaces en dónde buscar otros recursos para complementar la adoración de la iglesia.

Si le interesa saber cuando estos materiales están disponibles puede subscribirse al boletín electrónico de Recursos y relaciones aquí. Si desea obtener más información sobre recursos en español, puede ir a esta página.

These weekly liturgical helps are based on the Revised Common Lectionary. This resource, in Spanish and English, aims to support the ministry of churches whose worship service is in Spanish, or bilingual and provides suggestions aand links of where to get other resources to supplement the worship service of your church.

If you are interested in knowing when this materials are available, you can subscribe to the Resources and Relationships e-bulletin here. I you want to learn more about Spanish language resources, please visit our website.

2015 Peace & Global Witness Quick Links

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:31

 

 

We are so glad to have such a wide range of offerings materials to support your Peace & Global Witness promotion activities. But we also know it can be difficult to scroll through the pages to find it all. Here are our most popular resources for 2015: 

Application Form and Information Packet for 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:58

Presbyterians will join our Ecumenical Women partners to advocate for justice for women at the 59th Session of the United Nations Comission on the Status of Women.

The 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will tentatively meet on March 14-24, 2016. A PC(USA) orientation will be held on the Friday before the Commission meets. The NGO Committee on the Status of Women will organize a NGO Forum that usually includes a consultation day prior to the Commission and parallel events held during the meeting of the Commission. The Commission will meet at the UN headquarters in New York City. Related events will take place at venues near the UN headquarters.

The Session of the Commission will focus on the priority theme: “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.” This will relate to the Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015. The Commission will also look at “The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls” as its review theme.

The Presbyterian presence at the Commission is organized by the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA), Inc., the Women's Leadership Development and Young Women's Ministries Office, and the Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns. 

This packet includes a form to apply to be part of the Presbyterian delegation of 40 people as well as addition information about the Commission.

2015 Worship Resources for World Communion Sunday

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 09:05

Worship Resources include: 

  • Call to Worship
  • Suggested Hymns
  • Confession and Pardon
  • Response
  • Prayer for Illumination
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Great Thanksgiving
  • Blessing and Charge

POAMN Planning Guide 2015

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:21

The 2015 Planning Guide for Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN).

POAMN Network News - Summer 2015

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:59

The quarterly newsletter of Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN).

POAMN Network News - Spring 2015

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:48

The quarterly newsletter of Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN).

Ayudas litúrgicas 23 de agosto / Liturgical Helps August 23

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:56

Estas ayudas litúrgicas semanales están basadas en el Leccionario Común Revisado. Este recurso, en español e inglés, tiene como objetivo el brindar apoyo al ministerio de las iglesias cuyo servicio de adoración es en español o bilingüe, y provee sugerencias y enlaces en dónde buscar otros recursos para complementar la adoración de la iglesia.

Si le interesa saber cuando estos materiales están disponibles puede subscribirse al boletín electrónico de Recursos y relaciones aquí. Si desea obtener más información sobre recursos en español, puede ir a esta página.

These weekly liturgical helps are based on the Revised Common Lectionary. This resource, in Spanish and English, aims to support the ministry of churches whose worship service is in Spanish, or bilingual and provides suggestions aand links of where to get other resources to supplement the worship service of your church.

If you are interested in knowing when this materials are available, you can subscribe to the Resources and Relationships e-bulletin here. I you want to learn more about Spanish language resources, please visit our website.

2015 Path of Peace introduction and writer bios WORD

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:44

This information sheet provides an introduction to the 2015 Path of Peace Reflections and brief bios of the writers.  WORD format version

2015 Path of Peace introduction and writer bios PDF

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:29

This information sheet provides an introduction to the 2015 Path of Peace Reflections and brief bios of the writers.

Thriving Congregations: What are they doing right?

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:43

Thriving congregations are not always large congregations. Nor are they always growing congregations. Yet there is something about them that inspires and invites. Through stories of thriving congregations, you’ll learn (and possibly share) some of the most prominent characteristics of thriving congregations. Get ready to be inspired!

2015 International Peacemakers

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:25

Since 1984, more than 300 International Peacemakers from more than 60 countries have been hosted by Presbyterians. They visit presbyteries and churches to share the realities of peace and reconciliation work around the world.

 

Meet the 2015 Peacemakers

2015 Presbyteries Hosting Peacemakers

Peacemakers since 2003

 

International Peacemakers are supported by your gifts to the Peace & Global Witness Offering.

Summer Racial Ethnic Torch

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 08:25

In this issue of the Racial Ethnic Torch, we preview Big Tent 2015 and lift up the work that Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries, and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a whole, is doing as we strive to be more culturally humble. We explore the importance of using inclusive and expansive language, and the impact that power, privilege and justice in our lives and in society, and in our antiracism work. 

Path of Peace Reflections for the 2015 Season of Peace in WORD format

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:04

These daily reflections are designed to be used during the four weeks leading up to World Communion Sunday, October 4, when the Peace and Global Witness Offering is often received.  The 2015 Season of Peace begins on Sunday, September 6, but these reflections can also be used any time of the year to help individuals focus on peace in its many forms and contexts.

Path of Peace Reflections for the 2015 Season of Peace

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 14:38

These daily reflections are designed to be used during the four weeks leading up to World Communion Sunday, October 4, when the Peace and Global Witness Offering is often received.  The 2015 Season of Peace begins on Sunday, September 6, but these reflections can also be used any time of the year to help individuals focus on peace in its many forms and contexts.

2015 Peace & Global Witness Children's Activity

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:24

Ideas to include children into Peace & Global Witness Offering planning (can be revised to include the entire congregation). 

Women of Color Consultation Nov 2015

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 14:35

Women of Color Consultation 2015. Promoting the leadership of Women of Color in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). November 12-14, 2015, at the Greensboro High Point Marriott Airport Hotel in Greensboro, NC. 

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