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Six candidates for PC(USA) Stated Clerk move forward - Korean

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:41

February 5, 2016

News Release

Louisville

정서기 공천 위원장 Carol McDonald목사는 미국 장로교 총회 정서기가 되기 위해 요구되는 모든 문서들을 준비하여 완비된 지원서를 제출한 13명 중 6명에게 다음 단계의 과정으로 나아가도록 요청했다고 말했다.

그녀는 “13명의 훌륭한 사람들이 지원서를 냈으며, 그들의 경험들을 살펴볼 때 정말 믿기 힘들 정도로 놀라운 것들이었습니다. 우리는 그들 중 6명을 선정하여 대면 인터뷰에 초청하였습니다”라고 말했다.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board concludes February 2016 business

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:17

Mission Work Plan, budget and General Assembly referrals top agenda

February 5, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Gregg Brekke

With reporting by Emily Enders Odom, Scott O’Neill and Paul Seebeck

LOUISVILLE

The February meeting of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board concluded today, preparing the way for the construction of an operations plan that will guide the agency over the next two years. Key actions included approval of the 2017–18 Mission Work Plan and a 2016 budget, along with several referrals for approval or discussion at the 222nd General Assembly (2016) in Portland, Oregon.

Six candidates for PC(USA) Stated Clerk move forward

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:57

February 5, 2016

News Release

Louisville

Six of the thirteen people who submitted complete applications to become Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have been asked to move to the next step in the process, said the Reverend Carol McDonald, moderator of the Stated Clerk Nomination Committee (SCNC).

“Thirteen amazing people put themselves forward and their experience is just unbelievable,” she said. “We have identified six persons who have been invited to face-to-face interviews.”

PC(USA) Women of Faith Awards presented at PMA Board meeting

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:52

Three remarkable women honored for building bridges of reconciliation

February 5, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Gail Strange

LOUISVILLE

The Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has named the recipients of the 2016 Women of Faith Awards at the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board today at its meeting in Louisville. 

Denver and Charlotte Presbyterians gear up for the Souper Bowl

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 06:11

Competition heats up on the field and in the food pantries

February 5, 2016

Janie Cearley Robinson, member of Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, stands with some of the good collected for the Souper Bowl of Caring. —Katie Robb Davis

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

Millions of people will be tuning in this Sunday as The Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. But that won’t be the only competition taking place as fans for both teams compete for a worthy cause. Churches and other organizations across the country will be participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring, an idea generated by the Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina in 1990.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board approves 2017-2018 Mission Work Plan

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:35

Two-year ‘bridge’ plan sharpens focus of agency’s work, anticipates consolidation

February 4, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

LOUISVILLE

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) approved today—with applause—the 2017-2018 Mission Work Plan, a strategic plan that will guide the agency’s mission and ministry, set its priorities, and seek to identify and meet the areas of greatest need across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Churches Uniting in Christ recommits to working together on justice and reconciliation

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:31

February 4, 2016

News Release

St. Louis, MO

Symbolic of their common work toward unity and reconciliation, representatives from six Christian denominations jointly served Holy Communion to a congregation filled with worshippers from a diverse body of Christian communities here last week.

Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) kicked off its January 28–30 plenary with opening worship and a celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Held at St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the host church, the worship service accentuated the group’s historic and ongoing commitment to work together to be change agents in the world.

February 2016 - Sustainable ministry results from sustainable souls - Korean

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:21

February 4, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Gradye Parsons

Stated Clerk

Louisville

지속 가능한(sustainable) 사역은 지속 가능한 사람들로부터 초래된다

지속 가능성이라는 단어가 많은 상황들에서 사용되고 있다. 우리는 땅이 내어줄 수 있는 것과 땅이 옥토로 존재하기 위해 필요로 하는 것 사이에 균형을 이루고 있는 농장에서 이 단어를 사용한다. 이 단어는 또한 견고한 경제 생활을 유지하기 위해 필요로 하는 자원들을 갖추고 있는 공동체들을 일컬을 때 사용된다. 재생 가능한 에어지 자원들 또한 지속 가능성이라는 단어로 표현된다.

우리는 또한 교회에 대해 말할 때에도 이 단어를 사용한다. 개체 교회는 그 교회가 하는 사역 그리고 정직히 말해서 그 교회의 사역자들을 후원할 수 있는 충분한 자원들을 지니고 있을 때 지속 가능한 교회로 여겨진다. 나는 여기에서 약간 다른 정의를 ...

Moderator Rada and North Carolina Presbyterians connect with Muslim community - Korean

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:13

February 4, 2016

Miembros de la Warren Wilson iglesia presbiteriana.

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly

Swannanoa, North Carolina

총회장레이다와노쓰캐롤라이나장로교인들이모슬렘공동체와연계하다

에바 스팀슨, OGA 연락 담당자

마틴 루터 킹 주니어의 평화로운 유산을 기억하는 거의 400명에 이르는 사람들이 다른 신앙을 지닌 사람들을 사랑하라는 (두려워하는 것이 아니라) 부르심을 확증하기 위해 그의 생일 전 날에 서부 노쓰 캐롤라이나 산자락에 위치한 작은 장로교회에 몰려 들었다.

아메리카를 분열시키면서 점점 벌어지고 있는 인종 및 종교적 거리를 좁히기 위한 범국가적 과제의 한부분으로 치루어진 1월 17일 행사는 노쓰 캐롤라이나 Swannanoa의 Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church에 의해 주관되었다. 미국 장로교 제 221차 총회장인 Heath Rada와 애쉬빌 이슬람 센터의 Imam Mohamed Taha가 한 시간의 공개 포럼에 이어 기자 회견을 가졌다.

Rada는 “모슬렘들을 향한 부정적이고 ...

Theology and Worship hires second part-time interfaith associate

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:55

Anderson to lead Presbyterian Mission Agency’s efforts in interfaith relations

February 4, 2016

Laurie Anderson —Photo provided

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

LOUISVILLE

Ruling Elder Laurie Anderson, a nationally-recognized immigration advocate, has been named as the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s second new part-time interfaith associate in the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s office of Theology and Worship

Small Church Residency Program participants commissioned for service

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 06:00

Speaker reminds PC(USA) pastoral residents about the mystery of ministry

February 4, 2016

PMA board member Marci Glass delivers the blessing at the 2016 Small Church Residency program commissioning service for pastoral residents in Louisville. —Paul Seebeck

Presbyterian News Service

Pat Cole

LOUISVILLE

An Idaho pastor and Presbyterian Mission Agency Board member urged new small church pastoral residents to remember the role of mystery as they bear witness to God’s kingdom. During a Small Church Residency Program commissioning service in Louisville yesterday, the Rev. Marci Glass, pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho, drew from the parable of the sower in Mark’s Gospel to stress that God’s work surpasses human understanding.

Otis Moss III closes 2016 APCE event with powerful message

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 04:00

Gifts to Val Murphy Scholarship Fund dedicated

February 4, 2016

Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, preaches at the 2016 APCE gathering. —Emily Enders Odom

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

CHICAGO

The graceful entrance of a young liturgical dancer, Erin Williams—followed by a liturgy written and delivered by the children of Knox Presbyterian Church, Naperville, and its director of Children and Family Ministries, Jenny Hubbard—prepared the way for worshipers on the final day (Jan. 30) of the 2016 Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) to hear the Rev. Otis Moss III’s message to “make a way.”

Student Reflection of the 2016 Montreat College Conference

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:26

February 3, 2016

Photo from Montreat College Conference of Lauren with the other seniors from the Clemson PSA (a UKIRK ministry) group From Left to Right: Annie Carew, Alex Davis, Emi Lungmus, Lauren Rye —Courtesy of UKirk

Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries

Lauren Rye

I had the great pleasure of kicking off the New Year in Montreat, NC at this year’s College Conference! The four-day weekend was filled with challenges, friendship, exploration and growth. 

 

Presbyterian World Mission exceeds 2015 fundraising goal

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:52

Future recall of mission co-workers determined by 2016 giving

February 3, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Gregg Brekke

LOUISVILLE

The Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced today it has exceeded the World Mission fundraising goal set in the fall of 2015 that allows most mission personnel, called mission co-workers, to stay in the field through 2016.

PMAB Executive Committee approves 2017-18 Mission Work Plan

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:42

Plan to be presented to full board for approval this afternoon

February 3, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

LOUISVILLE

The Executive Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) today (Feb. 3) approved a 2017-18 Mission Work Plan for presentation to the full board for approval at its plenary session this afternoon. If approved, the plan will be presented to the 222nd General Assembly (2016) in Portland.

Eco-Palm sales making a difference in Central America

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 09:08

Presbyterian Hunger Program looks for record sales this year

February 3, 2016

Palm Sunday services at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C. —Courtesy of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

Each year, churches around the world will purchase ecofriendly palm fronds as part of their Holy Week celebrations. The fronds, an integral part of the services, has become a major economic booster for farmers and workers in Mexico and Guatemala.

Presbyterian scholar of African American Christianity dies

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:03

James Noel leaves legacy of Black Church experience, art and faith

February 2, 2016

James Noel in front of his painting 'Continuity' in 2009. —Courtesy GTU

Special to Presbyterian News Service

San Francisco Theological Seminary

Additional reporting by Gregg Brekke

LOUISVILLE

The Rev. Dr. James Anthony Noel (1948-2016), the H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Chair of African American Christianity, Professor of American Religion at San Francisco Theological Seminary, died of cancer Sunday evening, January 31. He was 68 years old. Noel was also Pastor of New Liberation Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.

Presbyterian Church Educators encouraged to proclaim ‘I’m alive!’

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:56

Carvalhaes engages the senses at the 2016 APCE gathering, Jan. 27–30

February 2, 2016

Cláudio Carvalhaes preaches at the Jan. 29 Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) gathering evening worship. —Emily Enders Odom

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

CHICAGO

Cláudio Carvalhaes’s preaching at the final evening worship (Jan. 29) of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) annual event here nearly overwhelmed the senses. Which was exactly the point.

Human trafficking: beyond the Super Bowl

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:00

Although trafficking makes headlines during big sporting events, experts say the problem festers year-round.

February 1, 2016

Brian Wo speaks at the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition Freedom Summit in San Francisco. The event, the largest of its kind in the United States, was held at Levi’s Stadium, site of the 2016 Super Bowl. —Courtesy of Brian Wo

Presbyterians Today

Paul Seebeck

LOUISVILLE

Claudia Hamm didn’t really understand the problem of human trafficking until it became personal to her.

“I’m a grandmother of a 16-year-old girl,” she says. “There’s a market for girls like her—even younger than her. It’s a hard thing to come to grips with.”

It took Presbyterian Women, and the Super Bowl coming to the Bay Area, for Hamm to become aware of human trafficking. “It wasn’t even on my radar until Presbyterian Women made it one of their top mission priorities in 2012,” she says.

Because of that, Hamm, who was then moderator ...

‘Back in black’

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:00

APCE celebrates financial turnaround, presents full schedule of innovative programming

February 1, 2016

Charlotte McGowan, APCE Treasurer, dances on the platform —Emily Enders Odom

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

Chicago

Contemplative worship led by Nanette Sawyer, Shawna Bowman, and Luke Hyder—incorporating poetry readings by diverse voices, breathing and body prayers, and song—transitioned this morning into a near party as the executive council of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) announced its present success and future plans at the organization’s annual event here.

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