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Joyce Lieberman leaving OGA to lead Synod of South Atlantic

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:08

Associate Stated Clerk begins work as synod executive/stated clerk June 1

April 20, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter

The Reverend Joyce Lieberman, director of constitutional interpretation and Associate Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly, has been chosen by the Synod of South Atlantic as its new executive/stated clerk. Lieberman will begin her new responsibilities on June 1, 2017, and will be formally elected by the synod at its stated meeting in September 2017. The synod is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

“We believe that the Holy Spirit actively and directly led us to an outstanding candidate to lead our synod into the future,” wrote the synod’s search committee in its announcement of Lieberman’s selection. “We feel confident that … Rev. Lieberman will serve our presbyteries, our leaders, and our churches exceedingly well.”

Mission Presbytery awards “Better Together” grants

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:37

April 18, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Special

San Antonio, Texas

Mission Presbytery, a mid-council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) based here, awarded special grants at its recent gathering to strengthen ties between Presbyterians.  At a time when some congregations have chosen to leave the denomination, the presbytery awarded the grants to reaffirm its belief that the presbytery and its member congregations are “Better Together.”  With funds received from the recent settlement agreement with First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, the Presbytery elected to strengthen the bonds between those who have chosen to stay and witness together to the grace and love of God in Jesus Christ.  

Respecto a los/as ancianos/as gobernantes: una serie mensual para líderes espirituales

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:10

Hijos/as del Pacto

April 17, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

<English><한국어> Cuando nuestra hija e hijo eran jóvenes, al acostarlos a dormir en la noche, yo hacía la señal de la cruz en sus frentes. Quería que supieran que estaban sellados en Cristo. Muchos años más tarde, durante mi servicio de ordenación como Anciana Docente, nuestra hija, hablando junto a nuestro hijo a su lado, compartió acerca de ese ritual de la hora de acostarse en su niñez.

사역장로와 관련하여: 영적 지도자를 위한 월간 시리즈

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:50

언약의 자녀들

April 17, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

<English><Espaňol> 우리 딸과 아들이 어렸을 때 밤에 잠을 재우며, 저는 십자가의 표식을 그들의 이마에 그렸습니다. 저는 그들이 그리스도 안에서 인침 되었다는 것을 알기를 원했습니다. 몇 년 후, 목사로서의 안수 예식에서, 우리의 딸은 우리 아들과 함께 어린 시절의 취침 시간에 관한 예식에 관해 이야기했습니다. 그리고 나서 그녀는 저의 이마에 십자가의 표식을 그었습니다.

Regarding ruling elders: a monthly series for spiritual leaders

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 09:25

Children of the Covenant

April 17, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

<한국어><Espaňol> When our daughter and son were young, as we tucked them in at night, I would make the sign of the cross on their foreheads. I wanted them to know that they were sealed in Christ. Many years later, during my ordination service as a teaching elder, our daughter, speaking with our son by her side, shared about that bedtime ritual of their childhood.

Stated Clerk endorses new resource on immigration and sanctuary

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:52

“Welcome and the law” outlines legal issues for churches considering sanctuary, other activitie

April 12, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

As Presbyterians increasingly face legal and other issues around providing welcome and hospitality to immigrants, the Immigration Office of the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has released a new resource for congregations titled, “Welcome and the Law.”

General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, has issued a letter to the church, commending the new resource.

사역장로를 영적인 지도자로 양성하는 새로운 자원

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 15:30

April 11, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

에바 스팀슨

총회 사무국 통신원

미국장로교회의 사역장로(장로)를 돕는 일은 4 월 중순에 발표될 월간 기사 시리즈로 준비하고 있다. [사역장로와관련하여]라는 제목인 영적 지도자를 위한 월간 시리즈는 무료이며 영어, 스페인어, 및 한국어의 3 개 언어로 온라인으로 제공된다.

PC(USA) Co-Moderator requests prayer for Syria Urges continued advocacy in wake of chemical attack, retaliatory strike

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 14:55

April 11, 2017

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Co-Moderator Jan Edmiston with Syrian refugee schoolchildren in March 2017. —Photo by Laurie Kraus

Gregg Brekke

Presbyterian News Service

Louisville

The Rev. Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) returned early last week from a trip to Syria with a delegation from the church’s Compassion Peace and Justice ministries. 

Following the chemical weapons attack in Idlib and the retaliatory airstrikes by the United States military, she issued a prayer for the people of Syria. Mourning the deaths of those affected, noting the closeness of the events to Holy Week and Easter for Christians, she prayed, in part, “that the communities of nations will practice wisdom and restraint in this vulnerable and broken part of [God’s] creation.”

All proposed constitutional amendments have been ratified

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 14:18

New provisions take effect June 25, 2017

April 10, 2017

Jerry Van Marter

Office of the General Assembly Communications

All sixteen constitutional amendments proposed by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have received the 86 affirmative votes from among the 170 presbyteries needed for ratification.

PCC concurs with task force recommendations for Bible Content Examination

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 07:00

April 6, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter

The Presbyteries’ Cooperative Committee on Examinations for Candidates (PCC) has concurred with recommendations from a task force charged to review the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Bible Content Examination (BCE).

New resources equip ruling elders to be spiritual leaders

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 06:15

April 5, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

OGA Communications Correspondent

Helping ruling elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) function as spiritual leaders in their congregations is the focus of a series of monthly articles set to premiere in mid-April. Titled Regarding Ruling Elders: A Monthly Series for Spiritual Leaders, the series is free and will be available online in three languages: English, Spanish, and Korean.

New Book Examines the Faith of a First Lady

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 04:00

April 5, 2017

Westminster John Knox Press

Louisville, KY

More than fifty years after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a formidable first lady and tireless social activist. Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography explores an often overlooked part of her life and provides insight into the spirituality of one of America’s most famous women.

Four churches celebrate 20th anniversary of full communion Formula of Agreement

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:01

March 30, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Jerry Van Marter

Interim Director of Communications

Twenty years ago, four denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), signed a “Formula of Agreement” establishing full communion between the four churches (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ). On Sunday, March 26, in Cleveland—home of the United Church of Christ, one of the formula partners—the four churches celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Formula.

Donación del Sínodo reafirma compañerismo entre presbiterianos

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:12

March 27, 2017

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Eva Stimson

Corresponsal, Oficina de la Asamblea General

Las donaciones inesperadas del Sínodo del Sol beneficiarán a dos agencias nacionales de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.). Las donaciones están siendo aclamadas como una afirmación del compañerismo entre las personas presbiterianas en todos los niveles de la denominación.

El Sínodo del Sol, que incluye a presbiterios en Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas y Luisiana, votó en febrero para otorgar donaciones sin restricciones de $ 2,500 a la Oficina de la Asamblea General (OGA) y a la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión (PMA).

«Fue tan inesperado, pero fue una sorpresa maravillosa», dijo Kerry Rice, Director ...

A Call to Prayer from the Stated Clerk for Jennifer Dalquez and the plight of overseas Filipino workers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:53

March 24, 2017

News Release

Louisville

As members of the largest Reformed body in the United States, whose global family includes the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), I call your attention to the plight of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and their struggles to seek safety and justice while working overseas. We learned about Jennifer Dalquez through the prophetic witness of migrant ministries and organizations that advocate for overseas Filipino workers. Our recent General Assembly human trafficking policy focuses on the protection of workers and workers’ rights, including freedom from abuse and exploitation, in response to globalization and migration.

Presbyterian ethicist draws inspiration from the global church

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 04:00

The last of three features in March of inspiring female ecumenists in the PC(USA)

March 22, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly

Sometimes global ecumenical bodies such as the World Council of Churches (WCC) seem far removed from the daily lives of Christians in the United States.

But 49-year-old Presbyterian minister Rebecca Todd “Toddie” Peters says her work with these bodies “has completely shaped how I live in the world.”

Presbyterian ethicist draws inspiration from the global church - Korean

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 04:00

감명을 주는 미국장로교 에큐메니칼 여성주자들에 대한 3월 특집 마지막 기사

March 22, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

에바 스팀슨Eva Stimson

통신원, 총회 사무국

때때로 세계 교회 협의회 (WCC)와 같은 세계적인 에큐메니칼 기구는 미국 기독교인의 일상 생활에서 멀리 떨어져 있는 것처럼 보인다.

그러나 49 세인 레베카 토드 피터스Rebecca Todd “Toddie” Peters 목사는 이 지체들과의 작업이 "제가 세상에서 어떻게 살아야 하는지를 완전히 결정 지어 주었습니다,"라고 말한다.

Presbiteriana especialista en ética es inspirada por la iglesia global

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 04:00

El último de los tres artículos en marzo de féminas ecuménicas inspiradoras en la IP (EU)

March 22, 2017

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Eva Stimson

Corresponsal, Oficina de la Asamblea General

A veces los organismos ecuménicos globales como el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) parecen estar muy alejados de la vida cotidiana de los cristianos en los Estados Unidos.

Pero la ministro presbiteriana Rebecca Todd "Toddie" Peters, de 49 años, dice que su trabajo con estos cuerpos "ha moldeado completamente cómo vivo en el mundo".

Synod’s gift affirms partnership among Presbyterians - Korean

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:39

March 21, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly

 대회의 선물이 장로교인들 사이의 협력 관계를 확인하다

에바 스팀슨 Eva Stimson

선Sun 대회에서의 예상치 못한 선물이 미국장로교회 두 총회 기관에 도움이 될 것이다. 선물은 교단의 모든 장로교인들 사이의 동반자 관계를 나타내는 것으로서 환영을 받고 있다.

텍사스, 오클라호마, 알칸사스, 루이지애나 주를 아우르는 노회들을 포함하고 있는 선 대회는 총회 사무국OGA과 선교국PMA에 2,500달러의 무제한 선물을 제공하도록 지난 2월 투표했다.

사무국의 직제 부처 및 인증 담당 디렉터인 케리 라이스Kerry Rice는 말한다, "그것은 완전히 예상치 못한 놀랄만한 일이었습니다."

라이스는 자신의 기억으로 대회가 기부금을 한 것은 이번이 처음이라고 말했다.

선교국의 Mission Engagement and Support 선임 디렉터인 로즈메리 미첼 ...

Synod’s gift affirms partnership among Presbyterians

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:28

March 21, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly

Unexpected gifts from the Synod of the Sun will benefit two national agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The gifts are being hailed as representing an affirmation of partnership among Presbyterians at all levels of the denomination.

The Synod of the Sun, which includes presbyteries in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, voted in February to make unrestricted gifts of $2,500 each to the Office of the General Assembly (OGA) and the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA).

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