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Aumentan donaciones para misión local en las iglesias de la IP (EE.UU.) en el 2015

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:16

May 24, 2016

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Toya Richards

Directora de Comunicaciones y Secretaria Asistente Permanente

Louisville

En el 2015, las donaciones para la misión local dentro de las congregaciones de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) aumentaron hasta llegar casi a los $7.7 millones, según las estadísticas anuales de la denominación, divulgadas hoy.

Existe un aumento en donaciones, a pesar de que el número de congregaciones disminuyo en   187 entre el 2014 y el 2015 y el número de miembros activos disminuyo a 95,107. La denominación tiene 9,642 iglesias, en comparación con 9,829 en el 2014. También tiene 1,572,660 miembros, en comparación con 1,667,767 en el 2014.

Conferencia ecuménica explora dinámicas de ministerio bivocacional

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:09

May 24, 2016

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Toya Richards

Directora de Comunicaciones y Secretaria Asistente Permanente

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Ubicado en un centro de retiro en una de las Golden Isles a lo largo de la costa atlántica en el sur de Georgia, un grupo ecuménico de pastores bivocacionales y líderes de la iglesia buscaron recientemente la restauración y el rejuvenecimiento en un esfuerzo por vivir plenamente en el ministerio bivocacional.

Se reunieron por primera vez en la «Conferencia de Ministerio Bivocacional en el siglo XXI», patrocinado por el liderazgo de Profesionales para Iglesias, la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.), y la Iglesia Unida de Cristo (UCC). El evento de dos días, celebrado en Epworth By the Sea, contó con sesiones plenarias, talleres para pastores bivocacionales y líderes judiciales, adoración, compañerismo, y el tiempo de relajación.

Rev. David M. Loleng joins the Presbyterian Foundation as Director of Church Financial Literacy and Leadership

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:17

May 23, 2016

Rev. David M. Loleng has joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Director of Church Financial Literacy and Leadership. Loleng most recently served as Associate for Evangelism in the Presbyterian Mission Agency and brings tremendous value to this new role – established after the Foundation was awarded a $1 million grant as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.

Presbyterians gather for prayer and worship as NRA convention meets in Louisville

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:15

Church leaders call for reforms to end gun violence

May 23, 2016

Presbyterians and other faith groups gathered on the steps of the Presbyterian Center in Louisville over the weekend as part of a series of activities to raise awareness about gun violence. —Rick Jones

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

Louisville

The National Rifle Association (NRA) wrapped up its annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend just a few miles from the national offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The conference, which included an appearance by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, brought an estimated 75,000 people from across the country who attended seminars, auctions and talks by various speakers.

Multi-faith conference sows seeds for non-violence and nurturing peace

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:55

Stony Point co-directors and colleagues make long trek to 21st annual Festival of Faiths to bear witness for peace, justice and non-violence

May 23, 2016

L-R: Rick Ufford-Chase, Allan Boesak, Matthew Zeltzer, Elna Boesak, Asher Menache, Kitty Ufford-Chase, Dede Adika —Rick Ufford-Chase

Presbyterian News Service

Scott O'Neill

Louisville

In a twist of fate that actually began in an Iraqi refugee camp several years ago, five peace and justice proponents from the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center drove 800 miles to hear and bear witness to a strong lineup of speakers, activists, and theologians focused on nurturing paths to nonviolence.  The annual Festival of Faiths conference, a five-day celebration of music, poetry, film, theatre and dialogue, featured spiritual luminaries such as Catholic Archbishop Joseph Kurtz,  Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and Rev. Allan Boesak, a leading South African anti-apartheid advocate who worked with Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela among its presenters.

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 10 Preview

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:00

Mission Coordination committee discusses mission programs, policies

May 23, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Gregg Brekke

General Assembly news team

LOUISVILLE

More than a dozen items will be debated by the Mission Coordination committee for referral to the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meeting June 18-25, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

California church embraces organic gardening and protecting the environment

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:00

Congregation mobilized to reduce its carbon footprint

May 20, 2016

Youth from the Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church prepare gardens for planting. —Ethan Russell

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

The rolling hills and beautiful valleys of Marin County, California provide the perfect backdrop for Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church. One look at this majestic landscape and it doesn’t take much to inspire people to protect and nurture it.

Financial Aid for Service offers educational debt management counseling at 222nd General Assembly

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:00

Office is scheduling individual consultations on PC(USA) student loan repayment and assistance programs

May 20, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

LOUISVILLE

The Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Financial Aid for Service office is now scheduling private consultations with any Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) teaching elders seeking educational debt management counseling and loan repayment assistance who will be at the General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, in June. 

Presbyterians meet to address issues of race, ethnicity, racism and ethnocentricity

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:00

Churchwide conversation explores solutions to visible and invisible discrimination

May 19, 2016

Participants discuss recommendations during the conference on race, ethnicity, racism and ethnocentricity held at Stony Point Conference Center in New York. —Photo provided

Presbyterian News Service

Gail Strange

LOUISVILLE

In response to the National Racial Ethnic Ministries Task Force’s referral at the 221st General Assembly (2014), 40 participants selected from throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered at Stony Point Conference Center in New York for a conference on race, ethnicity, racism and ethnocentricity. 

Farminary combines theological education and sustainable agriculture

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:00

Roots of relevance at Princeton Theological Seminary

May 19, 2016

Princeton Theological Seminary students grab their shovels and head to the campus’s working farm, where they’re combining faith and agriculture. —Andrea Kaneby

Presbyterians Today

Tammy Warren

LOUISVILLE

The way Nathan Stucky sees it, our journey to God begins and ends with the dirt under our feet. Stucky, a former farmer from Kansas, is director of Princeton Theological Seminary’s 21-acre Farminary Project in Princeton, New Jersey, a place where seminarians dig deep to cultivate lessons 
of faith.

Decently But Not Always in Good Order: An Historical Overview of Choosing the PC(USA) Stated Clerk

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:56

May 18, 2016

Stated Clerks since reunion: James Andrews, Clifton Kirkpatrick, and Gradye Parsons

Richard Reifsnyder[1]

Guest blogger, Presbyterian Historical Society

Philadelphia

While the nation may focus on presidential politics in 2016, there is another contest on the same four-year cycle that captures the attention of many Presbyterians—the nomination and election of a Stated Clerk of the General Assembly to serve, in the words of the current job description, as chief ecclesiastical officer of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This June, the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, will elect a Stated Clerk to succeed Gradye Parsons, who is not standing for another term.

According to Carol McDonald, retired Executive of the Synod of Lincoln Trails, and Moderator of the Stated Clerk Nomination Committee, the process of nominating a new Stated Clerk has gone smoothly, with the committee working diligently to discern what the church is seeking now in a new office holder. The nine-person committee, which was elected by the General Assembly in 2014 according to a formula stipulated by the General Assembly Manual, will bring directly to the floor the name of J. Herbert Nelson, Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Public Witness, to stand for election. Nelson will be challenged by one other candidate who made application and was considered by the committee, David Baker, Stated Clerk of Tampa Bay Presbytery. Nominations will occur on Sunday, June 19 and the election will take place on Friday, June 24.

Los Angeles pastor to speak at General Assembly Compassion, Peace and Justice event

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:00

Carlton Rhoden will explore value of community connections during June 21 dinner

May 18, 2016

Carlton Rhoden. —Photo provided

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

The Rev. Carlton Rhoden has challenging responsibilities as pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Long-time residents who have stayed in the inner city have witnessed an exodus of some people to the suburbs while an increase in crime, gang violence and drugs has made life difficult for those who remained behind. Still, the church takes its mission seriously: "Celebrating 110 years of God’s Grace Serving the Community with the Love of Jesus Christ."

PC(USA) seminary news

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 06:00

A compilation of news from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and other seminaries

May 18, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Gregg Brekke

LOUISVILLE

A compilation of news submitted to Presbyterian News Service by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries including Auburn Theological Seminary, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, San Francisco Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary; and other pertinent seminary news. 

Ecumenical conference explores dynamics of bi-vocational ministry - Korean

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:59

May 17, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Toya Richards

Director of Communications and Assistant Stated Clerk

St. Simons Island, Georgia

에큐메니컬 컨퍼런스가 이중직 사역(bi-vocational ministry)의 역동성을 탐구하다

토야 리차드, 커뮤니케이션 책임자 및 정서기 보조

St. Simons Island, Georgia—조지아 남부 대서양 해안을 따라 있는 황금 제도 중 가장 큰 섬에 위치한 리트릿 센터에서, 에큐메니컬 그룹의 이중직 목사들 및 교회 지도자들이 이중직 사역을 더 온전히 감당하고자 하는 노력의 일환으로 최근에 회복과 활기를 얻는 시간을 가졌다.

그들은 전문적 교회 리더십 (Professional Church Leadership)과, 미국 장로교와, UCC에 의해 후원을 받은 첫 “21세기의 이중직 사역 컨퍼런스”를 위해 모였다. St. Simons Island안의 Epworth By the Sea에서 열린 이틀 간의 행사는 전체 세션, 이중직 목사들 및 치리 기관 리더들을 위한 워크샵, 예배 ...

Secretario Permanente hace declaración sobre actos de genocidio a nivel mundial

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:44

May 17, 2016

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Gradye Parsons

Secretario Permanente

Louisville

Esta declaración aborda las graves amenazas físicas que sufren las personas cristianas y

de otros grupos religiosos y étnicos dirigidos por actores estatales y no estatales en varias partes del mundo. Las atrocidades, masacres y actos de terrorismo son significativos en algunas partes de Asia, Medio Oriente y África, y los seguidores de otras religiones han sido maltratados en nuestro país y en Europa. A medida que seguimos escuchando la parábola del Buen Samaritano, y lo que dicen nuestros socios cristianos en todo el mundo, oramos por aquellas personas que se encuentran bajo políticas de ...

Comité recibe objección contra el nominado para Secretario Permanente de la IP (EE.UU.)

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:22

May 17, 2016

Louisville

El Reverendo David M. Baker esta objetando la nominacion del Reverendo Dr. J. Herbert Nelson para la posicion de Secretario Permanente de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.).  

Baker, Secretario Permanente del Presbiterio de Tampa Bay, notifico al Comite de Nominaciones para Secretario Permanente (SCNC) de su intencion de objetar la nominacion del comite el 4 de mayo, fecha limite para objeciones y 45 dias antes de que empiece la 222a Asamblea General.

Baker fue una de las trece personas que completaron proceso de solicitud, haciéndole elegible para objetar la nominación del comité. El SCNC anunció el 19 de ...

Facing Racism: Churchwide Antiracism Policy Team report

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:00

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board sends recommendations to General Assembly

May 17, 2016

Presbyterian News Service

Gail Strange

LOUISVILLE

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board approved at its April board meeting the Justice Committee’s recommendation that this summer’s 222nd General Assembly (2016) vote to approve the revised Churchwide Antiracism Policy—Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community—and associated recommendations.

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 7 Preview

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:00

Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations committee to propose Confession of Belhar adoption

May 17, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Gregg Brekke

General Assembly news team

LOUISVILLE

Among the business being considered by the Committee on Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations at the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meeting June 18-25, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, is the final adoption of the Confession of Belhar.

Local mission giving in PC(USA) churches increases in 2015

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:00

May 16, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Toya Richards

Director of Communications and Assistant Stated Clerk

Louisville

Local mission giving in Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations went up by almost $7.7 million in 2015, according to annual statistics of the denomination released today.

And that increase in giving was despite the fact that the number of congregations decreased by 187 between 2014 and 2015 and the number of active members went down by 95,107. The denomination has 9,642 churches, compared to 9,829 in 2014. It also has 1,572,660 members, compared to 1,667,767 in 2014.

Con respecto a los ancianos/as gobernantes: Los ancianos/as gobernantes y el cuidado pastoral

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:08

May 16, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Zeena Regis

Louisville

En mi trabajo como capellana de hospicio, a menudo pregunto a mis pacientes y a sus cuidadores sobre su sistema de apoyo; aquellas personas que les están ayudando a  enfrentar este tiempo extremadamente difícil y profundo en sus vidas.  Muchas veces, estas personas hablan sobre su fe en Dios, sobre sus familiares y sus amistades cercanas, pero raramente de los miembros de sus iglesias. A veces, yo les pregunto específicamente como su comunidad de fe les está apoyando. 

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