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총회 사무국 위원회(COGA)는 223차 총회가 세인트 루이스에서 열릴 것임을 확인함

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:25

“하나님께서 우리를 이 장소로 지금 이 시간에 인도하십니다”

September 21, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부

제리 반 마터Jerry Van Marter

루이빌

내년 여름 세인트 루이스로 미국장로교회 존재를 부르시는 "봉사와 증거의 증인이 되는 기회"로서 총회 사무국 위원회(COGA)는 만장일치로(9월 21일) 교단의 223차 총회(2018)는 2018년 6월 16-23일 그 도시에서 만날 것임을 확인하다.

Farmworkers in Immokalee begin recovery from Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:52

September 21, 2017

One of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Irma was Immokalee, Florida, home to thousands of migrant farmworkers who pick the vegetables sold to restaurants and grocery chains across the country.

COGA affirms that GA223 will meet in St. Louis

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:02

“God has led us to this place at this time”

September 21, 2017

COGA members and OGA staff meeting in Louisville, KY on September 21, 2017 —Andrew Yeager-Buckley

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter

LOUISVILLE

Calling the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s presence in St. Louis next summer “an opportunity to engage in service and witness to justice,” the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) affirmed unanimously today (September 21) that the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the denomination will meet in that city June 16–23, 2018.

‘Theological Conversations’ releases ‘Redeeming Covenant’

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:42

September 21, 2017

In the eighth installment of Theological Conversations for 2017, the Theology, Formation and Evangelism ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) presents Redeeming Covenant: A Critical Reflection on Puritan Covenant Theology, Democracy and Racism in the U.S.

Huracán María llega a Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:52

September 21, 2017

La temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico está siendo fiel a su título mientras que el huracán María hace estragos en Puerto Rico hoy. La tormenta de categoría 4 llegó a tierra esta mañana con vientos de 155 mph, sólo dos mph por debajo de la categoría 5.

International Peacemakers arrive in the U.S.

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:30

September 21, 2017

On the eve of International Day of Peace, 15 peacemakers from around the world arrived in the U.S. to begin their two-week visit. From now until October 16 the participants will scatter across the country speaking with churches, public and private schools, universities, women and men’s groups and much more. Organizers say this is the largest group to participate as International Peacemakers.

Freedom Rising gains traction in pilot cities

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:25

September 20, 2017

High incarceration rates, widespread unemployment and low educational attainment among African American young men have led some observers to call them a “lost generation.” However, the Rev. Mary Susan Pisano rejects this description.

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:36

September 20, 2017

The Atlantic hurricane season is living up to its title as Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc on Puerto Rico today. The Category 4 storm came ashore this morning with winds of 155 mph, just two mph below Category 5 status.

Facing up to our racism

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:00

September 20, 2017

In a few weeks, many of us will make our way to a place we call home in observance of Thanksgiving, our most religiously secular and secularly religious holiday. Gathered around a table of plenty, we will partake and share, acknowledging God’s gracious bounty to all and giving thanks for it.

Way Forward Commission concludes Louisville meeting

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:54

September 19, 2017

The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) concluded its meeting at Laws Lodge on the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary today. The leading item up for discussion was the role of the Stated Clerk and if, or how, that elected official can speak on behalf of the denomination.

‘Gift and Task’ offers a year of daily reading from Walter Brueggemann

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00

September 19, 2017

Best-selling author Walter Brueggemann guides disciples with wisdom and encouragement through the Christian year in Gift and Task: A Year of Daily Readings and Reflections.

September edition of Facing Racism explores The Doctrine of Discovery

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:51

September 19, 2017

Calling on congregations to offer an educational event exploring The Doctrine of Discovery, the September edition of Facing Racism from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) asks participants to consider the history of exploitation of Indigenous Peoples in the United States.

Way Forward Commission begins September meeting in Louisville

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:55

September 18, 2017

Meeting at Laws Lodge on the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) set its sights on recommendations for the denomination and the report it will deliver to the 223rd General Assembly meeting in St. Louis next summer.

Applications being accepted for the 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:38

September 18, 2017

The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, March 12-23, 2018. Representatives from member states, U.N. entities and specific non-governmental organizations (NGOs), from across the world will be attending.

Communities caught in the conflict in Congo

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:52

September 18, 2017

During the past year, over one million people have fled their homes in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo because of military activities. As political unrest has spilled over into ethnic violence many villages were burned and health centers and schools were destroyed in the process.

Presbyterian ministers gather at U.S. Capitol to speak up on federal budget proposal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:55

September 15, 2017

The denomination’s Office of Public Witness (OPW) hosted a day of advocacy on September 12, interceding on behalf of a “Faithful Budget” as highly contentious budget negotiations continue on the Hill.

사역장로에 관하여: 영적 지도자를 위한 월간 시리즈

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:54

하나님이 인도하시는 회의

September 15, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

다이애나 니시타 하이페츠 Diana Nishita Cheifetz

저는 회의를 두려워합니다. 평생 장로교인으로서, 저는 이것을 인정하는 것을 당황스럽게 생각합니다. 회의는 지루하고, 좌절되며, 혼란스러운, 비(非) 영적 경험들을 할 수도 있습니다.

Regarding ruling elders: a monthly series for spiritual leaders

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:25

Meetings as God’s Leading

September 15, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

I dread meetings. As a lifelong Presbyterian, I am embarrassed to admit this. Meetings can feel tedious, frustrating, confusing, and so unspiritual. Meetings are a significant part of how we, as people of faith, discern, organize, and execute decisions and actions. They are how we get things done. But most importantly, it is through meetings that together we listen to and act upon God’s leading.

Hope in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:00

September 15, 2017

After changing its annual meeting location from Houston to Chicago due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, members of the Cuba Partners Network found themselves listening to reports from their Cuban friends recounting Hurricane Irma’s slow, spinning assault on their beloved Cuba on Sept. 8.

Florida presbyteries mobilize to help churches and communities after Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:15

September 14, 2017

Hurricane Irma may be gone, but the aftermath of its path across Florida is still being felt by residents, businesses and churches. FLAPDAN (Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network) held a conference call with the state’s six presbyteries and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance on Wednesday to get a general assessment of the needs in each area.

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