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All Agency Review Committee discusses future plans

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 07:12

June 29, 2017

The All Agency Review Committee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) met yesterday via conference call to receive working group progress updates and plan for its Aug. 21–22 meeting in Louisville.

앞으로 나아갈 길 전권위원회의 중간 보고서 발표

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:59

그룹은 "관심과 수정이 필요한" 7개 영역을 식별함

June 28, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부


미국장로교회의 앞으로 나아갈 길 전권위원회는 3 페이지 중간 보고서를 발표했다. 이 보고서는 "관심과 수정이 필요한" 교단의 일곱 가지 영역을 밝히고있다.

Way Forward Commission issues mid-term report

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:50

Group identifies seven areas “in need of attention and revisioning”

June 28, 2017

Group photo of the Way Forward Commission (minus Emily Marie Williams, who had to leave) and support staff at December 2016 meeting. —Leslie Scanlon

Office of the General Assembly Communications


The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a three-page,mid-term report that identifies seven areas of the denomination’s life that “are in need of attention and revisioning.”

Way Forward Commission to release midterm report

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 07:24

June 28, 2017

The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is set to release its midterm report today, saying it has started “to dream of the 21st century church we see emerging.” Under the direction of the General Assembly and the Stated Clerk, the group says it is taking a “bolder course” rather than “tinkering with existing structures” in an effort to sustain the organization.

Leading by example in Rwanda

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 07:00

June 28, 2017

Rwanda is best known for the genocide that swept the country more than 23 years ago leaving the nation with an impoverished and traumatized population. But Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker Kay Day, is focused on the future, not the past. And she believes thoughtful theological leaders she and others are working to train will build the future.

Stated Clerk urges Ben & Jerry’s to strike agreement with Vermont dairy farmers

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:49

‘Milk With Dignity’ designed to ensure sustainability, improve conditions

June 27, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications


In a public letter to the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, has implored Jostein Solheim to honor his commitment and sign onto the Milk With Dignity program so that the anticipated transformational gains may become a reality in Vermont’s dairy industry.

Board of Pensions Reports Successful Benefits Connections

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:00

June 27, 2017

The results are in: The inaugural Benefits Connections events received high marks from participants for contributing to their on-the-job effectiveness.

Washington non-profit shows strength in empowering low income housing residents

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:00

June 27, 2017

Low income residents and immigrant communities in the Washington, D.C. area are getting help from a local non-profit, supported in part by the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People. ONE DC is working to improve social and economic equity by organizing, training and educating housing residents in Shaw and the District.

Helping people help themselves keeps one volunteer inspired and motivated

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:00

June 26, 2017

Wesley Woo spent years on the staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) During this time, he developed a keen interest in the work of the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP), but because he was on staff, he could not serve on the committee.

Presbyterian AIDS Awareness Day observed in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:37

June 26, 2017

The Presbyterian AIDS Network (PAN) encourages Presbyterians to observe Presbyterian AIDS Awareness Day on or near June 27. PAN is providing worship, advocacy, and informational resources to help individuals and congregations combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic across the nation and around the world.

PMAB responds to De La Rosa’s ‘open letter’ to Way Forward Commission

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:02

June 23, 2017

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) has written a letter of response to last week’s “open letter” to the Way Forward Commission penned by Tony De La Rosa, interim executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA).

New interactive map highlights Presbyterian historic sites in St. Louis area

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:00

Resource will aid visitors to Big Tent this year, GA223 next year

June 23, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Eva Stimson

A map can be an essential tool for anyone embarking on a road trip.

Now a different kind of map—an interactive map of Presbyterian historic sites—is available for those headed to St. Louis to attend Big Tent (July 6–8) or the 223rd General Assembly (June 16–23, 2018).

The new online map, developed by staff in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of the General Assembly, gives locations and information about thirteen historic churches and other sites in the St. Louis area.

Where leadership thrives: Summer camp and the hope for the world

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:00

June 23, 2017

As the world tilts towards chaos and we stare down global uncertainty, it is not the mighty armies that make that make me feel safe. Nor does the knowledge coming out of universities bring me peace. Instead, I take solace in the fact that at this very moment, summer camps are preparing to open for business.

«Conversaciones Teológicas» emite 500 años y contando para el mes de junio del 2017

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:30

June 23, 2017

En la sexta publicación de Conversaciones Teológicas del 2017, el ministerio de Teología, Formación y Evangelismo de la Iglesia Presbiteriana presenta «500 años y contando» presentada por el Rvdo. José Manuel Capella-Pratts, pastor de la Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana en Miami, Florida.

한반도 평화를 위한 기도의 절기

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:18

6월 25에서부터 8월 15일까지 미국장로교회는 지킵니다

June 22, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부

제리 반 마터


6월 25일은 대한민국에서 한국전쟁이 시작된 날입니다. 미국장로교회와 대한예수교 장로회(PCK, 통합)는 한반도 평화, 정의, 및 화해를 위한 기도의 시간에 초대합니다. 오는 6월 25일부터 제2차 세계 대전의 일본으로부터 해방된 8월 15일까지입니다.

여러 해 동안 미국장로교회와 한국장로교회(PCK) 지도자들은 한반도 평화를 기원하고 한반도의 평화와 번영을 위해 주요 역사적인 날짜인 6월 25일에서 8월 15일까지 각 교회 구성원과 관계자들에게 기도의 절기에 참여하자고 초대했습니다.

A season of prayer of peace on the Korean Peninsula

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:20

PC(USA) observance runs June 25–August 15

June 22, 2017

OGA Communications

Jerry Van Marter


June 25 marks the beginning of the Korea War—in 1950—as understood in South Korea. For the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) it also marks the beginning of the “Season of Prayer and Reflection in the Korean Peninsula,” which runs until August 15, the day in 1945 when Korea was liberated from the Japanese occupation of WWII.

For a number of years, leaders from the PC(USA) and the Presbyterian Church in Korea (PCK) have called on members and friends of both churches to pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula and to engage in a season of prayer and reflection from the key historic dates of June 25 through August 15.

1001 New Worshiping Communities hires new associate

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:58

June 22, 2017

The Rev. Michael Gehrling has been hired as Northeast Region Associate for the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) He begins his service August 6 by traveling to the “Living, Dying, Rising” annual 1001 New Worshiping Communities gathering in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Larry Sthreshley: On the front lines in the battle to stop Ebola

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:30

June 22, 2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has battled Ebola virus breakouts more than any other country in the world, with eight of the 25 global outbreaks recorded there. Since the first outbreak in 1995, Presbyterian mission co-worker Larry Sthreshley has worked on the front lines of the fight to crush the deadly epidemic and save lives.

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

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:48

Afino mi corazón

June 22, 2017

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

Lo que vi hizo que la visita al museo valiera la pena para mí; llena de gracia y belleza, y no era parte de ninguna exhibición. Mi marido y yo fuimos al museo en un día libre, ¡lo que significaba que estaba lleno y concurrido! La gente estaba por todas partes. Las exposiciones de arte moderno, algunas de ellas interactivas, eran intrigantes y atractivas.

International Peacemaker from Sri Lanka to address U.S. churches this fall

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:29

June 21, 2017

When the International Peacemakers begin their visits this fall in the U.S., churches will have a chance to hear about the life struggles of the people in Sri Lanka. Herman Kumara is a human rights defender who works primarily with food producers, specifically in small scale, marginalized fishing communities.


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