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PC(USA) Stated Clerk condemns president’s decision to end DACA program

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:33

Nelson to Trump: ‘We vow to accompany those who are now at risk.’

September 5, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

LOUISVILLE

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, today condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has provided protection for some 800,000 individuals who were brought to the United States by their parents without proper immigration papers.

PC(USA) Stated Clerk reaffirms church’s commitment to DACA recipients, supporters

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:14

Nelson: “The church stands with you” and will take supportive action.

September 5, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications

LOUISVILLE

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, has pledged the church’s support to Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipients and their supporters in the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to end the program. DACA has provided protection for some 800,000 individuals who were brought to the United States by their parents without proper immigration papers.

“You are not strangers, but are neighbors. You are created in the image of God,” Nelson wrote in his letter to those impacted by Trump’s decision. “Things that seemed impossible became possible because of DACA. Every community in the U.S., whether aware or not, is better off because of what this program allowed you to do for yourselves.”

Teología y Adoración responde a «La Declaración de Nashville»

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:46

September 5, 2017

El pasado 30 de agosto, una serie de voces cristianas evangélicas emite La Declaración de Nashville. Debido a la cantidad de la cobertura de noticias que ha generado esta declaración, Teología y Adoración, un ministerio de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.), pensaron que sería útil una clarificación sobre como la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) ha considerado los temas tratados por la declaración de Nashville. Aquí están algunas ideas que podrían ayudar a clarificar la posición de nuestra denominación.

Presbyterians to host symposium on LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 08:50

September 5, 2017

First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York is hosting a two-day symposium on the challenges facing LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. The church, working alongside several ministries within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will host the gathering entitled “Love Welcome,” October 20-21.

New mission co-worker answers God’s call to serve in Honduras

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 07:26

September 5, 2017

The hymn, “Here I am Lord,” floated through the sanctuary at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in New Mexico Sunday, and just moments later, Dori Kay Hjalmarson walked down the aisle into her ordination and her new role as a mission co-worker in Honduras.

Theology & Worship responds to ‘The Nashville Statement’

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 06:15

September 2, 2017

On August 30, a number of Evangelical Christian voices released The Nashville Statement. Because of the amount of news coverage this statement has generated, Theology and Worship, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), thought it would be helpful to clarify how the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has considered the issues discussed by the Nashville statement. Here are some thoughts which might help clarify the position of our denomination.

Board of Pensions extends prayers, assistance information to Harvey victims

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:29

September 1, 2017

As the Board of Pensions continues to pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, and those laboring tirelessly to help them, the agency [along with its sister agencies in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and business partners] today offered the following information in hopes that it may help during this difficult time.

Pueblo Presbiteriano responde a la llamada de desatre en Texas después del huracán/tormenta tropical Harvey

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:12

September 1, 2017

Mientras partes de Texas continúan lidiando con las lluvias torrenciales, inundaciones y daños causados por el viento de la tormenta tropical de esta semana, el pueblo presbiteriano está haciendo donaciones a través del Programa Presbiteriano de Asistencia en Desastres (PDA) para ayudar con las necesidades de emergencia.

Presbyterians continue recovery effort in Houston following Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:02

September 1, 2017

The high water from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey may be subsiding, but the long-term threat in Texas is far from over. In the Houston area, emergency crews are still going door-to-door looking for people who may still be in their homes. As the water recedes the threat of mold and contaminated water supplies from local chemical plants and refineries continues to complicate recovery efforts.

Presbyterian Resource Stores Consolidate

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:35

August 31, 2017

The Church Store and the PC(USA) Store are consolidating into one easy-to-use, customer service-focused online fulfillment center at pcusastore.com.

News from Governance Task Force

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:51

August 31, 2017

The Executive Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board heard a progress report from the Governance Task Force at its Aug. 31 meeting that suggests changes to the size and structure of the board.

Presbyterians convene Educate a Child Round Table

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 06:56

August 31, 2017

A group of Presbyterian educators and ministers gathered this week at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to look at how to engage the larger church on the issue of education. The newly-formed Educate a Child Round Table met for the first time to organize and determine first steps. Participants came from across the country including California, New York, Tennessee and Michigan.

At odds with the church… Yet we love the church

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:58

August 30, 2017

The chapel of the Presbyterian Center was filled with voices singing the hymn of praise “God the Creator” in observance of Native American Day at the Presbyterian Center today. The chorus of the hymn reminds us the “we’re brothers and sister in God’s love” in spite of our differences.

Presbyterians respond to disaster call in Texas following Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 05:58

August 30, 2017

As parts of Texas continue to deal with heavy rain, flooding and wind damage from this week’s hurricane-turned-tropical storm, Presbyterians are making donations through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to help with emergency needs.

Celebrating the Reformation

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:00

August 29, 2017

In late October 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk teaching in a minor German university offered a set of propositions, inviting an academic debate. Many Presbyterians can picture Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, but we are hard-pressed to say what the theses were about, and why they sparked a movement that both reformed and divided the church.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance prepares to send national response team to Texas

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:21

August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey may have been downgraded, but the torrential rains are still pounding parts of Texas. Historic flooding has forced rivers and streams from their banks, submerged homes, churches, businesses and roads, stranding thousands of people. 

International Peacemaker to share need for health services in Malawi

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:27

August 28, 2017

You might think raising 10 adopted children as a single parent would be its own full-time job. For most it would be, but not for Mphasto Nguluwe. A nurse by profession, she somehow balances her prodigious parental duties with being Director for the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod Aids Program (LISAP). LISAP implements initiatives that promote quality of life for children living with HIV and whose goal is to ensure an HIV-free generation. As director, she heads three hospitals and 12 health facilities in the Synod’s catchment area. It includes working with a staff of more than 600 who serve about one million Malawians in remote locations. Nguluwe will speak to U.S. congregations and organizations this fall as part of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s 2017 International Peacemakers series.

Presbyterian Writers Guild announces publication of A Progressive Feast in Parabolic Story

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:16

August 28, 2017

Jesus often told parables that challenged the assumed wisdom of society, but he did so in a manner that entertained as well as drew the reader into considering alternative perspectives.

Statement of former PC(USA) General Assembly Moderators on Charlottesville

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:05

August 28, 2017

We write to you as former Moderators of the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor churches, as disciples of Jesus Christ committed to the Gospel’s witness and promise of reconciliation, and as agents of God’s transformative justice in the church and in the world.

Volunteer celebrates nearly 50 years of opportunity-giving ministry

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:00

August 28, 2017

For almost a half century, Larry Low has been helping people and communities to become resilient. Ordained to the ministry in 1973, the retired social worker from Seattle has found purpose working through the Committee on the Self-Development of People.

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