DUE TO FLOODING AT ST. CLAIR SHORES, LAKE SHORE CHURCH THE 8/26/14 MEETING OF PRESBYTERY
Will now convene at First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Please make sure you download or print the AMENDED Call and Docket using either Google Drive or the Traditional Server.
Communications Work Group is holding a Website Q&A session
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2:00 P.M. in the Vance Room at
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Find out what the Presbytery Website can do for your congregation or committee:
Bryan Paler (front center) is a leader and organizer of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform youth.
Morning Psalm 15
1 O LORD, who may abide in your tent?
Who may dwell on your holy hill?
2 Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
and speak the truth from their heart; 3 who do not slander with their tongue,
and do no evil to their friends,
nor take up a reproach against their neighbors; 4 in whose eyes the wicked are despised,
August 19, 2014
“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Mic. 6:8, NRSV)
In this time of angst and anger, frustration and fear over the shooting death of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) calls for calm and prayer as justice is sought and righteousness pursued.
We, along with the rest of the world, mourn the loss of this child of God, and
Military chaplains bring training, strength, faith to the job
Presbyterian News Service
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Military chaplains are the same as any church pastor, except that their congregations wear uniforms, right? In some ways, this is true.
Chaplains attend seminary and perform worship services, weddings, baptisms and funerals. They minister to congregants in need. It’s not so much what the chaplains do that makes them different — it’s how they do it.
Brazilian pastor succeeds Maria Arroyo as area coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Rev. Valdir Franca, new area coordinator for Latin American and the Caribbean —courtesy of World Mission
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Valdir França has joined Presbyterian World Mission as area coordinator for Latin American and the Caribbean. He will begin his duties at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville on Sept. 15.
Orthodox leaders say attacks ‘violet the sacred nature of the churches’
Eastern church patriarchs discuss their statement on religious extremism in the Middle East. —Courtesy of WCC
World Council of Churches
World Council of Churches News
High officials from ancient Christian churches in the Near East have issued a common statement denouncing the emergence of armed extremist groups who “murder, shatter and violate the sacred nature of the churches”
Evangelism conference closes with call to openness to God’s possibilities
August 18, 2014
Shannon Kiser preaches as the closing worship service of the 2014 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference. —Paul Seebeck
Jerry L. Van Marter
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla.
We settle for “meager substitutes” when God wants us to have abundant life, the Rev. Shannon Kiser told the closing worship service of the 2014 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference Aug.
Teaching elder to start as evangelism catalyst in October
The Rev. Juan Sarmiento, evangelism catalyst for World Mission. —courtesy of World Mission
Juan Sarmiento has been named evangelism catalyst for Presbyterian World Mission. He will begin his duties in October at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) headquarters here.
Religion News Service
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
On the fourth morning after Michael Brown’s death, residents from different parts of the region came together to pick up the pieces.
A PC(USA) mission letter from Northern Ireland (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 309)
August 15, 2014
Parishioners reflect on the new ‘leaves’ - visions for growth in ministry and mission - which they have identified. —Doug Baker
Presbyterian World Mission
Doug and Elaine Baker
PC(USA) mission co-workers
For several years I have
Common vision of making disciples attracts attendees from many nations
Diversity of praise was evident at worship on the beach. —Paul Seebeck
Special to Presbyterian News Service
For the first time, the 2014 Evangelism and Church Growth Conference — held here Aug. 11-14 — offered language-specific tracks for Brazilians (Portuguese), Hispanics and
Presbyterian Hunger Program, Presbytery of Redwoods to bike to raise money for food pantries
Bryce Wiebe of the Presbyterian Hunger Program will bicycle 360 miles to raise money for and awareness of hunger. —courtesy Presbyterian Hunger Program
For many food pantries in the United States, keeping quality sources of protein on the shelves is a problem. Smaller pantries often lack the refrigeration space and