This has been moved from October 24, 2015 to October 31, 2015.Read more
Beginning in 2016, the 120-year-old Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study will transform to a new digital-only resource and be available on the new Presbyterian Mission Agency web site.Read more
In Southeast Michigan, 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger. The problem is all around us, but so it a solution. September is the time to take action to fight hunger in our community and in our world.
Alleviating hunger and eliminating its causes is at the very heart of the church's life. When the world tolerates the suffering of hungry people, the church is called to speak out and share all that we have.
Individuals and congregations can do a few simple things to fight hunger around us.
1. Plan a class on hunger issues for your church. ... Read more
Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Detroit issues a newsletter about 8 times a year. Click the title above to view and/or download the current issue.Read more
Church conference delegates risking the storm
Courtesy of Cobbie Palm
We stood at the edge of the sea, 92 delegates to the annual church
Morning Psalm 88
1 O LORD, God of my salvation,
when, at night, I cry out in your presence, 2 let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles,
and my life draws near to Sheol. 4 I am counted among those who go down to the Pit;
I am like those who have no help, 5 like those forsaken among the dead,
Three-day conference concludes with charge to reach higher ground
August 28, 2015
The Rev. Dr. William Barber II —Joseph Williams
Presbyterian News Service
For three days in the mountains of North Carolina, nearly 1,000 Presbyterians and members of other denominations reflected on
Fellowship Community National Gathering calls participants to transformational change
Rob Weingartner, executive director of the Outreach Foundation (left) speaks with Davidson Chifungo, Nkoma Synod, CCAP, and other attendees following his missional focus group. —Emily Enders Odom
Emily Enders Odom
If the Fellowship Community (TFC)—the result of
PC(USA) stated clerk won’t stand for a third term
The Rev. Gradye Parsons —Gregg Brekke
The Rev. Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly, announced Tuesday that he would not stand for election to a third four-year term as the highest elected officer of the church.
More than 50 leaders sign letter urging Congress to back the deal
August 27, 2015
The ministers of foreign affairs of France, Germany, the European Union, Iran, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as Chinese and Russian diplomats announcing the
Christians join to recognize God as ‘creator, redeemer and sustainer’ of all creation
Rebecca Barnes and Scott O’Neill
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Environmental Ministries invites congregations to join ecumenical partners around the world in recognizing and supporting Sept. 1, 2015, and subsequent September firsts, as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
Fellowship Community National Gathering asked to risk a ‘macro conversation’ on human sexuality
Debra Hirsch. —YouTube
With the provocative statement, “Imagine if heaven was like one endless orgasm,” Debra Hirsch opened her morning presentation to the National Gathering of The Fellowship Community, held Aug. 18-20 at the First Presbyterian Church, San Diego. A church leader, author, and trained counselor, who has
PC(USA) workers find hope in stories and the church following Jesus’ example
Elmarie and Scott Parker (left and right of podium) and Amgad Beblawi (far right) worship together in Bagdad. —Photo courtesy National Evangelical Protestant Church
Though life for Christian workers in the Middle East is a somewhat complicated
Agreement signed after 20 months of violence
August 26, 2015
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. —Jenny Rockett - email@example.com
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
Presbyterians close to the conflict in South Sudan are praying the peace agreement signed today by President Salva Kiir will bring about lasting peace. The agreement was signed Wednesday around 5 p.m. EAT (eastern Africa time) in front of a group of regional African
A summary of Synod and Presbytery news and events submitted to PNS
A summary of Synod and Presbytery news and events submitted to Presbyterian News Service.
Darrell Guder and Leanne Van Dyk to speak on Pastoral Vocation
The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk. —Photo courtesy Columbia Theological Seminary
Two of the most distinguished scholars in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be sharing their wisdom on pastoral vocation as part of the Company of New Pastors’ (CNP) Pastoral Conversations series.