Monday, December 22, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Sydney Garcia, 15, proudly wears her new hearing aids.
Morning Psalm 24
1The earth is the LORD's and all that is in it,
the world, and those who live in it;
2for he has founded it on the seas,
and established it on the rivers.
3Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
4Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
January discipleship conference to focus on silence, creating space for God
December 19, 2014
B.J. Woodworth, leader of January’s evangelism conference believes we “partake of God’s divine nature” through the disciplines of rest, solitude, silence and prayer. —Abbey of the Genesee, B.J. Woodworth
Mission Communications Specialist
Presbyterian pastor B.J. Woodworth understands how terrifying silence can be.
December 18, 2014
distributed by Presbyterian News Service
En el día de hoy presenciamos las intervenciones televisadas de los presidentes de Cuba y los Estados Unidos en las que ambos mandatarios reconocieron la necesidad de poner fin a la hostilidad de más de medio siglo y restablecer las relaciones diplomáticas entre nuestros dos países para ir dando pasos que conduzcan a la normalización de las relaciones. También fue divulgada la grata noticia de la liberación del Sr. Alan Gross y otros encarcelados en Cuba, así como de los tres
Presbyterian News Service
Today, we witnessed the televised intercessions of the presidents of Cuba and of theUnited States in which both recognized the necessity of putting to an end the hostility ofmore than half a century and of reestablishing diplomatic relations between our twocountries that will lead to normalizing our relationship. We also heard the welcome newsthat Mr. Alan Gross and some others imprisoned in Cuba, as well as the three Cubanprisoners being held in North American territory, have been freed,
‘The church got me started. I can do the same’
Excerpt from a video written and produced by Kirin Foster, a Financial Aid for Service scholarship and award recipient. —Kirin Foster
Special to Presbyterian News Service
This is the time of year when we give thanks for what we
Office of Public Witness
The Office of Public Witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) rejoices in the news of the release of U.S. citizen Alan Gross from prison in Cuba, along with the release of Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, and Ramón Labañino, three Cubans being held in prison in the United States. The release of these prisoners has opened the way for historic changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba.
December 17, 2014
Office of the General Assembly
Today, after many long years, we welcome the historic steps taken by President Obama on normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba. The humanitarian release of Alan Gross by the Cuban government along with the release of the three Cuban prisoners, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, and Ramón Labañino, by the Obama administration moves the roadblocks that have held back progress in improving relations between our two countries for far too long.
Reflections from two Korean American young adult leaders
republished from The Racial Ethnic Torch
Sarang Kang and Jae Cho are Korean American young adult leaders living out their call to minister with young adults in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
December 16, 2014
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) asks that everyone hold the people of Pakistan in their thoughts and prayers following the attack on the school in Peshawar. Pray for the children and adults who were killed and for the family, friends, teachers, and schoolmates who grieve for them.
Working to feed the hungry, protect God’s creation
PC(USA) mission co-worker Dan Turk —courtesy World Mission
A high number of plants and animals occur naturally only in Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of southeast Africa. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker Dan Turk believes that Christians have a responsibility for preserving creation, as written in Genesis 2:15: “The Lord
At Pathways retreat, immigrant youth discover they are not alone as they thought
December 15, 2014
48 hours without cell phone service help youth like Maame Anane (picture front right) make connections at a Pathways retreat. —Andrew Yeager-Buckley
The 17 youth about to arrive for a retreat sponsored by the Presbytery of Northern New England and the Presbytery of Boston