The Presbyterian Outlook has bulletin inserts available at the following link http://pres-outlook.org/2014/04/outlooks-summary-2014-ga-detroit/
Communications Work Group is holding a Website Q&A session
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Lake Shore Presbyterian Church, 27801 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Find out what the Presbytery Website can do for your congregation or committee:
In an effort to be as user friendly as possible we have made changes to the web site. Now you do not need to log in to get the presbytery papers and documents. The previous web site has been updated and added as an option for finding documents and Presbytery Meeting Papers. The previous site is known as Traditional Server. The Presbytery Meetings on Traditional Server also includes the archive of papers back to 2009.
Creating Content on Thursday August 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
~~In this seminar we will walk you through the mysteries of posting content on the internet.
Managing Documents on Thursday, August 28 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
~~In this seminar we will help you understand the Presbytery of Detroit's document storage system.
Both training seminars will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009
We have also opened a YAV site in the Philippines on Negros Oriental, where YAVs are involved in peace talks between Muslims and Christians, a nongovernmental agency addressing human trafficking, and advocacy for and accompaniment of women who are victims of violence. The YAV site in Thailand will open in the fall of 2014. It will provide opportunities for young adults to work in the system of schools,
Morning Psalm 54
1 Save me, O God, by your name,
and vindicate me by your might. 2 Hear my prayer, O God;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For the insolent have risen against me,
the ruthless seek my life;
they do not set God before them. Selah
4 But surely, God is my helper;
the Lord is the upholder of
Faith-based volunteers grateful, yet concerned about possible changes to Child Protection Law
July 29, 2014
Presbyterians and faith partners in El Paso provided some 2,000 refugees with food, clothing, shelter — helping them with transportation to relatives in the U.S. —Paul Seebeck
Presbyterian News Service
Paul Seebeck, Communications Strategist
Special to Presbyterian News Service
EL PASO, Texas
As Central American refugees — families and unaccompanied children — continue to flood the South
Broadening transition-into-ministry program availability ‘a no-brainer’
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Emily Enders Odom
With more than 400 current participants and 500 alumni/ae, the Company of New Pastors (CNP) is setting its sights even higher.
Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice; who makes his neighbors work for nothing, and does not give them their wages. ― Jeremiah 22:13
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Office of Public Witness
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
The Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) director for public witness, this morning joined with workers and other leaders in the faith community, including Presbyterian minister the Rev. Michael Livingston of Interfaith Worker Justice and the Rev. Sèkinah Hamlin
"Why were you so good to us?" refugees ask Presbyterian volunteers
July 28, 2014
Some 2,000 refugees asked Presbyterians and other faith partners in El Paso, "Why did you care so much about making us feel safe?" —Paul Seebeck
El Paso, Texas
Two years ago, Grace Presbyterian Church didn’t exist. In its place were three congregations—all worried they might not survive.
A PC(USA) mission letter from Ghana (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 122)
In the city of Maradi, Niger’s second largest, the EERN currently has a library and computer training school, which they hope will serve as the basis for expanded skills training programs geared toward youth and youth adults. —Courtesy of Josh Heikkila
PC(USA) regional liaison for West Africa
Office of the General Assembly
Frank S. James
Las personas tienen diferentes razones, no siempre espirituales, para aceptar servir como ancianos/as gobernantes, y no puedo decir exactamente que acepte serlo por la razón correcta. De hecho, no puede haber sido una decisión meditada. Con mi formación y experiencia como oficial del Ejército, por lo general tomo decisiones rápidas. Estuve casado tres meses después conocí a mi esposa, si no contamos el año de separación,
Religion News Service
A day after most of Mosul’s Christians fled, Islamic State fighters stormed the fourth-century Mar Behnam Monastery near the city.
July 25, 2014
La Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) con un cuerpo de 1,7 millones de miembros y más de 10.000 congregaciones, hace un llamado al presidente de los Estados Unidos para presionar a favor de un alto el fuego inmediato en Gaza e Israel.
La situación está aumentando fuera de control. El derramamiento de sangre y el ejercicio del poder en la tierra en conflicto son inconcebibles. Cientos de personas han sido asesinadas y heridas, y la cifra de muertos sigue aumentando.
Este día, nosotros
A PC(USA) missionary letter from Zambia (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 141-142)
Presbyterian World Mission
Kari Nicewander and Joel DeJong
PC(USA) mission co-workers
They were speaking rapid Nyanja, and while I could pick out a few phrases, I was completely unable to keep up with the discussion. I could tell that they were speaking about a man in prison, a man who would soon be released. And as the church vestry continued its heated discussion, I filled in the blanks.
WCRC’s Partnership Fund aids Bolivian women, children
World Communion of Reformed Churches
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia
Deep economic inequalities and the social exclusion of Indians and mestizos have led to chronic poverty affecting more than 5 million Bolivians.