Your user ID and password are the same as last year. If you have forgotten yours, please call Sandy Jensen at the Presbytery office 313.345.6550 ext. 220. To access the Statistical Reporting site click on this link http://oga.pcusa.org/section/churchwide-ministries/stats/
"Making New Connections in Our Church Neighborhood" for Teaching & Certified Ruling Elders will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154 on Friday, February 6, 2015. The program begins at 10:00 A.M. with adjournment at 3:00 P.M.
This Special Edition will be led by The Rev. Lonnie Oliver and Ruling Elder Vera White and will NOT be repeated on Saturday, February 7, 2015 during the regular Leadership Training
Theme "Signs of Hope for the Church" for New & Ongoing Officers, Leaders, and Pastors will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154 on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Check-in begins at 8:30 A.M. The program begins at 9:00 A.M. with adjournment at 3:45 P.M.
Monthly meeting of the Coordinating Cabinet.
Course on Biblical Interpretation - led by the Rev. Dr. Allen D. Timm,
Mondays beginning January 12, 2015 at Greenfield Presbyterian Church, Berkley, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
We are celebrating Black History month with Kimberly Simmons who will share her Grandmother's journey on the Underground Railroad at age of 16. Please come and hear her story and spend fellowship time over lunch (Cost $8.00) with old friends and new ones.
Monthly meeting of the Planning and Visioning ministry team
Special Workshop for Clergy and Elders: Making New Connections to Our Neighborhood/Community Led by The Rev. Lonnie Oliver. Cost: $10 payable at the door. Reservations: by January 30, 2015 to Sandy Jensen at the Presbytery Office. Phone: 313-345-6550 ext.
For New & Ongoing Officers, Leaders, and Pastors.
"Signs of Hope for the Church" is the theme being brought to you by the Rev. Lonnie Oliver. Rev. Oliver is one of the keynote speakers at this years Leadership Training.
This is a 2 day workshop, for Clergy and CREs in New Calls, Interims, and other Clergy interested in leading transition.
This event will be held at the St. Francis Retreat Center, Dewitt, MI.
Registration details are in the brochure.
Course on Biblical Interpretation - led by the Rev. Dr. Allen D. Timm,
Mondays beginning January 12, 2015 at Greenfield Presbyterian Church, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
This 8 week course is for educators, seminary students, and members who teach in Christian Education.
This is the last opportunity to enter the church statistics for 2014. If you need help please contact Sandy Jensen 313-345-6550 ext. 220.
The Communications Workgroup oversees communication for the Presbytery of Detroit. This includes Website, Email, Meeting announcements, and anything else that affects how the Presbytery communicates its message between and among Congregations and Committees and Ministries.
The Presbytery of St. Augustine has a treasure in its midst—Peace Presbyterian Church, where compassionate and prophetic discipleship is expressed in outreach ministries. Both the food pantry and clothes closet of Peace Presbyterian began with member energy and prayer as well as a desire to meet the physical needs of people in Jacksonville.
The food pantry was started in late 2005—literally in a closet—to address the needs of an African immigrant congregation that
Morning Psalm 65
1 Praise is due to you,
O God, in Zion;
and to you shall vows be performed, 2 O you who answer prayer!
To you all flesh shall come. 3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
you forgive our transgressions. 4 Happy are those whom you choose and bring near
to live in your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
January 28, 2015
Eco-Palms partner amid stand of palms in Mexico. —Bryce Wiebe
Presbyterian News Service
It is estimated that nearly a thousand congregations across the country will be waving 1 million ecofriendly palm fronds as Holy Week observances begin this year. As churches of all denominations remember Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem, palm fronds will play a key role. But have you ever wondered where
We live in an interfaith world. This brings challenges and opportunities. Many of us already engage in interfaith partnerships.
World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first week in February of each year, provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to seek fellowship, work together, and celebrate common concerns and values.
Different communities may observe World Interfaith Harmony Week in ways that are appropriate to their situation and relationships. It's a time to lift up existing partnerships and plan special events to highlight our
Westminster John Knox Press
Two new books are now available for the Lenten season from Westminster John Knox Press. Meeting God in Mark from Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of Mark’s Gospel for beginners who may be curious about the Gospels and want to learn more, as well as for those who’ve read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.Also available
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Michael K. Thompson
Columbia Theological Seminary
Recently, The Huffington Post published “An Open Letter to Presidents and Deans of Theological Schools in the United States.” More than thirty African American deans and presidents of Theological Schools signed the letter regarding racial justice issues including Dr. Deborah Flemister Mullen, our Dean of Faculty and Executive Vice President. You may read the letter here.
The Presidents of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, including our Interim President Bill Scheu, wrote a response affirming this call “to arise
New measures are underway after an audit revealed a financial loss for the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium despite record-breaking attendance.
January 27, 2015
Emily Enders Odom
While the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT)—held July 16–20—attained record-breaking attendance of more than 5,000 young people, those numbers don’t tell the full story. The event resulted in a financial loss, even with revenues higher than budgeted.
The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations joins colleagues today recognizing the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
In 2005 the UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Through this commemoration, the UN system and member states of the UN honor the victims of the Nazi era and provide and develop educational programs to help prevent
World Mission partnership brings primary school its first professionally trained teachers.
Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, N.C., and Presbyterian World Mission are working with local partners to provide quality teachers for children at Maleng-Agok Primary School in South Sudan.
Along the U.S.–Mexico border, a Presbyterian congregation becomes home to women and children fleeing violence and poverty.
Rosa shares her story. —Paul Seebeck
Patti was 6 years old when she first heard the sound of a gun—6 years old when she first saw a man killed. Later, when her father was taken away to be brutally tortured, she and her family knew
Betty Nicholson in 1969. —Courtesy of Bob Nicholson.
Elizabeth “Betty” Nicholson died peacefully from cancer January 19.
January 26, 2015
Religion News Service
As protests against police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men continue from coast to coast, religious leaders are spearheading church-based gatherings to find ways to bridge America’s racial divide.