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One Oklahoma church has adopted a unique format in its effort to confront personal and societal racism. Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City began a 10-week “Racism and Racists Anonymous” discussion group Feb. 15 and will conclude on the Wednesday following Easter.
Lisle Gwynn Garrity has the ‘great privilege’ of being both an artist and a minister. In her work as founder and creative director of Sanctified Art, Gwynn Garrity leads art retreats and does live paintings during worship at congregations around the country.
Un cheque para la Beca DREAM de $ 10,000 fue presentado al Sínodo de Boriquen en Puerto Rico para mejorar las tecnologías de aprendizaje a distancia en el Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico (SEPR). Tony De La Rosa, Director Ejecutivo Interino de la Agencia Presbiteriana de la Misión, ofreció el cheque a la Presidenta del SEPR, Dra. Doris J. García Rivera, durante la sesión plenaria de la tarde en la reunión de la Junta de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión (PMAB).
A trilogy of ordinary people is creating some extraordinary results in a San Juan neighborhood. This was beautifully illustrated by three special guests of the World Mission Competencies in Domestic Ministry ministerial team during the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting in San Juan last week.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board concluded its spring 2017 meeting today, looking ahead to further discussion on the structure of the board and its relationship to findings and recommendations of the Way Forward Commission.
The eight ministerial teams of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) met at various locations around the city yesterday—including several churches and the Presbyterian seminary—as they conducted their business and heard from local religious leaders. The teams met as one component of the Board’s spring 2017 meeting in Puerto Rico.
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) began the third and final day of its March 21–23 meeting “still riding a lovely high” from the previous night’s service of worship,” in the words of the Rev. Wilson Kennedy, COGA’s vice moderator.
After months of effort, and a mandate by the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, a comprehensive grant system has been implemented for the Presbyterian Mission Agency. The new processes have been in place since March 1, and are being further described to members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico this week.
Hundreds of people packed the sanctuary of Iglesia Presbiteriana de Puerto Nuevo on Wednesday evening to celebrate and worship. It was an historic gathering of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and Office of the General Assembly. This was the first time the interim executive director, Stated Clerk and Co-Moderators had worshipped together in Puerto Rico.
Members of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board gathered this morning in a joint session, joining staff members in a series of “Community Conversations” to discuss how the church can move forward during changing times. Among the issues discussed were cultural shifts, the decline in church membership, and faithfulness and sustainability within the church.