Posts By: Jessica Maudlin

Litany of Lament

by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP Last week I sat on the steps of my front porch, listened to the sound of police helicopters overhead and watched on a friend’s Facebook live as a protest in honor of Breonna Taylor, a young black woman murdered in her home by… Read more »

White Fragility: Reflection from PHP Staff

As part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns purposes to accompany Presbyterians reflecting on decisions as an extension of their faith and values. As a staff we remember our own need for faithful discipleship through continuous education, questioning and discovery. Most recently we have done that by reading the book White… Read more »

Virtual Sunday School Offering

Presbyterians 4 Carbon Dividends and CCL’s Presbyterian Action Team are hosting a Virtual Sunday School on June 7th at 4ET / 1PT. This Virtual Sunday School* has been shared and well received with churches and PC(USA) organizations around the country. It covers: PC(USA) history on climate change action (going back 2 decades, with carbon pricing support over 10… Read more »

PHP at Work Around the World

Check out our new 3 minute video introduction to the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program in the United States and around the world. The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing.

Equal Exchange’s 2020 Summit

Coffee Project Poster The Presbyterian Coffee Project offers a special link between congregations and communities around the world. Churches can now reach out to neighbors overseas not only with the prayers and offerings we give, but with the goods and products we purchase. The basic way a congregation participates is to serve fair trade coffee during fellowship hour… Read more »

A Pentecost Sermon

Pentecost Art installation at Hightstown PC written by Rev. Ashley Drake Mertz, LMFT, Pastor, Grace First Presbyterian Church, Weatherford, TX Pentecost Sunday 5.31.20 from Grace First Presbyterian Church on Vimeo. Sermon begins at 15:25 mark. First Reading:  Numbers 11:16-17; 24-30 Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 Today’s second reading comes from Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, chapter 12, verses… Read more »

Endangered Species Day

Plastic Fast Facts Graphic When God called on Noah to protect all creatures, Noah had no choice which creatures to load on board. All of creation belongs to God, and Noah was merely caretaker. Like Noah, we have a moral responsibility to safeguard all of God’s bio-diverse creation from what scientists are increasingly agreeing is currently happening: a mass… Read more »

Poetic Reflection- Waiting for Angels

Waiting for Angels The secret of waiting is the faith that the seed has been planted, that something has begun.                               –Henri Nouwen Too old to have another child, I sometimes think of Sarah. If angels visit to proclaim astonishing news, I’m determined not to laugh.   At 4:30 a.m. we scan for November Leonid showers…. Read more »

Heritage Sunday

Heritage Sunday always falls on the Sunday closest to May 21, the opening date of the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America in 1789. The Presbyterian Historical Society creates resources to help congregations plan celebrations for  congregation   and learn more about Presbyterian history. This year the Historical Society… Read more »

Deforestation and Covid-19

Many of you may be asking yourself what this  Covid-19 pandemic is attempting to teach us about the state of Mother Nature and the ways in which we relate to her? While acknowledging that people all over the world are suffering from lost employment, diminished incomes and uncertainty, we  are seeing that in slowing down,… Read more »