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Hunger and Homelessness Sunday – November 12, 2023 Many Presbyterian congregations run homelessness ministries or provide volunteers and funding for nearby shelters. Spurred by the biblical call to house… Read more »
The newly formed Ministerial Teams gathered yesterday as part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting and reported their activity to the plenary today. The teams consist of board members, PC(USA) agency and staff representatives working in the topical area being considered.
Presbyterian Hunger Program Staff Rebecca Barnes (she/her) Coordinator In January 2017, Rev. Rebecca Barnes became the Coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program after serving for 5 years as the… Read more »
We are glad you are a part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)! You’ve found the website for the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We are the mission arm of the Presbyterian church…. Read more »
Whatever your passion… whatever God is calling you to do… you’ll find many opportunities to volunteer or otherwise get involved in the mission and ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)… Read more »
In my last letter, I shared about being an anti-destructivist and what that means in terms of Jenny’s and my work supporting the Latin American Biblical University (UBL, for its initials in Spanish) in its journey promoting climate justice both within the university, in communities around it, and throughout Latin America. Now I can add that the UBL recently received recognition for our work, through a program called “The Blue Flag,” which guides and monitors institutions working to become more sustainable. Areas that the Blue Flag is helping us monitor include the use of electricity, water conservation and waste management.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working with the Presbytery of the Pacific following this week’s fires that killed at least 55 people in Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Earlier this week fires also burned brush on the Big Island of Hawaii, but those fires have been largely controlled.
A panel of New Testament scholars convened by Union Presbyterian Seminary late last month took on the uncomfortable reality that “contrary to popular opinion, the Bible has not always been an ally in the struggle for antiracist work. Though replete with Scriptures that convey God’s vision for a world of equality and justice where every human being is created in the common image of God and viewed as equally valuable, the Bible has also been used for more nefarious ends,” including, as a webinar promotion put it, “theologically justified supremacist thought.”
Ministry candidates talk about them. Moderators share them with session members during meetings. Pastors do sermon series on them. “They” are the Great Ends of the Church — statements crafted in the early 20th century to guide the vision and mission of the Presbyterian Church. But who can recite all six Great Ends? (Be honest.) And what do these Great Ends look like when lived out? Presbyterians Today explores how congregations embrace these guiding principles in ways that show their communities the power of love in action.
Of the 12 entries in our Book of Confessions, odds are you’re most familiar with the Apostles’ Creed. Every branch of Christianity’s family tree accepts it. It’s often recited at baptisms, as it was originally a baptismal creed. And, since it’s only 110 words long, if you have any creed memorized, this is probably the one. But of those 110 words, four have tripped up Christians for centuries: He descended into hell.