On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm. It is estimated that 400,000 people still do not have electricity. The most urgent need shared with PDA by Pastors was respite. Learn how you can help.
The SDOP Sunday resource lifts up stories of community building, self-reliance, and hope – stories of God in action. It also provides hymns, liturgical suggestions, and how to access other free SDOP resources that are available to you and your congregation.
The Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness (PNTEH) is a national organization of Presbyterians focusing on how they can alleviate homelessness. PNTEH prepared a bulletin insert that congregations are invited to use on Hunger and Homelessness Sunday, the Sunday preceding Thanksgiving. Includes some statistics and ways that individuals and congregations can get involved.
The five affirmations that frame the Risking Peace report come out of a discernment process begun in 2010 that involved about 100 congregations and presbyteries. The affirmations increase the PCUSA’s teaching of nonviolence for social transformation, while also recognizing how implicated most US citizens are in structural violence (the “isms”) and the violence of several… Read more »
The “We Choose Welcome Action Guide” invites Presbyterians to extend biblical hospitality and stand in solidarity with our refugee neighbors. It includes background, guidance, and resources to help you and your congregation get started in welcoming refugees to our community. (June 2017)