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Church planters in the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) held their final conference here at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort last week (August 7-10). They’ve been coming here since 2003.
‘Love you.’ These were the last words the Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle heard her husband speak as she was preparing to go to New Hampshire for a vacation and before coming here to speak at ‘Living, Dying, Rising,’ the 1001 New Worshiping Communities national gathering.
At “Living, Dying, Rising,” the national gathering for 1001 New Worshiping Communities (1001 NWC) they talked about death. Ninety minutes were devoted to the topic of “dying” during a worship and plenary session.
Worshipers gathered at “Living, Dying, Rising”—the national gathering for 1001 New Worshiping Communities (1001 NWC) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)—were encouraged to “slow down” Tuesday night, “to be in the presence of God,” by walking with Christ on the road to the cross.
We are living in the between of the beginning and the end. Because of our tendency to want to control time—to want to know when things begin and end—life and ministry can be hard.
The 1001 New Worshiping Communities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be live streaming sermons and plenary talks from its national conference here August 7-10 on its 1001 NWC Facebook page.
Bringing rich and poor, black and white, young and old together in communion at the same table is the mission of The Open Table, a 1001 New Worshiping Community of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) planted two years ago by Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri.
In 2014, the Rev. Michael Plank and his spouse, Lauren Grogan, opened a gym named Underwood Park CrossFit in Forth Albany, New York. Now more than 100 members pay a monthly fee to work out physically and spiritually there.
After 170 years on Mt. Hope Avenue, South Presbyterian Church voted to sell its historic building on Easter Sunday 2014, a day chosen by the congregation for its symbolism of resurrection.
The Rev. Michael Gehrling has been hired as Northeast Region Associate for the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) He begins his service August 6 by traveling to the “Living, Dying, Rising” annual 1001 New Worshiping Communities gathering in St. Pete Beach, Florida.