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Worshiping Communities

Ministerio de habla hispana revitaliza la Iglesia Presbiteriana en la Florida

Todo empezó en Pittsburgh con un emparedado de Primanti Brothers. Cuando el Rvdo. Dr. Clinton «Clint» Cottrell, pastor y jefe de personal de la Iglesia Presbiteriana Cypress Lake en Fort Myers, Florida, se sentó en la famosa cadena de emparedados durante la 220ª Asamblea General (2012) para partir el pan con su colega del Presbiterio Peace River, el Rvdo. Miguel Estrada, su sueño desde hace mucho tiempo tomó forma.

Fear and doubt lead to coffee, conversation and 1001 apprenticeship

Since 2009, Anna Hackett has been discerning a call to serve women who are recovering from sex trafficking and prostitution. It’s a call that seems obvious to everyone else, she says; yet it’s one she’s questioned, prayed about and tried to accomplish in her own strength for the past seven years.

Spanish-speaking ministry invigorates Florida Presbyterian church

It all began in Pittsburgh over a Primanti Brothers sandwich. When the Rev. Dr. Clinton “Clint” Cottrell, pastor and head of staff at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers, Florida, sat down at the famed sandwich chain during the 220th General Assembly (2012) to break bread with his Peace River Presbytery colleague, the Rev. Miguel Estrada, their long-held dream took shape.

New worshiping community pastor receives seminary debt assistance

As the Rev. Dana Vaughn was completing her studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) was innovating several new initiatives designed to allow Vaughn—and a new generation of risk-taking pastors like her—to change and transform the world through their ministries, all while freed from the burden of educational debt.

New worshiping community started by dwindling New York congregation creates hope

In Manhattan, a new worshiping community is being formed thanks to a nearly 140-year-old church that has taken seriously its belief that all God’s people are holy. Founded in 1887, Jan Hus Presbyterian Church had always been eager to invite the most marginalized people in the city. But the congregation had dwindled in numbers, down to fewer than 12 worshippers.