Camps and Conference Centers

On justice and righteousness

The Rev. Mary Brueggemann, a retired United Church of Christ pastor, began the Presbyterian Association of Musicians conference  Bible study on Justice in the New Testament Tuesday with a quote about the Old Testament.

Peace as a realized eschatology

As part of the first week of the 2019 Presbyterian Association of Musicians Conference being held at Montreat Conference Center, Adam Tice was about to deliver his first Routley Lecture. Just before he began, he was telling a conference participant how he was going to speak about music and peace — and congregational singing and peacemaking. “That person said, ‘Well, first you’re going to have to define what you mean by peace,’” Tice said.

A prophetic vote of confidence

“Peace is not the absence of chaos, but the presence of hope.” That was the message from the Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka Sunday evening during opening worship kicking off week two of the 2019 Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ worship and music conference being held at the Montreat Conference Center.

Changing the church camp culture

For many children, a week at summer church camp meant a time away from parents. It was a space to be yourself, to connect with friends new and old, to spend a week in the outdoors, kayaking or splashing around in the pool. There might be some religion, like daily Scripture lessons or Wednesday night worship, but that was secondary to the games and crafts held throughout the week.

Board of Pensions, Presbyterian Foundation sponsor Well-Being Retreat

Each summer, the Board of Pensions and the Presbyterian Foundation sponsor Well-Being Retreat for active and retired members of the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It offers ministers and other church workers, as well as spouses and surviving spouses, time away from routines to think, breathe, and renew.

In for a penny, in for a pound

On the recommendation of a consultant hired to identify immediate needs at Stony Point Center north of New York City, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board voted Wednesday to spend $630,750 in unrestricted bequests on projects including roof repairs, a sewer line replacement and a commercial-grade electric mower.