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Camps and Conference Centers

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.

Engagement grants available to PC(USA) seminarians

Thanks to a partnership with Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Financial Aid for Service, Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) has grants available for PC(USA) seminary students to attend an upcoming worship and leadership conference at Montreat June 23-28.

Go and build kinder, more compassionate communities

Nearly 1,000 college-aged students and their UKirk pastors and leaders began the new year together at the annual College Conference held last month at the Montreat Conference Center in Monreat, N.C.

Working on our blind spots

Catey Gans, a junior studying public health at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., said the 2019 College Conference at Montreat “was all about compassion” and helped students “focus on their blind spots.”

‘We weren’t arrested — we were rescued’

By simply sharing their heartrending personal stories Friday night, two inmates at the nearby Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women hit just the right note near the close of the 2019 College Conference at Montreat.

Bread, oil and resurrection

Touching once again on the theme of a God who draws the circle wider than we might expect or be comfortable with, the Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle on Thursday took worshipers attending the 2019 College Conference at Montreat through the 1 Kings 17 account of Elijah, the widow of Zarephath (Queen Jezebel’s hometown) — and the widow’s son, whom God through the prophet restores to life.

The early 20s — the perfect age for leadership

Eboo Patel, an interfaith leader in his own right, told the 1,000 or so Presbyterian students attending the 2019 College Conference at Montreat Thursday stories of how his friends, colleagues and mentors are using innovation and chutzpah to bridge religious divides and even save lives when government can’t.

Giving God a divine shout-out and a high five

When we see the world through the eyes of love, compassion and mercy – the way the Good Samaritan did – it’s like giving God a divine shout-out and a high five.