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Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation awards more than $137K in grants

Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation’s Board of Directors awarded grants totaling $137,211 to nine Nebraska churches or organizations in April to partially fund projects which support outreach activities to enhance or expand some aspect of their ministry.

Three entities approve diminished revenue estimates

Using technology that performed flawlessly Monday, three entities approved eight recommendations to send to next month’s online General Assembly concerning the impacts of lower than anticipated giving brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Moderator the Rev. Charles A. Hammond dies at 86

The Rev. Charles A. Hammond, who in 1980 was elected Moderator of the 192nd General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, died May 3 in Pasadena, California, at the age of 86. His wife and daughter were at his side.

Maintain that wall

Most Americans want their churches and religious organizations to stay out of politics — most, but not all.

Now is a time to imagine a bold new future

The Governing Board of the National Council of Churches, meeting during the Easter season 2020, sends greetings to all with the eternal message, “Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!”   These joyful words are a balm, especially during these difficult days when the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping over the country, and indeed the entire world, causing illness, death, and the disruption of lives and livelihoods. At the time of our meeting on Tuesday, 3,090,844 people worldwide have tested positive for the virus, and 213,273 have died.