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Faith & Worship
The Executive Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), meeting for its annual retreat at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois, July 27-29, took action on the mission and ministry of the Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
The sounds could be coming from any busy school office responding to the myriad requests of all those who enter the doors.
This year’s Triennium participants will have the opportunity to help youth and families in Asia by giving generously to the offering collected on Wednesday, July 20. These funds will help transform shipping containers headed for landfills into a storm-resistant classroom for students at the National Heroes Institute in Leyte.
Around 40 people, half of whom were homeless, spent last Monday afternoon fishing on the Monterey Bay aboard a luxury yacht. The trip was organized by Sweaty Sheep Ministries, a Santa Cruz church group that plays sports and games to build relationships across socioeconomic groups.
The Rev. Dr. Jack Bartlett Rogers (1934-2016), Moderator of the 213th General Assembly (2001) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and author of nearly 50 published works, died at his home in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday, July 13.
The Rev. Dr. Jason Brian Santos isn’t just playing games. Now he’s designing them, too. His newly-minted card game, UGRAD, is set to debut at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium the week of July 19-23, 2016.
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.
Czech Television (CT2) devoted 90 minutes of programming yesterday afternoon to a liturgical commemoration of national and religious leaders, chief among them the reformers Jan Hus and Jerome of Prague who were executed in 1415 as heretics and are celebrated today as martyrs and champions of faith, intellect and liberty.
Patrice Hatley wears her title well. As coach and coordinator for the Presbytery of Tampa Bay, Hatley’s calling—and among her considerable gifts—is identifying, strengthening, and coaching leaders to serve and to grow Christ’s church.
Mark Hinds, Ed.D., who has been serving as interim publisher for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) since April 2015, has been promoted to the position of publisher effective immediately.