The last thing that Laura Raffle wants to do on Valentine’s Day is have dinner out at a crowded restaurant.
“Although we of course recognize the holiday, I find Valentine’s Day to be a bit overrated in terms of romantic love,” says Raffle, a member of the 1,300-member First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in historic downtown Charleston, S.C. “What I really love is the fact that it’s a fun day for my kids to get a special treat and to make Valentine’s Day cards, especially my four-year-old daughter, who is just learning how to write. For me it’s all about showing my love
Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP), the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s publisher of curriculum and other faithful educational resources for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is once again offering an easy-to-use, online catalog.
Travelers, not unexpectedly, arrive with baggage. And as pastors and church leaders regularly navigate the daily landscape of life and ministry under tremendous pressure and stress, they may find themselves carrying more than their usual share to the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s annual Disciple-Making Church Conference on January 16.
Presbyterians believe that baptism envelops our lives as Christians. As part of the covenant community, we baptize children as they grow into their faith. Believers are baptized as they make a decision to enter the covenant community and to follow Christ. When Christians die, we say that they have completed their baptism in death.
Who could be more vulnerable than a young girl in first-century Palestine, unmarried, and told that she is soon to be the mother of the Son of God? Who could feel more helpless than a young man who discovers that his soon-to-be wife has been made pregnant through the Holy Spirit?
January event to feature Aaron and Ayana Teter by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE – The Revs. Aaron and Ayana Teter, both teaching elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have joined the conference leadership for “Abide in Me… A Spiritual Purging,” the 2017 Disciple-Making Church Conference. The Teters, both graduates of Austin… Read more »
The 2016 Season of Peace is underway and Presbyterian churches began the month-long emphasis on Sunday with the theme “Come to the Table of Peace.” The emphasis is designed to encourage congregations to seek or enhance their focus on becoming peacemakers.
By intentionally combining its Sunday school and children’s choir programming into a new Sunday Club—an expanded, holistic 90-minute session on Sunday mornings for elementary-age children—First Presbyterian Church of Dallas hopes to involve many more children and families in its ministries of faith formation.