Faith & Worship

Congregational Ministries Publishing taps Malinda Spencer

Experienced Church Educator Called to Promote and Interpret PC(USA) curriculum by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service Ruling Elder Malinda Spencer, a Christian educator and a past president of the Presbyterian Association of Resource Centers, has been named associate for Curricula Training and Promotion for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Congregational Ministries Publishing(CMP). In her… Read more »

California PC(USA) church opens arms to Syrian congregation

Partnership welcomes ‘brothers and sisters’ in faith into community by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service When Saousan Jarjour came to Costa Mesa, California, the Rev. Tim McCalmont had no idea impact she would have on him. A young woman from Homs, Jarjour came from Syria to study music at Orange Coast Community College. Its… Read more »

Office of Theology and Worship launches new “Theological Conversations” series

Pastoral leaders’ group in Presbytery de Cristo is a powerful witness to the impact of engaging in theological dialogue by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service How times have changed. Historically, Presbyterians and those who stand in the Reformed tradition were bound together primarily by a shared theology and a common theological vocabulary, observes Gary… Read more »

Old Bergen Church making the most of New Beginnings – after 350 years

Neighborhood prayer walks help historic congregation experience new life By Paul Seebeck To the Rev. Jon Brown the congregation he serves, which is about ten minutes away from the World Trade Center, is like “a treasure hidden in a field.” He arrived in Jersey City at Old Bergen Church in 2010. Two years into his leadership… Read more »

What Presbyterians believe: the sacrament of baptism

Baptism is one of two sacraments practiced by Presbyterians; Communion is the other. The act of baptism is deceptively simple—but in a handful of water, there is a deep well of mystery and meaning.

Being Church Together consultation explores multicultural ministry

Church leaders and agencies unite to discuss diversity and immigration issues In response to a directive from the 220th General Assembly (2012), the offices of Immigration Issues and Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) recently held a three-day immigration consultation in St. Petersburg, Fla., called “Being Church Together.” The Rev. Charles Wiley, coordinator Theology and… Read more »