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Faith & Worship

Fear and doubt lead to coffee, conversation and 1001 apprenticeship

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.

Prague ceremony marks the close of Jan Hus anniversary year

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.

Grace Kim, a ‘light of the church,’ celebrates retirement

The Rev. Grace Choon Kim, who has served the PC(USA) for some 34 years—over 25 of those as associate for Korean Curriculum and Resource Development for the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA)—was celebrated at a retirement party here on June 22 by her friends, family, and ministry colleagues who are in Portland for the 222nd General Assembly (2016).

Sakenfeld and Dykstra are honored at Theological Education Awards Breakfast

In an atmosphere permeated with gratitude and punctuated with hope and grace, leaders and educators from across the church gathered for the General Assembly’s Theological Education Awards Breakfast to celebrate two profoundly influential scholars and PC(USA) teaching elders, the Rev. Dr. Katharine Doob Sakenfeld and the Rev. Dr. Craig Dykstra.

Jack Haberer offers roadmap for faithful decision-making

Wise words from the pen and the pastoral heart of a respected Presbyterian writer, the Rev. Jack Haberer, greeted attendees this early morning at the General Assembly breakfast co-sponsored by Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) and the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC).

Doing everything in the way of Jesus

Addressing a full ballroom at the assembly’s Evangelism Breakfast on June 21, the Rev. Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderator of the 222nd General Assembly (2016), proclaimed, “You are my people.”