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What happens in Vegas leads to ministry in Vegas

What brought the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People to a town widely known by the nickname “Sin City” for its first national committee meeting of the decade and its 50th anniversary year? 

Americans urged to speak up for Cameroon

Representatives from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are encouraging people in the United States to make their voices heard about the need for an end to the conflict in Cameroon.

Webinar to illuminate Cameroon crisis

People looking to gain insight into the human suffering taking place in Cameroon can register to view a free webinar that will be presented at noon Eastern Time Wednesday by various ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Self-Development of People celebrates its 50th anniversary

As we enter the 2020s, the United States finds itself frequently looking back to the early 1970s — a similar time of harsh political polarization, with issues of race and poverty a prominent part of our conversations and a church wondering how to address them.

Presbyterian observers reflect on UN climate talks

Representatives from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its partners have returned from an international climate conference that left some observers disappointed about a lack of aggressive action to protect the Earth.

Epiphany Project reveals community needs

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta wanted to reshape its ministries. Standing in the heart of the city since 1848, becoming the first Presbyterian church to lay roots in Atlanta, the congregation has had a long history of community involvement, from serving breakfasts to the homeless every Sunday to providing safe housing to women, to name a few. Still, it was time to think differently, go further and create ministries that would empower people, ministries that would “walk alongside the community,” says the Rev. Rebekah LeMon, executive pastor.

Challenged by God to do more

How long, O Lord? This anguished cry flows from the mouths of millions of beleaguered folks in this, the richest nation in the world. We hear reports of the wealth of our richest citizens and see on our streets those who have no place to sleep. We pass beggars at intersections with their cardboard signs asking for a pittance. Our star athletes are offered monumental amounts of money to play the sports we so avidly watch, and even those among them who grossly misbehave can afford fines in the millions of dollars.