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Matthew 25

Congregation fights hunger in greater St. Louis

As a Hunger Action Congregation, Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church is taking aim at food insecurity in greater St. Louis by providing food for school children and other vulnerable populations.

If we build it, they will sleep

No one knows exactly how many children in the tri-county area around Detroit (Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties) are lacking a bed of their own, but it is likely the number is in the thousands, according to the nonprofit Building Beds 4 Kids.

Balmoral Presbyterian Church

In 2011, an African American congregation, Circle of Faith Christian Church, approached our church with the need for space. We welcomed them, and our building is now home to us… Read more »

Matthew 25 at Union Presbyterian Church

Union Presbyterian Church recently returned from a weekend-long all-church retreat. Twenty-seven members, ages 3 through 70, gathered at Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center and began our discussions on this year’s… Read more »

Ridley Park Presbyterian Church

After hearing the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett speak at a recent presbytery meeting this summer, Ridley Park Presbyterian Church was inspired to accept the invitation from the Presbyterian Mission Agency… Read more »

First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, we had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our repaired and restored 18-foot-by-10-foot stained glass window that depicts Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. The event, sponsored by… Read more »

Preaching and praying from the darkness of our time

As a boy growing up in Brazil, the Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes said he was afraid of the dark. At bedtime it comforted him that his father had the light on in the next room. “I could see the light where he was, and that was my resting place,” said Carvalhaes, associate professor of worship at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, during last week’s “Responding to an Exodus: Gospel Hospitality and Empire” celebration of 35 years of ministry by Presbyterian Border Region Outreach’s Frontera de Cristo. Carvalhaes led a Friday morning workshop he called “Preaching from the Darkness” at First Presbyterian Church in Douglas, Arizona.