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Brief questionnaire seeks information from church educators

The Office of the General Assembly (OGA) wants to hear from all who are currently serving, have served, or have retired from service in the field of Christian education or Christian formation. The OGA has partnered with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Research Services to create a brief questionnaire to gather this information. The questionnaire should take about five minutes to complete.

The PC(USA), A Corporation’s rosy financial picture has but one thorn

Ian Hall, who began work in June as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, had a rosy financial report Friday to share with the A Corp Board in a report covering the first seven months of 2021.

An ‘our’ way of thinking

While the Administrative Services Group, which provides back-office functions for agencies in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has plenty to do in the coming months — not the least among them coordinating the $2.4 million renovation of the Presbyterian Center ahead of the 225th General Assembly next summer — Kathy Lueckert said Thursday she’s thinking of the word “our” as a guiding light for working efficiently and effectively with client partners and sister agencies.

PC(USA) webinar will focus on ‘citizenship for all’

After a short hiatus, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Welcoming the Stranger webinar series returns this week with an episode focused on the movement for citizenship for all undocumented immigrants.

‘We are tearing down the Creation God has given to us’

On the eve of a United Nations report released Monday that predicts dire and nearly immediate consequences to human health and safety due to global warming, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II told the Presbyterians for Earth Care conference Sunday that it’s high time we started treating the Earth in a way that’s more respectful of the God of life, “who tapped us on the shoulder this morning and breathed another breath of life on us.”

21st century ministry in a repurposed denominational HQ

Like the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Office of the General Assembly has been rethinking what it means to do ministry in the 21st century, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), told PMA board members Wednesday.

‘Keep our eyes fixed firmly on the prize, not on the politics’

Friday’s online appearance by Co-Moderator Elona Street-Stewart gave the Presbytery of East Iowa the chance to hear from one of the PC(USA)’s top leaders and to share some of the antiracism work going on in churches around the presbytery.

It’s a matter of record

Helping churches determine what’s an important congregational record and what can be stashed somewhere or even recycled was at the heart of Thursday’s webinar put on by the Presbyterian Historical Society, “Saving your Congregation’s Records.” Watch the webinar here.