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‘Gravitating toward an ethos of possibility and hope’

To be relevant in the 21st century, the church must read scripture differently — to determine who is left out of the biblical texts and reach out to those people, the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II told Seattle Presbytery Tuesday night in a thunderous sermon that electrified a full house at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery pastors turn pain of discovery to action

In March 2015, the Rev. Ed Kang and the Rev. Earl Arnold of Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery, visited the No Gun Ri Peace Park, the site of a tragic killing of civilians in the early days of the Korean War. Deeply moved, they vowed to take action. Two years later they returned with the entire Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) standing alongside them.

Christmas Greetings from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly

Office of the General Assembly THE REV. DR. J. HERBERT NELSON, II STATED CLERK OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isa…. Read more »

Saludos de Navidad de la Secretario Permanente de la Asemblea General

Oficina de la Asamblea General EL REVERENDO DR. J. HERBERT NELSON, II SECRETARIO PERMANENTE DE LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL «Nos ha nacido un niño, Dios nos ha dado un hijo: a ese niño se le ha dado el poder de gobernar; y se le darán estos nombres: Consejero admirable, Dios invencible, Padre eterno, Príncipe de paz.»… Read more »

크리스마스 인사말 총회 정서기

총회 사무국 Office of the General Assembly 허버트 넬슨 목사 THE REVEREND DR. J. HERBERT NELSON, II 총회 정서기 STATED CLERK OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 이는 한 아기가 우리에게 났고 한 아들을 우리에게 주신 바 되었는데 그의 어깨에는 정사를 메었고 그의 이름은 기묘자라, 모사라, 전능하신 하나님이라, 영존하시는 아버지라, 평강의 왕이라 할 것임이라. (이사야 9:6) 저는… Read more »

Presbyterian Peace Delegation visits No Gun Ri massacre site

War lives on in the pain of its survivors and their families long after the violence ends. Members of a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) peace delegation saw the pain in the eyes of more than a dozen South Koreans who were forever changed by the impact of the massacre at No Gun Ri.

PC(USA) peace delegation to visit South Korea in November

A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) peace delegation will travel to South Korea in November in response to Overture 12-01 and Committee Referral 12-13 that focus on the reunification of the Korean Peninsula and the need to build upon the increasing momentum toward peace. They were adopted at General Assembly 222 (2016) in Portland.

Hands & Feet initiative launched in St. Louis

The genesis of the Hands & Feet initiative came from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Stated Clerk, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, after his experience at the 222nd General Assembly (2016) in Portland. He had never seen so many homeless people in one place.