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A dead robin and a departed Pop-Pop

Presenting Thursday during a webinar sponsored by the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network, the Rev. Dr. Eileen Lindner discussed what sociologists have labeled “the Bernie Effect,” natural bonds that can form between Millennials and people old enough to be their grandparents, or even great grandparents. What’s going on there resembles the way millions of young people were drawn to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, during his presidential runs in 2016 and 2020.

Older Adult Week begins Sunday

As president of the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network, Michele Hendrix has long been an advocate for the PC(USA)’s Older Adult Week Sunday, which falls on May 3 this year.

What to do about Vacation Bible School?

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators will hold an encore Zoom chat, “What to do about Vacation Bible School,” at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. Part 2, a discussion around modifying traditional VBS  because of COVID-19, was scheduled after a maximum of 100 people joined in last week’s call.

Old school, new school

When members of the Christian Education Committee at Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Versailles, Kentucky, met to discuss options for their children during the pandemic, they decided to try something radical.

Practicing lifelong discipleship formation during COVID-19

As more than 50 pastors and other church leaders explored together “Lifelong Discipleship Formation” —  which is one of the Seven Marks of Vital Congregations — it became apparent that during the coronavirus crisis they are discovering new ways to help people live out their Christian faith.

Varied, far-flung mission is envisioned over the next two years

Proposed budgets for the Presbyterian Mission Agency — about $61.2 million in 2021 and about $62.9 million for 2022 — will allow the agency two more years to continue the Matthew 25 focus and to carry out no small number of other worthy ministries, too.

New COVID-19 QuickSheets available from youth workers, Christian formation ministries

With youth across the nation stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, two new “Quicksheets” resources from the Presbyterian Youth Workers’ Association provide ideas for youth ministry leaders and parents that help young people to “look beyond themselves and love their neighbors while they’re at home.”   

Remote faith formation for the long haul

With church doors closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Christian Formation has released a five-page document entitled: “Remote Faith Formation …  For the Long Haul.”