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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation Board of Directors welcomed new members and elected a new co-chair during a Thursday online meeting.
Ruling Elder Marj Carpenter, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 207th General Assembly (1995), a tireless supporter and interpreter of mission and for 15 years director of the Presbyterian News Service, died Saturday in Big Spring, Texas, following a long illness. She was 93.
The Rev. Richard Avery, half of the Avery and Marsh songwriting duo along with his longtime collaborator Don Marsh, died March 15 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 85.
Among the winners announced Thursday during the Associated Church Press’ 2019 Best of the Church Press Awards was the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II.
Robin Bachman has three words to describe the 2020 census process, which gets under way in earnest this week with a mass mailing: it’s important, safe and easy.
Owing to the coronavirus, Seattle Presbytery’s co-executive presbyters are urging Seattle-area churches to cancel worship services Sunday, March 8 — and perhaps several Sundays after that.
Jane Adelle (Thompson) Mead, age 88, died peacefully Thursday with her husband of 67 years, her oldest son and her pastor by her side in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
A committee considering the future of per capita and financial sustainability in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued its preliminary report — meeting its Dec. 31, 2019 deadline.
Anyone with kids and a television set knows Fred Rogers. Three generations of children have grown up with “Mister Rogers” — the friendly sweater-and-sneakers-clad grownup who talks frankly about feelings and invites them to be part of his TV “neighborhood.” What is less widely known is that Fred Rogers is a Presbyterian minister, ordained in 1962 by Pittsburgh Presbytery.
Though the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a relatively small denomination compared to Baptists or Methodists, Hollywood has paid plenty of attention to Presbyterian clergy.