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Board of Pensions creates sacred space for prayer and worship

The morning sun broke through the clouds, illuminating an exquisite glass font, communion vessels, and the handcrafted table on which they rest. The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) dedicated these beautiful liturgical furnishings, along with a pulpit, in a worship service on Sept. 26. The furnishings are a reminder that the Board of Pensions is Church — that for more than 300 years the Board and its predecessors have cared for Presbyterian ministers and their families.

Kentucky Supreme Court rules in defamation case

The Kentucky Supreme Court today ruled to send back to a lower court a defamation case filed by a former employee against the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In a 4–3 ruling, Kentucky’s highest court returned the case — filed by former Presbyterian Mission Agency employee the Rev. Eric Hoey — to Jefferson Circuit Court to determine whether it is a matter for the Church to decide or whether the case should be tried in civil court.

Calling for great church photos for PC(USA) calendar!

The Presbyterian Planning Calendar, a beloved publication of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is seeking photo submissions from congregations, mid councils, camps, conference centers and education centers for use in its 2019–2020 edition.

Building a culture of generosity

“Stewardship is about the joyous discipline of giving thanks,” says Robert Hay Jr. of the Presbyterian Foundation. Comparing joyous discipline with a “runner’s high” where the mind body and spirit start clicking after months or even years of disciplined training, Hay says the discipline of stewardship can bring true joy in giving.

Examining stewardship in racial and ethnic communities

The Rev. Dr. James Reese, now approaching the 70th anniversary of his ordination in the Presbyterian Church, believes learning about stewardship is a cross-cultural exercise. He asserts approaches to charitable giving, especially in the context of the church, are formed by a community ethos — and he has the data to back it up.

New A Corp. Board takes first major action

Mike Miller has been named the Acting Senior Director of Shared Services and CFO for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, sometimes called “A Corp.” or “the Church Corporation.”