Presbyterian News Service

Former Stated Clerk Parsons pens ‘Our Connectional Church’

Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to announce the publication of Our Connectional Church: The Hopeful Future of the PC(USA) from Gradye Parsons with a foreword by Frank Clark Spencer. From Spring City, Tennessee, to Atlanta, Georgia, Parsons explores the unique faith traditions of four Presbyterian churches, demonstrating the diversity of ministry done by Presbyterians today.

World Council of Churches calls for just peace and an end to impunity in the Holy Land

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned use of excessive violence by Israeli forces against civilian protestors in Gaza during last week in which many have lost their lives or lost their loved ones, and is particularly worried that some Christians are celebrating the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as a gift from God, despite the disruptively provocative nature of this move.

PC(USA) Co-Moderator issues statement on move of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

The Rev. T. Denise Anderson, Co-Moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), recently returned from two weeks in Israel and Palestine as part of the Mosaic of Peace conference, a biennial event sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. Anderson raised several concerns in regard to the peace process and in light of yesterday’s move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Applications now being accepted for Church Financial Leadership grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Presbyterian Foundation’s Church Financial Leadership Grant program. Applicants must be a pastor, commissioned ruling elder, (CRE), or leader of a 1001 New Worshiping Community within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off on Mother’s Day

After months of planning, the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” officially begins on Mother’s Day. The campaign, a continuation of the initiative launched by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago, is calling for direct action at statehouses across the country as well as the U.S. Capitol.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

During the heyday of PBS’s “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” even a lot of Presbyterians did not know that the mild-spoken host of the popular PBS children’s program was a clergyman, indeed, no doubt the most famous living Presbyterian in all the world.

La Junta de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión elige a Diane Moffett como presidenta y directora ejecutiva

La Junta de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión(PMAB) votó unánimemente hoy para solicitar a la 223ª Asamblea General (2018) en St. Louis este verano la confirmación de la Rev. Dra. Diane Moffett para un mandato de cuatro años como presidenta y directora ejecutiva de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión, una de las seis agencias de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.).

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board elects Diane Moffett as president and executive director

The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) voted unanimously today to ask General Assembly 223 (2018) meeting in St. Louis this summer to confirm its election of the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett to a four-year term as president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, one of the six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)