Presbyterian News Service

Kentucky Council of Churches joins ‘Higher Ground Moral Day of Action’

Faith leaders and activists gathered today on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort demanding legislatures uphold the values and principles upon which the United States was founded. The group of 80 progressive clergy and supporters joined similarly-timed “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” demonstrations around the country asking elected officials to apply guidelines present in the Constitution, Bible, Quran and other holy texts to policy making.

What’s next for NEXT Church?

Sparked by the belief that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can be a place for vibrant theological discussion, spiritual growth and evangelistic courage, the renewal group NEXT Church has been fostering conversations since 2010.

Remembering 9/11: Fifteen years of healing

For the Rev. Jon Walton, September 2001 was supposed to mark the start of a new ministry. He had just become pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of the City of New York and his first sermon was September 9th. But any anxiety about his new job quickly evaporated two days later when two planes flew into the World Trade Center claiming more than 2,600 lives.

PC(USA) seminary news – September 2016

A compilation of news from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries including Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, San Francisco Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary; and other pertinent seminary news.

Union Presbyterian Seminary student finds her fit at Charlotte extension

While there may no longer be a standard path for those who enter seminary, Lucy Crain’s journey has taken her to places few will ever see. The second year student at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s satellite campus in Charlotte, North Carolina says until recently she never anticipated she’d be studying for ministry.

Tireless Presbyterian advocate dies in Pittsburgh

The Rev. Eugene Blackwell died yesterday following complications from bone cancer. He was 43. A graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, he served as founding pastor of House of Manna in Pittsburgh beginning in 2009, and as assistant minister to North Way Christian Community.

PC(USA) reports mid-year growth in congregational giving

Reversing several years of a downward trend in congregational giving, a report today from to the Audit and Finance committees of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board showed 2016 mid-year giving at $2,794,449, which is an increase of $1,000,699 over the budgeted $1,793,750, and $610,021 over last year’s mid-year mark.