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The Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, a pioneer and legend in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), died Wednesday, Aug. 8. She was the Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and the first African-American woman ordained as a minister of Word and sacrament in the former United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She was also a minister member of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.
Marking its 65th year, this year’s iteration of Synod School, the midsummer ministry of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, drew more than 600 for a week of worship, classes, fun and fellowship on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Charitable giving is not a one-time act but a work in progress for Steve and Sarah Mato, members of Providence Presbyterian Church in Parker, Colorado, southeast of Denver.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Pensions has earned a spot on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s list of 2018 Best Places to Work. Employers throughout the Philadelphia region compete annually for this honor.
Libby McAliley served for 23 years as a Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS) missionary in the Belgian Congo. She completed a Masters of Christian Education in 1959 and received a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1973. That same year, McAliley became the first woman in South Carolina to be ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to announce the release of Together at the Table: Diversity without Division in The United Methodist Church from Karen P. Oliveto, the first openly LGBTQ bishop in the UMC.
Faith-based organizations have been at the forefront of calls to accelerate HIV testing and treatment for children and adolescents. As gaps in infection and treatment between adults and children have become more apparent, there are now more concerted efforts to “super fast-track” services for children. But will they be enough?
Only 33 percent of members and 22 percent of ministers strongly agree that their church is spiritually vital and alive, according to a recently released research report by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). But what does it mean for a congregation to be vital and alive?
Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to announce the release of Loving and Leaving a Church: A Pastor’s Journey. Barbara Melosh’s story was a common one. A second-career seminarian, she arrived at her first pastorate brimming with enthusiasm and high hopes.
Flyaway Books is proud to announce their partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center on a powerful upcoming children’s book called For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by pastor, scholar, and activist Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters.