Presbyterian News Service

Way Forward Commission meets at Columbia Theological Seminary

The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered at Columbia Theological Seminary March 5-7, 2017 for its second face-to-face meeting. Commissioners discussed the work and progress of subgroups, took action to ensure collaboration and communication with the Six Agency Review Committee, and mapped their future course of action.

La Gran Carpa 2017 se enfocará en «Raza, Reconciliación y Reforma»

El pueblo presbiteriano de todo el país está invitado a vivir su fe en La Gran Carpa 2017 en St. Louis, Missouri. Esta reunión bienal tendrá lugar del 6 al 8 de julio, en el campus de la Universidad de Washington. El tema «Raza, Reconciliación y Reforma», enfatizará la esperanza del evangelio y su poder de transformar la sociedad de nuestro actual contexto cultural, que está marcado por la ansiedad, la división racial, la animosidad política y la desigualdad econó

Presbyterian ministers break the silence about their fertility journey

The joyful update came in the form of a YouTube video posted to Facebook. Jenna and Patrick Heery shared their pregnancy announcement on February 13 titled, “Our Infertility Journey to a Double Rainbow.” The video documents the couple’s struggle to achieve a full-term pregnancy after several losses.

ACSWP and Foothills Presbytery hold conversations on church’s public witness

Teams from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and Foothills Presbytery in upstate South Carolina met Saturday, February 18 through Tuesday, February 21. The two groups gathered to discuss differences of opinion on how the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should make known its Christian social witness.

Comité de revisión de las seis agencias culmina su primera reunión

El Comité de Revisión de las Seis Agencias comisionado por la 222a Asamblea General (2016) de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) se reunieron aquí esta semana para comenzar el proceso de discernimiento sobre sus metas y escuchar a los representantes de las seis agencias que conforman la denominación.

Presbyterians stand with Jewish community after cemetery vandalism, threats

Vandalism in two Jewish cemeteries in recent weeks has not only caused concern in the Jewish community, but also among interfaith partners working to confront religious-based violence. Members of the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy in St. Louis and the Presbytery of Philadelphia have come alongside Jewish partners to offer support.

WJK launches first book in its new children’s program

Westminster John Knox Press (WJK) will release the first in a brand new line of children’s books this May. Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is a creative retelling of three popular Jesus parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin and the prodigal son.

Martha H. Reisner named church consultant in Mid-Atlantic region

Martha H. Reisner has been named Church Consultant for The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), assigned to the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. She joins the Board from Capital Region Theological Center (CRTC), where she was Executive Director.