Presbyterian News Service

New Board of Pensions VP of Church Relations deeply rooted in church

The 216th General Assembly (2004) was over. The hall had emptied, and Andy Browne was heading for the door when he was pulled up short by an “environmental mess.” “There was just this mound of paper in the middle of the floor,” Browne said, remembering that day in the Greater Richmond Convention Center. It was all the business of the assembly—in hard copy.

Bossey institute celebrates 70 years of religious training

The Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey is observing its 70th anniversary with notable speakers, creative worship, prayer services and a book launch, over the weekend of September 30 – October 2.

Ohio church opens doors for mission and outreach groups

When members of Canfield (Ohio) Presbyterian Church began raising funds for a remodeling project and addition in 2008 they made sure 10 percent of the capital raised was reserved for mission activities. Several years later, and another remodel of existing facilities, the church opened its mission housing space to those engaged with area service organizations.

Four Presbyterian seminaries among top rated theological institutions

Four seminaries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have been named to the fourth annual list of “Seminaries that Change the World.” The schools are Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary.

Ministerial Teams report their work to Presbyterian Mission Agency Board

The newly formed Ministerial Teams gathered yesterday as part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting and reported their activity to the plenary today. The teams consist of board members, PC(USA) agency and staff representatives working in the topical area being considered.

Board of Pensions names Elizabeth M. Little as church consultant

Elizabeth M. Little has been named church consultant for The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) assigned to Charlotte, North Carolina. She joins the board from the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA), where she was a church support associate.

PC(USA) Board of Pensions nominates new executive team

President Frank C. Spencer has announced a newly formed executive team at The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Establishment of the team streamlines decision making as the board continues to transform so that it can better serve the church in a time of great change.