Presbyterian News Service

Warning: Heavy lifting ahead

Told by the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly that they’re in “for some heavy lifting” helping the 21st century church adapt “to a world that’s changing quickly every day,” members of the Moving Forward Implementation Commission got a clearer picture of what’s expected of them during their first in-person meeting Monday at the Presbyterian Center.

Remembering history builder William B. Miller

William Bayard Miller joined the church triumphant on December 14, 2018, at age 94. When I learned of his passing, I was saddened by the loss of a dear friend, colleague, and mentor who served the church from 1957 until his retirement in 1989.

Reissuing the call for great church photos for PC(USA) calendar!

The Presbyterian Planning Calendar, a beloved publication of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is seeking photo submissions from congregations, mid councils, camps, conference centers and education centers for use in its 2019–2020 edition.

Connecting with the neighbors

Late in 2018 the Korean Church of Boston, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), helped to put on the Seventh Korean Cultural Festival, an event the congregation uses as part of what it calls an “ongoing effort to connect with our neighbors.”

Chrismons: What’s in a name?

Anthropologists believe you can tell what is important to a community based on how many names they have for the same thing. The Inuit people who live in northern Canada have 50 words to describe snow. Each word describes a slightly different classification of snow, like “aqilokoq” for softly falling snow and “piegnartoq” for snow that’s good for sledding.

More Light Presbyterians plans to ordain full-time staff positions

The Board of Directors for More Light Presbyterians, a group working toward the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has voted to make the organization’s full-time staff positions eligible for ordination as validated ministries.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation crosses border into Mexico

It’s been a long four months for Marleny and her family. Since Aug. 28, she, her daughter, son-in-law and nine-year-old grandson have been on the road from El Salvador to the U.S. border. They’ve been at the Mexico-U.S. border for two weeks and are still waiting to talk with border officials.