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A lifetime of change — and acceptance

The Rev. Ashley McFaul-Erwin would not likely be a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  today if she’d stayed in her homeland of Northern Ireland — and never found the Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) program.

Presbyterian Hunger Program awards almost 50 COVID-19 grants

Recognizing a rapid increase in demand for food assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program has announced $113,000 in grants to help churches and community groups weather the coronavirus storm and build capacity to address hunger.

Building the household of God with children, youth and young adults

Take a minute to look back on your life. Who all have you lived with? In the earliest parts of our lives, we might live with parents or grandparents or other caring adults. Perhaps siblings. Over the years, we might live with friends and extended family, family of choice or even sometimes with strangers. And sometimes we might find ourselves living alone.

SDOP support prepared Detroit group to respond to COVID-19

In 2013, We the People of Detroit went to work addressing the immediate needs of residents who had their water shut off, often for dubious reasons, in the midst of the Motor City’s historic bankruptcy. Leaders such as Monica Lewis-Patrick and Debra Taylor were digging into their own pockets to buy water and deliver it out of the backs of their cars — sometimes recruiting neighborhood youth with reputations for making trouble to carry the loads up more than a dozen flights of stairs.

New COVID-19 QuickSheets available from youth workers, Christian formation ministries

With youth across the nation stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, two new “Quicksheets” resources from the Presbyterian Youth Workers’ Association provide ideas for youth ministry leaders and parents that help young people to “look beyond themselves and love their neighbors while they’re at home.”   

One Great Hour of Sharing ministries provide support during the pandemic

In a world beset by disaster, hunger, and oppression, One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is dedicated to aiding the millions of people who lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. Never has this been more prescient than in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.