Twenty-two Young Adult Volunteers who have agreed to give a year of service for a lifetime of change were commissioned online Sunday in a service that featured stirring, comforting and challenging words by both the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II and the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett.
For Monday’s Between Two Pulpits broadcast, Dr. William McConnell, interim director of Special Offerings, celebrated the start of the Young Adult Volunteer program year by talking to two YAV alums who were equal parts passionate and practical about their own YAV experiences.
A Young Adult Volunteer working this year with a youth group at a church in Dundee, Scotland, sees parallels between an aging Church of Scotland and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — with both churches having an opportunity to pivot in order to appeal more broadly to people of all ages.
Although the branches of their respective family trees are heavily laden with Presbyterian pastors and elders, Akilah Hyrams and Noah Westfall — both alums of the PC(USA)’s Young Adult Volunteer program — are pursuing a different calling.
At least for now.
It was a bit of an old home week Thursday for A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast, which dropped its most recent edition on Thursday. Listen to the podcast, hosted each week by the Rev. Lee Catoe and Simon Doong, by clicking here. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice put on the weekly podcast.
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23:42