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Young Adult Volunteers
The Church’s annual Pentecost Offering supports ministries that help children at risk, youth and young adults through the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
It’s truly a ‘virtual world’ when someone born and raised in South Carolina can work full-time in Portland, Maine, while also serving as a virtual Young Adult Volunteer fellow with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Louisville, Kentucky.
As a student of social and health psychology at Presbyterian-related Davidson College, from which she graduated in 2019, Langley Hoyt knew her own mind best of all — not to mention her hands and feet.
Near the end of Tuesday’s episode of “Just Talk Live,” peace activist Kathryn Fleisher reflected on how community members united after a mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue in 2018.
The latest episode of “Just Talk Live” aired Tuesday with the specter of yet another police-involved shooting of a Black man looming overhead.
This is it. The hard conversation. You’re prepared to lead your church group in the difficult work of antiracism. You’ve researched the perfect book. You’ve got the webinar cued up. You have your difficult but necessary questions prepared. But have you done your own work?
Discussing environmental justice and the church prompted Sara Lisherness to reflect on her daughter’s childhood.
On the eve of its one-year anniversary, “Just Talk Live” took on the topic of AAPI hate, with a trio of guests who affirmed that racism against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is nothing new and that the church has a role to play in stopping it.
In its 30-year history, the Young Adult Volunteer program has produced future ministers of word and sacrament, ruling elders, educators and leaders of nonprofit organizations. But in this special virtual year some are getting the opportunity to learn in-depth about the Presbyterian Mission Agency and its ministries.
Victoria Alexander, 22, is passionate about working with and learning from women leaders, so she jumped at the chance to be part of a Presbyterian delegation to the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.