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The Rev. Morgan Schmidt serves First Presbyterian Church in Bend, Oregon, as the associate pastor of teens and 20-somethings. When she launched the Facebook site Pandemic Partners on March 12, little did she know the extraordinary impact that using crowdsourcing to help fill some of the needs brought on by the coronavirus would have on her Central Oregon community of about 98,000.
Concerned for all the pastors, church educators and parishioners “trying to figure out what church means” in the new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation is sharing “some of the things we are doing to help during this anxious time,” according to PPC President and Publisher David Dobson.
A formal apology by the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy to African Americans for what the presbytery calls “the sin of slavery and its legacy” occurred this month following a “Journey of Reconciliation” last fall to two institutions in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to telling the stories of enslaved black people and those terrorized by lynching and humiliated by Jim Crow.
An array of Lenten resources designed to help congregations, mid councils and individuals mark Jesus’ journey to the cross and, just days later, his victory over the grave, have been gathered into one place on the website of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Christians have an opportunity to raise justice-oriented children and equip them with eyes to see the world the way Jesus sees it.
“Binkle’s Time to Fly,” a new picture book about how to approach challenges, is now available.
“God’s Big Plan,” a new board book by noted Christian educator Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Old Testament scholar Theodore Hiebert, is now available.
Like many pastors, the Rev. Mary Seeger Weese of Midway Presbyterian Church in Midway, Kentucky, had a vision of starting a youth ministry. And, like many pastors, she realized she couldn’t do it alone.
The Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth at Monmouth College in Illinois is looking for 22 high school students who want to think deeply next summer about their theology around environmental justice.
Rather than talk about intergenerational church gatherings, Liz Perraud demonstrated one during a Thursday workshop at the national gathering of the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network, which concludes Friday in the Laws Lodge Conference Center on the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.