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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.
Feedback from cohort groups sponsored by the Office of Christian Formation for Presbyterian Youth Workers Association has been so positive that the organization is considering making it part of it regular life.
The Rev. Dennis C. Benson, a retired Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor who estimates he’s interviewed 15,000 people over a career that’s spanned six decades — everyone from fellow PC(USA) clergy member Fred Rogers to Alice Cooper — was presented a Special Wilbur Award Friday by the Religion Communicators Council.
Flyaway Books has officially released its moving new children’s book “Walking toward Peace: The True Story of a Brave Woman Called Peace Pilgrim” by Kathleen Krull and illustrator Annie Bowler.
Flyaway Books celebrates the release Tuesday of “El maravilloso grano de mostaza” by co-authors Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and illustrator Margaux Meganck.
Tuesday marks the release of “Arthur and the Forgetful Elephant” by Maria Girón.
The Office of Presbyterian Youth and Triennium, in coordination with its ecumenical partners, is announcing a 2021 Lent and Easter daily devotion series titled “Journey to the Cross.” Available through a phone app (d365 daily devotionals) and website, d365.org, it was created for youth, young adults, and anyone interested in practicing prayer and daily biblical reading and reflection.
“For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World,” by author Michael W. Waters and illustrator Keisha Morris from Flyaway Books, has won the first-ever Goddard Riverside Children’s Book Council Youth Book Prize for Social Justice.
The Sunday after Labor Day has always been a big day of celebration for many Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations around the country. But this year the beginning of Christian Education week — which is set aside in the PC(USA) as a reminder of the importance of faith formation and those who teach and plan for another church program year — looks and feels entirely different.
The Educate a Child, Transform the World initiative is encouraging congregations to find ways to support public education as school districts wrestle with how to best serve students during the global pandemic.