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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.
When the Rev. Dr. Jason Brian Santos became the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s coordinator for Christian Formation a few of years ago, he never dreamed he’d be hosting a conference on the theology of play and tabletop (board) games.
Sixteen-year-old Brandon Earley and his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Neal Carter, chose an unconventional route this summer to grow closer while discussing Scripture, theology and anything else that came to mind during long house spent on a hobby they now share.
Sunday is big celebration day for many Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations around the country.
“Total joy” is how Presbyterian Youth Triennium director Gina Yeager-Buckley remembers one of this year’s experiences. Even though it happened a month ago now, thinking about it gives her energy.
It’s been a month since Holmes Camp & Retreat Center in Holmes, N.Y., made history. Now the camp’s executive director, the Rev. Bryan Breault, is hearing lovely things from the parents of campers from across the country.
As Kaaleah J. from the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia spoke, photos of her father appeared on a screen above the stage in Purdue University’s Eliza Fowler Hall and he could be heard rapping, “When I’m gone, will they remember me?”
Beth-El Farmworker Ministry near Tampa, Fla., feeds the minds, bodies and spirits of farmworkers and their neighbors in need in a variety of ways.
“It’s time to go,” the Rev. CeCe Armstrong told the thousands of people gathered for closing worship Saturday at Presbyterian Youth Triennium. “We often forget that mission starts at home — your own house or your own church. We’ve experienced things here, but if we don’t take them back, the church doesn’t change but you have. Hallelujah!”
The Rev. Johan Daza’s “Here’s My Heart” story tugged at Triennium heartstrings Friday.