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Below Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church’s name on the church’s sign, it says, “Established 1857 by Abolitionists.”
For each of the past few years, a trio of Korean- and English-language congregations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Community Church of Seattle with campuses in and around Seattle has hosted a communitywide Vacation Bible School called Toon Town. This summer, on the heels of the long and difficult coronavirus pandemic, Community Church of Seattle invites congregations across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to join for an online VBS it’s calling Hero Academy.
Two new resources focused on the mental health and wellness of youth are now available for free download from the Office of Presbyterian Youth and Triennium.
In the late 1980s, when I was serving as a youth group leader in my local congregation, my pastor invited me to attend a gathering that I recognize now as the early stages of a new movement for youth in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Even as I was being drawn headlong into the phenomenon that was — and still is — the Presbyterian Youth Triennium, I had no idea how the lens through which I viewed the PC(USA) was about to change.
The Church’s annual Pentecost Offering supports ministries that help children at risk, youth and young adults through the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
“Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living,” curriculum that’s meant for the entire congregation and will be rolled out in July, is “a big, bold thing. I’m excited to tell you about it,” Katie Snyder, who’s a certified Christian educator, curriculum specialist and POINT coordinator for the PC(USA) Store, told participants during an Association of Presbyterian Church Educators webinar Thursday.
The 2022 version of Presbyterian Youth Triennium will feature a Matthew 25 framework, activities that will extend a full year following Triennium and enough innovation to send thousands of high schoolers and young adults scurrying to register — once registration goes live this winter.
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.