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Film screening coming to the Presbyterian Center

The Presbyterian Center in Louisville, Kentucky, will host a screening of the film “1963-Still: Same Shot” from 3 p.m. through 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Nov. 20.

Pittsburgh Seminary awarded $1.25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish its Faith Forming Families Network

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has received a grant of $1.25 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Faith Forming Families Network (F3 Network), an innovation lab that will “rebuild the neighborhood” — one of mutual care and flourishing as envisioned by the seminary’s most notable alumnus, the Rev. “Mister” Fred Rogers ’62.

The PC(USA)’s Advocacy Committee for Women and Gender Justice has ideas for covering worship leadership for 12 weeks of family leave

Last year, commissioners to the 225th General Assembly approved a recommendation by the Family Leave Policy Task Force — later ratified by the presbyteries — to provide ministers a minimum of 12 weeks of paid family medical leave. The Advocacy Committee for Women and Gender Justice has published the resource below to help congregations — especially smaller congregations — with ideas for seeking out worship leadership during each of those 12 weeks.  

The PC(USA)’s Pentecost Offering supports ‘Belonging Together’

Although 15-year-old Grace Reck usually can’t wait to try new things, when given the chance last year to attend her first churchwide youth conference at Montreat, she dragged her feet. For a minute. Ever since then, the first-year high school student has jumped at every opportunity to lean in — including “Belonging Together,” a fall youth retreat held in November 2022 at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, Kentucky, by the state’s three presbyteries.

Voices of young adult delegates given space by PC(USA) Co-Moderator

The Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis, Co-Moderator of the 225th General Assembly (2022), gathered with a group of young adult delegates and young adult volunteers (YAVs) at the close of the second day of the 67th Commission on the Status Women Tuesday to share stories and experiences as young adults in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It was an open space with frank and vulnerable discussions, so the names of the young adults are not included in this report to respect them and their voices.

‘These kids have had to be brave their whole lives’

During the most recent edition of the Synod of the Sun’s podcast SunSpots, found here, host Thomas Riggs was sharing some favorite kin-dom camp memories with his guest, the Rev. Pepa Paniagua, the director and co-organizer of the week-long camp put on this summer for 58 youth who identify as LGBTQIA+.

This PC(USA) church in Stillwater runs deep

Youth and young people are not the future of the church. They are the church, as viewers of the August edition of “Being Matthew 25” learned Thursday.

Kin-dom kids

On the first full day of kin-dom camp last week, it was evident the impact the camp would have on the 57 campers who identify as LGBTQIA+.