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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.
Having as much fun as they could via Zoom, more than 330 Presbyterians gathered from across the country and across borders for the opening night of Synod School Monday. They were treated to a childhood faith story from the Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka and laughed with — not at — a Synod School mainstay, the Rev. Burns Stanfield and his online band of tie dye-clad musicians.
It’s a common sight from the window of Doug Marshall’s office at the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama: A care worker accompanies a new girl from the administration building to the cottage that will be her new home.