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Severe and dangerous weather impacts multiple PC(USA) presbyteries in recent weeks

The last several weeks have been a very active period of severe weather in the United States, highlighting the need for church and community preparedness and the importance of partnerships and collaboration to bounce back from and potentially lessen the impact of disasters, such as tornadoes and flooding.

A PC(USA) new worshiping community in Texas is blessed to be served by ‘the community’s pastor’

A 1001 new worshiping community is bringing new life into Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, Texas. The leader of the Ghanaian immigrant community worshiping at Woodhaven is Martin Osae, a bi-vocational pastor who works full time as an educator in Dallas. Osae is heavily involved in the community, ministering to people outside the walls of the church — so much so that he is known as the community’s pastor.

A PC(USA) new worshiping community in Texas is blessed to be served by ‘the community’s pastor’

A 1001 new worshiping community is bringing new life into Woodhaven Presbyterian Church here. The leader of the Ghanaian immigrant community worshiping at Woodhaven is Martin Osae, a bi-vocational pastor who works fulltime as an educator in Dallas. Osae is heavily involved in the community, ministering to people outside the walls of the church — so much so that he is known as the community’s pastor.

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+. 

An Epiphany epiphany

The Rev. Lee Catoe and Simon Doong, co-hosts of “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast,” had an epiphany for the episode they dropped on Epiphany: Why not invite a justice activist who could discuss the struggle for justice among a variety of God’s children? Listen to their most recent podcast here.

Grace Presbytery shows grace to migrant teens

Nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors entered U.S. border custody in March, an all-time monthly record. The onslaught of lone minors overwhelmed the U.S. government’s infrastructure and intake process. The largest Border Patrol facility for migrant children was at 1,640% capacity in late March, holding more than 3,200 unaccompanied minors in a facility designed for 250 people.

Winter storms prompt outpouring of support

When many Texas communities were hit hard by winter storms last month, Northridge Presbyterian Church in east Dallas found itself in a position to bless others.

Winter storms impact churches, presbyteries in Synod of the Sun

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has reached out to presbyteries in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana to offer assistance following a round of winter storms that has left many people without heat and safe drinking water.