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Refugees ‘just want to go home’

Asked during Monday’s Between Two Pulpits broadcast to discuss the need that’s on the hearts and minds of people around the world — the care and safety of millions of Ukrainian refugees and displaced people — Susan Krehbiel said what we often forget is that those who have fled the fighting “just want to go home. In these early days of war, people want to stay as close to home as possible. Once you are separated, it can be really hard to be reunited.”

Two little pigs?

Like many congregations during the global pandemic, Riverview Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina, saw its worship attendance fall. But never its spirit nor its mission giving.

Gracie finds her gift, and so do we

The educator and author who for 15 years has brought Presbyterians the adventures of Gracie the fish revealed to a Between Two Pulpits audience Monday the secret to keeping her underwater tales current: take an annual trip to the local aquarium.

A vision for repairing and rebuilding

Dr. Corey Schlossser-Hall has been on the job for 10 days as the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Director of Rebuilding and Vision Implementation. As he proved to the PMA Board Wednesday, he already has a clear vision of what he hopes to accomplish — together with the help of lots of new colleagues and plenty of former colleagues in mid councils and congregations across the country — over the next nine months or so.

‘There is comfort knowing we will endure and flourish’

Gifts given through the Christmas Joy Offering go in part to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, and two officials there were happy to appear on Between Two Pulpits Monday to talk about ways that assistance is being enhanced beginning Jan. 1, 2022, to benefit even more workers in ministries affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

‘It’s a joy to see them develop into the young women and men God created them to be’

Together with her husband, Dr. Gordon Govens, the Rev. Ruth-Aimée Belonni-Rosario Govens has led the Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, Texas, for the past 18 months or so, helping to prepare 90 international students each year for lives of Christian leadership in the global community. PPAS is among the institutions supported by the Christmas Joy Offering.

#GivingTuesday gifts near $150,000

From the sub-freezing temperatures of the Asheville, N.C., mountains, to the balmy streets of downtown Los Angeles, Presbyterians from coast to coast united in a spirit of extraordinary generosity to raise $149,100 toward the PC(USA)’s mission and ministry on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 30.