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‘Advent Journeys’ takes the PC(USA) national staff on a virtual trip around the world

“You can call me by either name,” said Zoughbi Zoughbi, founder and director of Wi’am: The Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center, introducing himself Wednesday from his home in Bethlehem in Palestine’s West Bank to the national staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during an online all-agency worship service titled “Advent Journeys.”

‘Glory to God!’

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation announced Wednesday that it will donate royalties from sales of the Glory to God hymnal to organizations involved in reparative justice for every African American spiritual and Indigenous Peoples’ song in the book. This is being done to honor the creators of these songs, who, unlike other hymn writers in the book, were never able to benefit from their creations.

Presbyterians ponder possibilities for the church of tomorrow

What could be “next” for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Nearly 700 participants pondered that question at the recent NEXT Church 2018 gathering in Baltimore. The annual conference brings together PC(USA) members, pastors and those in affiliated ministries to envision what is “next” for the denomination. The theme for this year’s event was “The Desert in Bloom: Living, Dying and Rising in a Wilderness Church.”