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Through the Bible, the cornerstone of our faith, we know the stories of God's efforts to communicate with creation and of creation's response. God communicates through rainbows and burning bush, through earthquakes and fire, and through the still small voice. We pray that God will speak through us as we tell new stories of the faith, life and mission found in Christ's church.

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  • Over 99 tons of carbon offset from General Assembly! from Eco-Journey

    October 23, 2014 by Rebecca Barnes

    Nearly 200 Presbyterians decided last June at the PCUSA General Assembly in Detroit to donate a carbon offset as part of their General Assembly experience. While we all continue to try to conserve energy, to support the development of renewable energy sources, and to care pro-actively for God's creation, purchasing a carbon offset means also putting some of our money voluntarily into projects that are making a difference in sequestering carbon (and hopefully building up the economic development of a community at the same time).

     

    I am thankful to those who helped to make this faithful contribution to care ...

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  • Faith intersects with the international community from Swords into plowshares

    October 23, 2014 by Mark Koenig

    by Grace Segers

    This summer, I interned at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, aided by a scholarship from the Peace, Justice, and Hunger Working Group. At the Ministry, I got to see the intersection of faith and international politics in action.

    The internship was simply an amazing experience. The Presbyterian Ministry at the UN is in the Church Center for the United Nations, which houses many religious non-governmental organizations. It is located directly across from the United Nations itself, so I always felt like I was right in the middle of the action. I attended numerous meetings on ...

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  • Meet Kate, an SOLSN Ambassador from Daily Offerings

    October 21, 2014 by Tricia McReynolds

    Between staff, volunteers, and mission partners, we have a lot of friends involved with Special Offerings on a daily basis. In an effort to include you in our little world, we are beginning a series introducing you to the people behind the scenes who make these offerings possible. 

    Meet Kate Rascoe.

    Kate is a member of our new Special Offerings Leader Support Network (SOLSN). One of the first brave members blazing the trail for our Ambassador program, which trains people like YOU (hint!) to network with churches in your area, to get feedback and offer resources. For our first profile ...

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  • Ordination and Appreciation from Comings and Goings

    A Visit to Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington (IL)

    October 20, 2014 by Chip Hardwick

    I am so grateful for the chance to return this past weekend to the church where I most recently served before heading to Louisville:  Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, IL.  Participating in the ordination of the Rev. Susan Tindall (below left), a daughter of the church whom I got to know at seminary, gave me great joy.  She is an outstanding pastor and it is exciting that she will now have the “Rev.” in front of her name to help others see that God has called her to serve in this extraordinary way.

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  • Looking Forward to Christmas from Daily Offerings

    October 20, 2014 by Tricia McReynolds

    OK, it's true. I don't usually like to think about getting ready for Christmas until my Thanksgiving dinner has fully digested.

    I like to jump in head first at the beginning of Advent and not slow down til Christmas day. I'm sure many of you who have worked in congregations know how true those words are!

    But the truth of the matter is, sometimes you need a little lead time. I purchased my first two Christmas gifts last week, and I'm getting ready to start the all-important Christmas Card List. This year, choosing a design won ...

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