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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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  • Easter and Earth Day worship at PCUSA National Offices from Eco-Journey

    April 24, 2014 by Rebecca Barnes

    Colleagues at the PCUSA national offices here in Louisville, KY gathered to plan, lead, and participate in worship yesterday. Worship themes wove together this evocative time of resurrection joy and re-commitment to God's creation-- this week that holds both Easter and Earth Day.

     

     

    Proclaiming Christ's resurrection, and remembering John 12:24 that uses the metaphor of Christ as a seed that dies to then bring forth much fruit, in worship yesterday we focused on the seeds God is sowing in our own lives. 

     

     

     We read scripture, sang, prayed, shared reflections, planted seeds, and shared communion.

     

     

    What are you ...

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  • Love Thy Neighbor, Enemies, and …Immigrants? from Presbyterians by the numbers

    by Ida Smith

    April 24, 2014 by

    In the Bible, God says love your neighbor.  It is also written that one should love your enemies.  What about immigrants?  

    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) designates Sunday, April 27, 2014 as “Immigration Sunday”.  This is a day where congregations are urged to recognize immigrants, celebrate the diversity they bring, and acknowledge immigration issues. 

    The Church’s policy on immigration is to stand with immigrant Presbyterians and to advocate for a just and compassionate reform of immigration laws. 

    While the PC(USA) calls for support for immigrants, what is the average Presbyterian’s view concerning immigration? How do Presbyterians ...

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  • Happy Earth Day 2014! from Eco-Journey

    April 22, 2014 by Rebecca Barnes

    The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof! - Psalm 24:1

     

    Thanks be to God for resurrection joy and the gift of this good creation. In this week of Easter, we give thanks for new life, for life over death, and for the hope that pervades the hard realities of pain and suffering. Taking Christ's witness and love into the world, may we celebrate this Earth Day today, during our Earth Day Sunday worship services (whenever they might be most fitting), and in daily commitments in our personal lives.

     

    Resources to celebrate this Earth Day:

    • Today's ...

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  • Support the people of South Sudan from Swords into plowshares

    April 21, 2014 by Mark Koenig

    From our colleagues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness

    Support the people of South Sudan

    Please contact your members of congress and urge them to support increased diplomatic initiatives and funding for humanitarian aid for South Sudan.  And, urge the Secretary of State and President to use all possible means to continue to press for humanitarian access.

    The people of South Sudan are in desperate need of help.   On April 12, the United States along with the European Union and the United Nations out lined the problems and called for immediate action in a statement ...

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  • Earth to PC(USA) from Presbyterians by the numbers

    by Ida Smith

    April 21, 2014 by

    April 22nd is Earth Day which was originally created to raise awareness and appreciation for our planet.  Earth day is a worldwide annual event where various projects (such as tree planting, trash pick-up, and recycling programs) are scheduled to show support for the protection and preservation of the environment.   It seems like a day congregations would embrace whole-heartedly to promote caring for one of God’s greatest creations…the Earth. 

    What do Presbyterians think about conserving the environment?  Are Presbyterians likely to celebrate Earth Day?

    From a Presbyterian panel survey, nearly six in ten Presbyterians consider themselves to be ...

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