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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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  • New YAV Site: Asheville, NC from A Year of Service

    November 27, 2014 by David Wigger

    In a city nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, home to a surprising variety of cultures, Asheville YAVs will engage in transformative mission, living the Gospel by building relationships and creating community with people on the margins experiencing desperate need. Asheville is a place where diverse perspectives constantly negotiate space as the city grows and changes. YAVs in Asheville will work with local worship communities and nonprofit partners to build meaningful connection and creative community across our city's invisible borders, while seeking faith together in a YAV house experience that will include regular reflection, prayer, and study as a ...

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  • Thursday, November 27: Women and Poverty 
 from Swords into plowshares

    November 27, 2014 by Mark Koenig

    The United Nations has designated November 25 as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against WomenThe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaignlasts from November 25 to December 10, Human Rights Day, chosen to emphasize that violence against women is a violation of human rights. The theme for this year's campaign set is "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!" The UNiTE Campaign and UN Women offer suggestions to mark each day of the 16 Days of Activism.

    Thursday, November 27: Women and Poverty 


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  • A Very YAV Thanksgiving from Daily Offerings

    November 27, 2014 by Tricia McReynolds

    We tend to hear more stories about the YAV program when the Pentecost Offering is received in June, but the work of our Young Adult Volunteers happens every day. I may be a bit biased, as it doesn't seem like that long ago I was celebrating Thanksgiving in Belfast with my fellow YAVs, but I remember the feeling of living in a culture that doesn't celebrate my favorite holiday, thousands of miles away from family, making preparations to spend it with friends so much more bittersweet.

    A Very YAV Thanksgiving, 2012

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  • Covenant, community, and collaboration from Swords into plowshares

    November 26, 2014 by Mark Koenig

    by Jamie Tan

    On November 25, 2014, Richard Aylor, Alison Fraser, and I attended UNiTE’s “Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,” moderated by Amna Nawaz, NBC News.  This was a spectacular, Orange-themed event opened by the UN Secretary General himself, Ban Ki-Moon, featuring speakers such as Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. 

    Most significant for me, however, was a testimony from actress Teri Hatcher, star of the popular ABC drama Desperate Housewives.  Ms. Hatcher was moved to tears before the ...

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  • Dec 7 Light for Lima from Eco-Journey

    November 26, 2014 by Rebecca Barnes

    You are invited to follow along the PCUSA trip to Lima with our mission partners on this blog and you are also invited to light a candle or join a vigil in your own home community on Sunday Dec 7, as part of a global interfaith effort called "Light for Lima."

     

    #LightForLima encourages people to host a vigil, join a vigil, participate in an online vigil, and to take a picture to upload or tweet.

     

    On December 7, throughout the UN climate talks, and ongoing, may we keep climate negotiations in our hearts and prayers as we strive to serve ...

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