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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 Member of the YAV Team from A Year of Service

    September 30, 2014 by David Wigger

    David Wigger and Amy Wadsworth, YAVA-Kenya ’11-‘12

    Hey all. This is David, I have just joined the YAV staff as the new Louisville Seminary Field Education Intern.

    My wife, Amy, and I were YAVs in Kenya in 2011-2012. I taught English, Math, and PE at Ratta Mixed Secondary School in Western Kenya. After my YAV year I started at Louisville Seminary, where I am currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity with a Concentration in Black Church Studies.

    I was not planning on doing any more Field Education until Emily told me the YAV office was looking for an Intern ...

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  • A Blessing of the Goats from Daily Offerings

    September 30, 2014 by Sally Wright

    I often have moments that make me think, "I love my job!" One of these was meeting Will Christians, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Michigan. He shared this story with me, and I'd like to pass it along here:

    "After a whole year of collecting small offerings, the Sunday school class was able to raise the $178 needed to purchase a pair of goats through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. The church wanted there to be some sort of special recognition for their patience and accomplishment, so we planned a “Blessing of the Goats” to be a part ...

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  • Hudson River Presbytery says "children should carry toys!" from Swords into plowshares

    September 29, 2014 by Mark Koenig

    At the Hudson River Presbytery's "Changing the Conversation Conference", participants traced our hands to raise awareness and send the message that it's not okay to use children under the age of 18 for soldiers. In doing so, the participants joined other Presbyterians who support the Red Hand Campaign that calls for universal ratification and enforcement of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Follow Presbyterian efforts to end the use of child soldiers. Like the Presbyterians Say No Child Soldiers Facebook page. Learn more about ...

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  • Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice from Swords into plowshares

    September 29, 2014 by Mark Koenig

    On September 27 and 28, Hudson River Presbytery hosted a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” The weekend included three events, a conference on Saturday at Stony Point Center from 9:00-­‐3:30, a fundraising reception for the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the UN that evening from 4:00-­‐6:00, and a worship at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning at 10:00am that will be simulcast to congregations throughout the presbytery.

    The Rev. Mark Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, and Kyle ...

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  • The Good Lie from Swords into plowshares

    September 29, 2014 by Mark Koenig

    From our partners in World Mission:


    Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.”

    The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.

    Philippe Falardeau has written a moving screenplay which stars Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon alongside Sudanese actors, and children of war, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Kuoth Wiel.

    Mamere and ...

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