News & Announcements
September 2, 2014
A PC(USA) mission letter from South Sudan (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 129-131)MALAKALAL, South Sudan —
I sometimes think about and long for all of those things that were lost to looting during the continuing battles and insecurity in Malakal.
Then I remember that my colleagues, new friends and the entire population of that town also lost everything, and more: documents, livelihoods, land, crops, sense of well-being and identity, and even their lives or the lives of many of their family members.Full Story
September 2, 2014WASHINGTON—
Even as some prominent Christians are calling on the U.S. to take more forceful military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, more than 50 mainly Catholic and Protestant leaders are telling President Obama to halt American airstrikes and pursue solely peaceful means to resolve the conflict.Full Story
August 29, 2014
For frequently-relocating military families, relationships are more important than buildingsMONTREAT, N.C.—
What is home, really? Is it a building, where one lives with family and surrounds themselves with belongings? Is it a town or a community, where one has friends and ties and a job? Is it where a person puts down roots? Or is it really something else?
Surprisingly, the best answer might come from people who would seem to have the least connection to a home ― modern day military gypsies.Full Story
August 29, 2014
A PC(USA) mission letter from Germany (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 312)
August 29, 2014
An interview with Matthew Paul Turner
August 28, 2014
Presbyterian military chaplain learns ‘you never know where God’s calling you to’
Published September 1, 2014
The Boston Food Justice YAV program ended 2 weeks ago and since its end I have been doing some soul searching and job searching. I'm back at home readjusting to life in my hometown and trying to figure out where I go from here. Part of me know what I want to do and is ready to get started. Another part of me is holding on to my old ways, my apprehensive ways.Full Story
I want to build gardens. I want to build gardens that provide produce to those in need. I want these gardens to be a place where ...
From Food and Faith
Published August 27, 2014
Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY is one of the PCUSA certified Earth Care Congregations which is now pursuing the dual certification with GreenFaith. Their enrollment into the GreenFaith sustainable congregation program both recertifies the congregation with PCUSA Earth Care Congregations and gives them room to grow through this interfaith program with new emphases.
Earth Care team leader Bill Bowman, who has been involved in Presbyterian environmental circles for over a decade, says that GreenFaith gives the church new areas to try. Bowman explains that GreenFaith “will help us push our limits a bit. If we are going to ...Full Story
Published August 26, 2014
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church dedicates largest community-supported solar system in West Virginia; Launches new model making solar possible for any community group in West VirginiaFull Story
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dan Conant, Solar Holler (802) 595-0338
Than Hitt, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (304) 268-4886
Shepherdstown, WV—In a first of its kind project, residents and businesses in this West Virginia small town have come together to do what was once out of reach—making solar power accessible for any church or non-profit in one of the most coal-dependent states in America.
Tuesday morning, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church members, project organizers ...