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  • World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, 21-27 September 2014

    Published September 19, 2014

    The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches invites member churches to participate in World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI) during 21-27 September 2014. This yearly event encourages and equips congregations, community groups and people of faith to worship, educate and advocate for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

    This year, the theme of WWPPI is “Let my people go” (Exodus 9:1). In response to the request of church leaders and laity in Palestine, the WWPPI international working group has chosen to focus attention in 2014 on the critical issue ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • The Fruit is the Thing

    Published September 16, 2014

    I spent last weekend at Camp Sunnyside, a family retreat put on by Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, IN.  The retreat was held at a beautiful camp in Three Rivers, MI (see photo below, left), and I had the chance to speak three times.  In this post I want to reflect a bit on my Sunday morning sermon on John 15:1-8 (called “The Fruit is the Thing”) and a conversation I had afterwards. 

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    From Comings and Goings

  • Preparations for Weekend of Theology, Advocacy and Worship Ignite Presbytery

    Published September 16, 2014

    by Noelle Damico

    Scarborough – September 27-­‐28th, Hudson River Presbytery will be hosting a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” Presbyterians throughout the Synod of the Northeast (and even beyond) are warmly welcome to attend.

    The weekend is built around three events, a conference on Saturday at Stony Point Center from 9:00 to 3:30, a fundraising reception for the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the UN that evening from 4:00 to 6:00, and a worship at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning at 10:00am that ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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