News & Announcements
January 29, 2015Pittsburgh, PA—
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has received a gift of $20,250,000—the largest single donation in the Seminary’s more than 220 year history. This estate gift came from Robert Thomson, a life-long Pittsburgher and Presbyterian. Thomson and two of his brothers generously supported Pittsburgh Seminary during their lifetimes and through their estate plans.Full Story
January 28, 2015LOUISVILLE—
It is estimated that nearly a thousand congregations across the country will be waving 1 million ecofriendly palm fronds as Holy Week observances begin this year. As churches of all denominations remember Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem, palm fronds will play a key role. But have you ever wondered where the fronds come from and how important they are to the people who harvest them?Full Story
January 28, 2015Louisville, Kentucky—
Two new books are now available for the Lenten season from Westminster John Knox Press. Meeting God in Mark from Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of Mark’s Gospel for beginners who may be curious about the Gospels and want to learn more, as well as for those who’ve read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.Also available is the Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion—edited by David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Kimberly Bracken Long—which provides both lectionary and non-lectionary pastors with an additional resource for Lenten sermon and worship preparation.Full Story
January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015
New measures are underway after an audit revealed a financial loss for the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium despite record-breaking attendance.
January 27, 2015
World Mission partnership brings primary school its first professionally trained teachers.
Published January 29, 2015
Trisha Tull has recently published a workbook and leader's guide that work with her fabulous book "Inhabiting Eden," published in 2013. For over a year now, I have highly recommended the book for individual, small group, and congregational study. That activity will be made even easier with this new workbook and leader's guide. The spiral-bound workbook allows readers to write their own ecological story as they learn. The Leader's Guide offers help for discussing the book in Bible study groups, adult Vacation Bible School, retreat, and book clubs.
For sample chapters, to learn more, and to order ...
Published January 28, 2015
Observe World Interfaith Harmony Week We live in an interfaith world. This brings challenges and opportunities. Respectful Presence: An Understanding of Interfaith Prayer and Celebration from a Reformed Christian Perspective, a document commended to congregations and governing bodies of the...Full Story
Published January 27, 2015
The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations joins colleagues today recognizing the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
In 2005 the UN General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Through this commemoration, the UN system and member states of the UN honor the victims of the Nazi era and provide and develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.
The theme for this year's observance is: “Liberty, Life and the Legacy of the Holocaust ...Full Story