If you had to show the mission of your congregation in a single photograph, what would be in the picture? What kind of photo would best capture the faith of Presbyterians in action?

In the spirit of the old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words,” Presbyterians Today ― the award-winning magazine of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ― is devoting a portion of its December issue to a selection of photos portraying “A year in the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).”

Now all the magazine needs are the photos. They must be received by Sept. 1.

“We invite you to contribute!” says Eva Stimson, editor.  “Please send photos taken within the past 12 months showing Presbyterians in mission at home and around the world. We will give a complimentary copy of the magazine to everyone whose photos are selected for publication.”

Quality matters. Make sure photos are taken with a good-quality camera (not a cell phone) set for maximum resolution and file size. Include the photographer’s name (if known) and a brief description of each photo, including identification of people pictured.

Email digital images to today@pcusa.org. Mail print photos to Ashley Carter, Presbyterians Today, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202-1396. Photos will not be returned.

“Thanks in advance for spreading the word about this opportunity,” Stimson says, “and for helping us tell the church’s story!”