Each year, the Mavericks Surf Contest attracts the top surfers in the world. The competitors watch the Mavericks’ website until they see the words, “It’s on.” They then have 48 hours to get to the designated beach and compete for the prize money.
This year, the beach was Half Moon Bay in northern California. The surfers had to be towed out to the starting point because the breaking waves were so monstrous in size. Lifeguards zoomed around on jet skis to watch over the competitors.
Naturally, many spectators came to watch the excitement. Some bserved from the bluffs; others ...
DECATUR, Ga. — Drivers of trucks and service vehicles won’t be able to keep their engines humming while at Agnes Scott College — the college is the first educational institution in Georgia to prohibit idling on campus, according to The Clean Air Campaign, a not-for-profit organization that works with partners, Georgia employers, commuters and schools to encourage actions that result in reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality.
Truck and service vehicles drivers on campus will now be required to turn off their engines while making deliveries. “No Idle Zone” signs will be placed in the three areas where service and ...
The Middle East Study Committee (MESC) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has released the second of three parts of its final report to the 219th General Assembly (2010).
The second part of the report, which contains biblical and theological reflections, is available at the Middle East Peace website.
“Scripture and Reformed theology are the foundations on which we build,” said the Rev. Ron Shive, a pastor in Salem Presbytery and chair of the committee. “The good work our committee has done on this section makes it clear that our words and actions need to stem directly from our ...
The Religion Communicators Council has announced that 12 Presbyterian communicators have won a total of eight awards in the annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards competition.
The awards will be presented during RCC’s once-every-decade Religion Communicators Congress, April 7-10 in Chicago.
The winners represent the PC(USA)’s Mission Interpretation and Creative Services offices and two publications — Presbyterians Today, the denomination’s general interest magazine, and HORIZONS, the magazine of Presbyterian Women.
The eighth annual meeting of Ecumenical Advocacy Days will again draw Christians to Washington, D.C., to unite their voices.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days focuses on mobilizing Christian advocates around a central theme through worship, witness and lobbying for domestic and international issues. This year’s theme is A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees and Displaced Peoples.
“Having this theme will be good for the advocates who come,” said Mary Cooper, liaison for EAD in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Washington Office.
The theme was chosen by EAD’s leadership team last year, largely because of the increase ...
All good ideas have their time to come alive.
For more than a decade, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America had been in conversation about starting a ministry for immigrants in New Mexico, but things just never came together.
But the churches never forgot about the idea, and the pieces finally did fall into place, forming the Camino de Vida new church development.
Both churches saw the need for a Hispanic ministry in the Albuquerque area.
The ELCA’s Rocky Mountain Synod had been thinking about a new startup since the late 1990s ...
The Rev. Eugene Peterson, author of Gold Medallion Book Award-winning The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, has been named recipient of the David Steele Distinguished Writer Award by the Presbyterian Writers Guild (PWG).
The biennial award — named after the late poet, essayist and humorist the Rev. R. David Steele — will be presented at the PWG’s General Assembly July 8 luncheon during the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 219th General Assembly in Minneapolis.
In a prolific career spanning more than 30 years, Peterson has written more than 30 books, including three series — five volumes on pastoral theology and ...
The General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has adopted a “strategic direction” for its Presbyterian World Mission (PWM) over the next three to five years that seeks to knit together the myriad ways Presbyterians are engaged in mission around the world into “communities of mission practice.”
The new strategic direction acknowledges the “massive” shift since roughly 1960 “from one highly centralized agency into thousands of highly decentralized agencies” that “invites Presbyterian World Mission to reform its self-understanding and the focus of its work to include many U.S. Presbyterian mission constituents…” states a background ...
The report, “Breaking Down Walls,” will be released in three parts.
The first part of the report, which contains the introduction and a series of letters to multiple audiences, is now available at the PC(USA) Middle East Peace site.
“We begin our report with these letters because we recognize that our ministry must be focused on relationships,” said the Rev. Ron Shive, chairman of the committee. “Our ...
The General Assembly Special Committee on Correcting Translation Problems of the Heidelberg Catechism has unanimously approved its final report to the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The report, approved March 2, recommends that the current special committee continue its work to 2012 in order to continue conversations with the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) and the Reformed Church in America (RCA) about a joint translation of the Heidelberg Catechism.
“The report brings great news to the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.),” said the Reverend Neal D. Presa (Elizabeth Presbytery), who chairs the ...