After the historic flooding here last weekend, clean-up has begun.
Walking through the hardest hit areas of this city, the acrid smell of "flood mud" — a combination of mud mixed with garbage and toxins — is everywhere. The smell may be ugly but the sight of victims’ possessions piled all around is heartrending.
Flooded Nashvillians are not without help, however. Neighborhoods are crawling with volunteers and the Red Cross reports astonishment at the turnout of helpers which, according to them, is well above average. Yet more are needed and will be needed for months.
Bellevue Presbyterian Church is in one of ...
In the five and a half years since its creation, the Colombia Accompaniment Program has been ever-evolving, adapting as organizers learn more about participants’ needs.
And so during Holy Week (March 28-April 4), members from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC), met in Colombia to evaluate the program.
"It was definitely a powerful thing to be there and to be able to worship with them and be ministered to by the IPC," said Sarah Henken, coordinator of the accompaniment program.
Among the findings of the evaluation: the program should definitely continue, and it ...
"The opening service July 4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center will be 8,000 worshippers strong," said the Rev. Paula Sanders, and it will demonstrate "the best of being Presbyterian — a liturgically correct service that is creative and inclusive."
Sanders, executive coordinator of the Committee on Local Arrangement (COLA) for the Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is gearing up for the influx of Presbyterians due in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area July 3-10 for the denomination's 219 General Assembly.
Sanders is working to stitch together details that will make their visit a spirit-filled ...
On May 16, Davidson (N.C.) College will award an honorary doctorate to Frank Dimmock.
He will be recognized for his 25 years of PC(USA) mission service dedicated mainly to Africa's children. He is a much sought after participant and speaker at international conferences on HIV/AIDS affected and other vulnerable children. Dimmock and his wife, Nancy, are currently stationed in Lesotho.
On the same day the Dimmocks' daughter, Jessica, will receive her undergraduate degree from Davidson.
Estelle Rountree McCarthy, who devoted much of her life to educational ministries in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), died Easter ...
In 2008, the youth group at Central Presbyterian Church in LaFayette, Ind. was very excited to enter the ymiLIVE Video Challenge to give its interpretation of Micah 6:8, the theme of that year’s 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Their video was chosen as one of the three finalists in the Video Challenge. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation established an endowment fund for the benefit of Central’s youth ministries, which they named the Micah 6:8 Fund.
But the story only begins here.
The next challenge was to determine the best ...
Shoes are removed before entering the modest fourth-floor apartment in an otherwise drab high-rise in this North Korean capital city. The bare-wood living room floor is lined with simple straw mats. On each mat is a Bible and a soft-cover hymnal. The only other furnishings in the room are a TV on a stand and an upright piano. They are too big to be moved anywhere else in the cramped quarters.
The 10 North Korean Christians gathered here for worship rise to greet their American guests. They apologize for making us climb the four flights of stairs to this place ...
Four Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) new church developments (NCDs) have been named winners of the 2010 Sam and Helen R. Walton Awards. Each recipient will receive $50,000.
The four churches, located in Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina and Texas, are diverse, with congregations that are primarily White, Ghanaian, Arabic and Vietnamese.
The 2010 Walton Award recipients are:
More than 300 representatives of Christian churches and mission organizations in at least 60 countries will gather in Edinburgh June 2-6 for "Edinburgh 2010."
The international mission conference, hosted by New College of the University of Edinburgh, will include the Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Pentecostal and evangelical Christian traditions.
It is the culmination of an international and multi-denominational study process inspired by the transformational 1910 World Missionary Conference, also held in Edinburgh, which helped give rise to the modern global ecumenical movement.
Since 2007, several hundred theologians and mission experts from around the world have worked together to identify and ...
Harpeth Presbyterian Church was crawling with members Monday morning (May 3), cleaning up after the nearby Harpeth River overflowed its banks Saturday and Sunday, flooding this historic church in Brentwood, Tenn.
Established in 1811, the historic church built it's current structure in the early 1830’s. It is one of the earliest Presbyterian churches in middle Tennessee.
"We’ll recover," said the Rev. David Jones, pastor of the church. "I'm not sure the building would be here if it weren't for that new levee." The levee was recently installed due to bridgework on Hillsoboro Road which crosses ...
Four Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) new church developments have been named winners of the 2010 Sam and Helen R. Walton Awards. Each recipient church ministry will receive $50,000.
The four churches, located in Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina and Texas, are diverse, with congregations that are primarily White, Ghanaian, Arabic and Vietnamese. The 2010 Walton Award recipients are:
Ramseyer Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio (Synod of the Covenant), the first African immigrant new church development in Scioto Valley Presbytery.
The Christian Arabic Church, Richmond, Va. (Synod of the Mid-Atlantic), the only Arabic-speaking congregation in the Presbytery of the James.