The Special Offerings Advisory Task Force, commissioned by the 218th General Assembly (2008), is recommending a new vision for Special Offerings -- $20 million in receipts by 2020. Seeking to tap the full potential of Special Offerings, the task force is also recommending one new offering and revisions in each of the other offerings.
Tantely Rakotoarivony, the director of the Topaza Orphanage, is facing trial once again for the alleged “crime” of allowing an unauthorized radio station on the orphanage premises. She has already spent six months in jail for this offense and since she was released on September 18, 2011 has twice appeared in court only to have the trial postponed.
The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation has released the cover design of “Glory to God,” the new Presbyterian hymnal to be published in the fall of 2013.
The Presbyterian Student Center Foundation, more commonly known as Pres House on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, closed Dec. 15 on a five-year refinance of the $15.2 million debt it carries from building student apartments and renovating its historic chapel.
Christian agencies are assisting thousands affected by last week’s severe flooding in the western part of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, which killed six people, including four from one family whose house was buried in a landslide.
Even as a devout Mormon leads the GOP field for the presidential nomination and the award-winning musical “Book of Mormon” plays to overflow crowds on Broadway, a new survey portrays Mormons as strangers in their own land.
Teenagers are commonly understood as angry, socially alienated and difficult.
But standing inside the World ShowPlace at Disney’s Epcot theme park, watching the stampede of running, happily shrieking youth descend on the array of Disney characters positioned around the room, it was hard to be cynical about teens.
Fresh, clean water may be a given for most in the United States, but not so for nearly a billion people in the world.
Water for them can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why Living Waters for the World (LWW), a mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Synod of Living Waters, works tirelessly to bring fresh water systems to communities throughout the developing world and some areas of Appalachia in the United States.
Presbyterians, along with other Christians from across the country, will gather in Washington March 23-26 for the 10th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days, an event that mobilizes participants around a central issue through worship, education and lobbying
Brent Howard left his job as a home remodeler in Ohio in 2007, moved his young family into a trailer and began traveling to wherever he was needed.
Over the past 4 1/2 years, he has helped build or repair Baptist churches in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Iowa. While he works, his wife home-schools his 10-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. The family allows traveling clergy to use their home back in Ohio, asking only that they pay for the utilities.