The Presbyterian Centers for New Church Innovation on the East and West Coasts will host new 1001: Get in the Game gatherings.
At it’s July 21 meeting here, the board was told that its two top leaders will retire in 2014: President and Chief Executive Officer Robert W. Maggs Jr. at the conclusion of the 2014 PC(USA) General Assembly in Detroit, and Executive Vice-president and Chief Operating Officer Francis E. “Frank” Maloney at the end of that year.
Today’s front door is the church’s website.
In “The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative,” a manual released July 9, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People acknowledges that pastors may have reservations about addressing AIDS from the pulpit.
Scotland announced on July 25 it will allow same-sex weddings as early as 2015, becoming the first country in the United Kingdom to do so.
When St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Portland, Ore., decided not to host its summer rummage sale this year, members realized the church basement would be empty. They decided an interfaith children’s camp would be a great way to fill it up.
How do Presbyterians minister to people who write down the letters SBNR ― spiritual, but not religious ― when describing their church affiliation? Do they even want to be ministered to?
What began in ancient Greece as a festival to honor a single god, Zeus, has now become an almost Olympian task, as organizers of the games navigate dozens of sacred fasts, religious rituals and holy days. The London Olympics will try to accommodate religious athletes with 193 chaplains, a prayer room in every venue and a multi-faith center in the Olympic Village.
Athletes competing at Olympic Games beginning on July 27 are being offered copies of the “Sports Good News Bible” and the “Sports Good News Gospel of Luke,” thanks to an initiative of the Bible Society.
When it was founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Leuppwas the first church in its community, which is on a Navajo reservation in northern Arizona. 100 years later, the church will use part of its original structure when it celebrates this milestone anniversary.