Though it was the seventh Sunday in ‘ordinary time,’ it was hardly an ordinary Sunday for the people of Winnetka Presbyterian Church.
A compilation of news from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related seminaries.
Whitworth University will host the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s third Conversation on Unity with Difference March 12-14 in the Seeley Mudd Chapel. The three-day event, organized and led by PC(USA) General Assembly Moderator Neal Presa, will feature seven presentations on topics related to race, gender and religious identities.
Members of one of the largest congregations in the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted to leave the denomination, despite facing an $8.89 million cost for leaving.
As a musician barely scraping by, Gio Andollo looks to trash bins as a way of life.
Buoyed by a 17.1 percent return on its balanced investment portfolio in 2013, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Pensions (BOP) voted here March 1 to approve a 4.6 percent experience apportionment, the largest such increase since 1999.
In light of the current socio-political situation in Venezuela, the Central Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela (IPV) at its XXXIV Council, held from Feb. 14-16 in Valles del Tuy, made public a Pastoral Letter to the Venezuelan people, as “a modest contribution to peace and understanding between those of us who live in this land of grace.”
It started without warning.
That’s how Dr. Elisee Musemakweli, President of the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda, remembers the genocide that gripped his home country in 1994.
“Before that time, Rwandans lived peacefully and in harmony,” Dr. Musemakweli said. “Society in general was peaceful. We didn’t think things like genocide could happen. It was a big [shock] for all Rwandans to experience this tragedy because before that time there were no signs for the people that this kind of tragedy could happen.”
For the second year, Presbyterian youth groups from across the country are invited to submit original videos communicating the impact and importance of the Pentecost Offering.
Starting March 3, the “Seven Weeks for Water” campaign invites churches, faith-based organizations and individuals around the world to join a “pilgrimage towards water justice.” This theme is addressed by an online compilation of reflections shared every week during Lent, raising awareness about universal access to water and sanitation.