New worshiping communities are successfully reaching people who have never attended church and those who had previously given up on the church.
Church ties may be looser and students may be less religious than in past generations, but most Presbyterian colleges and universities still believe in the role of a campus chaplain.
For over 140 years, First Presbyterian Church was the centerpiece of historic Englewood, New Jersey. But that all changed on March 22, 2016, when a fire broke out leaving significant damage to the sanctuary, destroying original stained-glass windows and causing the roof to collapse.
“America was 90 percent white in 1950, it is now 60 percent,” read the sign placed under the windshield wiper of the car. “Make America great again.”
The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) board of directors is meeting here this week to discuss investment results and strategies to grow its membership through new products, incentives and assistance programs.
October 31, 2017, marks 500 years since Martin Luther published his 95 theses disputing the practice of selling indulgences as a substitute for true repentance.
A short walk to dinner in the nation’s capital became a life-changing experience for eight-year-old Meghan Deluca. The New Jersey native was walking with her family in Washington, D.C. and came across several homeless people, including a few who were sleeping in boxes. Instead of ignoring them or closing her eyes to their anguish, young Meghan made a compassionate choice to do something about it.
A two-day faith-based forum on supporting LGBTQ refugees is being considered a success. First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York hosted the symposium on the challenges facing LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. The church worked alongside several ministries within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), to present the event entitled “Love Welcome.”
A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) peace delegation will travel to South Korea in November in response to Overture 12-01 and Committee Referral 12-13 that focus on the reunification of the Korean Peninsula and the need to build upon the increasing momentum toward peace. They were adopted at General Assembly 222 (2016) in Portland.
As Presbyterians prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this Sunday two prominent Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) theologians say it is an opportunity for the church to reconsider history — and how it tells the story of the past 500 years.