Al final de un pasillo bordeado por salones de clase y elaborados murales de escenas bíblicas pintados a mano se halla una pequeña cocina. El cartel sobre el refrigerador dice: “Esta es la nevera de Leonor. Por favor, NO tomen la comida de ella”.
Parada junto al refrigerador en la Iglesia Presbiteriana Forest Hill, Leonor García orgullosamente muestra una manifestación física del derroche de amor y apoyo que ha recibido de la congregación. Ella es la única proveedora de sus cuatro hijos (edades de 4 a 19 años) mientras cumple con un período todavía indeterminado de autoencarcelamiento. Forest Hill le ha concedido santuario a esta inmigrante mexicana indocumentada.
If you cringe each year at the saccharine, formulaic entertainment that Hollywood and TV foist onto the public during the so-called Christmas Season, here are four films actually worth your precious time. Two are Advent films of longing and hope, and two are Christmas Eve films focused on the power of love.
En una recepción en su honor de la noche del lunes (27 de noviembre), el Secretario Permanente de la Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) J. Herbert Nelson, II, declaró que «estamos saliendo [del Centro Presbiteriano] porque es necesario salir hacia la comunidad a hacer compañerismo para que las vidas de las personas mejoren».
월요일 저녁 (11월 27일) 모임에서, 미국장로교 총회 정서기인 허버트 넬슨J. Herbert Nelson, II은 말한다, "우리는 사람들에게 더 나은 삶을 살 수 있도록 하는 파트너를 만들기 위해 장로교 센터를 떠나 지역 사회에 나아갑니다. "
At a community reception in his honor Monday evening (November 27), Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, pledged that “we’re moving out of [the Presbyterian Center] because there’s a need to get out into the community to make partners so people’s lives are better.”
Cleanup continues in South Dakota after an oil leak in the Keystone Pipeline earlier this month spilled more than 210,000 gallons of oil approximately three miles southeast of Amherst. The state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources says it is the largest Keystone oil spill to date in the state.
As Christmas approaches, we face many choices regarding shopping, schedules and more. In addition to consumer dilemmas, we are faced with spiritual dilemmas. On one hand, we want to observe Advent and wait for the Christ child. On the other, we want to shop and wrap and bake — and we run ourselves ragged in the process. The following ideas from the Presbyterian Hunger Program are designed to help Presbyterians celebrate the birth of Christ in more meaningful ways than mainstream culture provides. Incorporate one, two or all of these ideas into your holiday celebrations. Share with family and friends. And when the holidays are over, turn these ideas into 2018 resolutions.
Nearly 30 spiritual leaders recently gathered in New Mexico to show their support for threatened public lands sacred to Native Americans, and for tribal sovereignty. The event, organized by New Mexico Wildlife Federation and Creation Justice Ministries, brought together representatives from a number of denominations and groups including Presbyterian, Lutheran, Catholic, United Church of Christ, and Jewish, as well as several Native American organizations.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, long-time partners, supporters, current and former staff, and donors gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP).
Presbyterians across the country are invited to begin their Advent journey on Dec. 3, the first Sunday of Advent, with Presbyterians Today’s 2017 Advent devotional, Let Love Speak: Words and Actions to Pave the Way of the Lord.