Ruling Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, co-moderator of the 223rd General Assembly, told the 110 or so presbytery and synod moderators attending the Moderators’ Conference Friday that the way she understands her favorite chapter in the Bible – Romans 8 – has understandably changed and deepened since she was a teenager in a new member class at her church in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s 2018 Korea Travel Study Seminar concluded Friday with discussions on the group’s work over the last 11 days and plans for incorporating gained knowledge into Presbyterian contexts.
Work on the Princeton Seminary and Slavery report began in the spring of 2016.
Steve Young, executive director of Living Waters for the World, talks about an encounter with a Guatemalan family in 2017. The family told him they were thrilled that their grandchildren would never have to drink contaminated water. Young had the grace to accept a shirt given him by the young Guatemalan. Now Young’s child wears the cherished shirt to bed at night. Watch the video.
The Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church is one church with two identities.
More than 100 moderators from presbyteries and synods around the country will be visiting Louisville, Kentucky, this week for the Moderators’ Conference.
“It has been a while since we hosted moderators at our offices in Louisville,” said the Rev. Tricia Dykers Koenig, associate director for Mid Council Relations in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of the General Assembly. “We’re happy to have them here and are excited that the co-moderators of the 223rd General Assembly will be serving as hosts.”
On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will once again participate in a celebration of giving that is observed around the globe.
A few years ago a desperate mother loaded her seven children in the car and drove across several states to escape an abusive husband. Her journey ended at Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC) in Talladega, Alabama.
Having participated in Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Miller Summer Youth Institute in 2012, Hunter Steinitz started her master’s studies at the seminary this fall.
Representatives from the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches are urging faith groups to engage with their political leaders. Jim Winkler, president of the national council, and Dr. Peter Prove, executive director of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, appeared Monday on Coffee with the Clerk, a weekly Facebook Live broadcast with the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).