Representatives of the Governance Task Force (GTF) of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA), the Way Forward Commission (WFC), and the All Agency Review Committee (AARC) are meeting in early April for continuing conversations in hopes of finding common ground.
The Rev. Buddy Monahan, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Odessa, Texas, and corresponding member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board as chair of the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC), died Tuesday afternoon, March 27, in Odessa from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 52.
Barry Ensign-George remembers how the square nails sounded at a Good Friday service at a country church in eastern Iowa many years ago.
The 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women is in the history books and a group of Presbyterian participants have returned home. The commission, which is the principal global intergovernmental body working toward gender equality and the empowerment of women, concluded its annual meeting in New York on Friday.
Veteran General Assembly-goers aren’t going to know quite what to do.
In a dramatic departure from longstanding practice, the Thursday evening (June 21) business session of the upcoming 223rd General Assembly (2018) in St. Louis will be replaced by a jazz concert featuring Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum and a celebration of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s “Hands & Feet” initiative.
“The Stated Clerk (J. Herbert Nelson, II) has been concerned about the unrelenting pace of the assembly and believes that setting aside Thursday night for celebration and music will set the right tone for Friday’s discernments,” says Tom Hay, director for assembly operations in the Office of the General Assembly.
Sri Lanka faces enormous economic and social challenges, but when a group representing several ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency visited in January, they saw a couple of fair trade and innovative workplaces beginning to flourish.
Done right, service to God is not an easy task. From the beginning, the people of God struggled with the issue of faithfulness; and those who were chosen to lead them, especially the prophets, were often confounded by the worldly challenges around them and the inner challenges of disobedience within the community of God’s people.
En un video que acaba de ser publicado, la Misión Presbiteriana está captando atención a la oficina de ayuda financiera por servicio (FAFS por sus siglas en ingles) y su programa de becas de pregrado, que tiene hasta $350.000 en becas para el año 2018-2019.
In a just released video, Presbyterian Mission is drawing attention to the office of Financial Aid for Service (FAFS) and its undergraduate scholarship program, which has capacity for $350,000 in awards for 2018-2019.
He looks me right in the eye, holding his cup in front of him all aquiver. Westley has been waiting — and waiting — for the moment when we all drink the grape juice, the blood of Jesus Christ, together.