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5 Peacemaking Affirmations for Presbytery Deliberation

Review the Five Affirmations from the Peace Discernment Process that have been sent to the presbyteries for their consideration and advisory vote.

Latest Brochures and cards

Burkhard Paetzold Prayer Card

Use this card as you pray for mission co-worker Burkhard Paetzold. This card includes a photo and overview of his work. As regional liaison, Burkhard focuses much of his ministry on work among the Roma people, Europe’s most marginalized group. He facilitates and supports the efforts of mission personnel, church leaders and local community leaders. Working alongside the Roma people, they strive to fully include the Roma people in congregations and society, improve their economic well-being, and develop Roma leaders. “The premise of the ministry is that Roma and non-Roma must find together an integrated approach to address diversity ...

Latest Bulletin inserts

2015 One Great Hour of Sharing Minutes for Mission

Community of the Beloved -  The Community of the BeLoved  helps those struggling with food insecurity in Asheville, North Carolina.

New Orleans Delta - Projects in New Orleans prove that we can do more when we work together - just ask the partnership of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People. This minute for mission highlights the work these ministry areas are doing together in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Survivor Art Camp - Self-Development of People and Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind are learning the value of working together to "see" a much brighter future.

The Waters of Hope -  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance ...

Latest Forms and applications

Thank Offering grant application (Word version)

Thank Offering grants range from $5,000 to $50,000. Grant requests come from a variety of sources including PC(USA) governing bodies, health agencies, overseas churches, ecumenical councils, community groups, educational institutions and church related groups. The offering funds projects such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling, economic justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence and women’s concerns. At least 40 percent of this offering supports health ministries throughout the world. Projects must meet the criteria established by Presbyterian Women.

Submit this Creative Ministries Offering Committee grant application no later than September ...

Latest Liturgy and worship aids

2015 SDOP Sunday

 Each year, on a Sunday in Lent, Presbyterians celebrate the ministry of the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, a ministry of the One Great Hour of Sharing.  This year, SDOP Sunday is on March 15; this resource provides materials to help you interpret the ministry of SDOP in your congregation.  Visit us at www.pcusa.org/sdop

 

Latest Manuals and policies

Ministry Information Form

Ministry Information Form, downloadable PDF version.

Latest Video, audio and multimedia

Climate Change and Peru powerpoint Jan 2015

A powerpoint presentation compiled by Rebecca Barnes from notes, research, and personal experience on the Lima, Peru study-action trip with Presbyterian Hunger Program to Lima, Peru in December 2014.

Latest Publications and periodicals

Mid Council Ministries Staff Listing

Below you will find Mid Council Ministries' brochure (PDF) that features our staff listing and contact information.

Latest Posters and fliers

Giving Catalog - Tree of Hope Activity Sheet

Use the Tree of Hope activity sheet to encourage participation by your congregation in the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. 

Latest Reports and study guides

Congregations Leaving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Congregations Leaving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by Joelle Kopacz (M.A., UW-Milwaukee, 2008), Jack Marcum, and Ida Smith. Paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Religious Research Association in Indianapolis, IN. 

Since 2006, more than 300 congregations, with a total of around 100,000 members, have left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). What are the unique characteristics of these congregations, and what are the implications of this trend for the denomination?