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Publications and periodicals

  • The Congregation: A Community of Care and Healing

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAdvisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

    Alcoholism and other drug abuse has an enormous negative impact on individuals and families in our society. –Presbyterian Network on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse

    This resource book is prepared to inform denominations on issues of alcoholism and chemical abuse—promoting responsible living.

  • The Connection, Fall 2011

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPOINT

    Congregational Ministries Publishing provides resources that support and nurture your church family in the study and worship of our Reformed tradition.

  • The Connection, Spring 2012

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPOINT

    Congregational Ministries Publishing provides resources that support and nurture your church family in the study and worship of our Reformed tradition.

  • The Connection, Summer 2012

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPOINT

    Congregational Ministries Publishing provides resources that support and nurture your church family in the study and worship of our Reformed tradition.

  • The Connection, Winter 2011

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPOINT

    Congregational Ministries Publishing provides resources that support and nurture your church family in the study and worship of our Reformed tradition.

  • The Covenant of Life and the Caring Community

    From Office of the General Assembly

    We are deeply aware of the concern and pain in the church as expressed in the many overtures from presbyteries which deal with the question of abortion.  We are disturbed by abortion which seems to be elected only as a convenience or to ease embarrassment.  We affirm that abortion should not be used as a method of birth control.

  • The DREAM Act

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    Parents who come to the United States without proper documentation often come so that their children may have a better life. However, these children have few options after graduating high school. Children brought into the United States by their parents, even at very young ages, can be deported even though they may not even speak the language or have any family members in their country of origin. They are unable to obtain federal identification, have no legal right to work, cannot enlist/serve in the military, or often attend colleges and universities.

  • The Draft Q&A

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The draft is compulsory enrollment in the armed services.  The last draft in the United States occured during the Vietnam War.  Registering for the draft is not the same as enlisting to serve with the armed services.  While registering for the draft is required and is unique to men, enlisting in the armed services is not required, but is an option for both men and women in the United States.

  • The Early Church Finds Its Way: Discernment in the Acts of the Apostles

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencySpiritual Formation

    Hungryhearts article by Bonnie Bowman Thurston

    Your General Assembly has created a task force with the mandate to lead the church “in spiritual discernment of [your] Christian identity.” It seems to me that an obvious source for this is St. Luke’s Acts of the Apostles, the story of the early Church’s growth and development. “How did the early Church in Jerusalem discern the will of God?” is the question I asked myself.

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  • The Embodiment of Faith Within Church Structures and Processes

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    In the midst of a particularly troublesome conflict situation, a church group decided to utilize the services of an outside consultant. As the consultant sought information about the nature and scope of the problem, one of the members strongly objected to questions concerning the management processes and decision-making practices of the group.

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