The Synod of the Pacific’s Permanent Judicial Commission (SPJC) has upheld the Redwoods Presbytery Permanent Judicial Commission’s (PPJC) decision to rebuke the Rev. Janie Spahr for performing state-sanctioned same-sex marriages in California.
About 30 representatives of the Geneva-based World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) on March 31 will begin a conference on social justice by visiting with low-paid, itinerant tomato field workers in Immokalee, Fla., and calling attention to their concerns.
WCRC representatives will meet with members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organization of primarily Latino, Mayan Indian, and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage agricultural jobs throughout Florida.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) participants in the conference include former General Assembly Stated Clerk and World Alliance of Reformed Churches President Clifton Kirkpatrick, Ann Ferguson of Presbyterian Women, the Rev. Robina Winbush, ecumenical …
Rest on the Sabbath. Heed Old Testament dietary codes. And be ready for Jesus to return at any moment.
Mission is a big part of First Presbyterian Church’s identity. If you need any reminder of the focus of the Jacksonville, Ill., congregation, the Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study in the pew will provide it.
An enthusiastic crowd at the Hames Center cheered and applauded Saturday (March 12) as the Sheldon Jackson College (SJC) Board of Trustees presided at a symbolic passing of the torch, transferring ownership of the college’s campus to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
Many Christians need to check the calendar for a reminder of the date for Easter in any given year. Adding to the confusion is the fact that Orthodox Christians usually mark Easter — the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ — on a different Sunday than western churches.
Some church leaders in the United States are promoting a decades-old idea of not only western and Orthodox Christians sharing a common Easter, but celebrating the holy day on a fixed date every year. (This year, due to a quirk in the western and Orthodox calendars and moon phases, Easter will …
The Army has started training chaplains on the repeal of the ban on openly gay military members, saying those who are unable to follow the forthcoming policy can seek a voluntary departure.
Remember the spring of 2001?
George W. Bush was the new president, the September 11 attacks were months away, and iTunes had just been introduced.
The world has changed in unforeseen ways since then. Have Presbyterian congregations and their worshipers experienced remarkable changes, too?
Responses from 40,000 worshipers in a national study of Presbyterian congregations help us answer that important question.
Greetings from Europe, where we serve in Poland, jointly appointed by Global Ministries (United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ) and by the PC(USA).
As recovery efforts in Japan proceed, the full impact of the earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago continues to be felt by many churches that are providing disaster relief while grieving lost members and buildings. At the same time, prayers, letters of solidarity and donations are coming in from the ecumenical community in Asia as well as around the world.