The Rev. Joseph Reid has had two unique calls from God to preach at two historic churches with one big difference — the view.
Outgoing moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Liberia, the Rev. Sando Townsend, has invited the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to walk alongside the Presbyterian Church of Liberia, and U.S. church leaders are taking him up on his offer.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Very rarely, though, do we stop and think of who these men and women are, let alone the challenges that they face, as they work to bring peace to the most turbulent places around the world. Presbyterians Today takes a look at today’s peacemakers.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, and on behalf of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I call upon all who are parties to the ongoing conflict in Cameroon to end the violence and come together to find a peaceful solution to this conflict marked and exacerbated by the linguistic and ethnic differences in the nation. It is a tragedy that this wonderful nation of beautiful people continues to be divided by killings, detentions, and acts of violence against homes and churches.
Diane Moffett is a busy woman. Six months into her role as the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s president and executive director, she has been to countless meetings and other events, sharing her vision for what she calls a “Matthew 25” church — one that gives food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, care to the sick, companionship to the lonely, and welcome to the stranger.
For 25 years, Christians have gathered at both sides of the United States and Mexico border at San Diego and Tijuana to re-enact Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus Christ in a service called La Posada Sin Fronteras.
“Don’t believe me just watch,” a line from Mark Ronson’s upbeat dance tune, “Uptown Funk,” filled the banquet hall at the 2018 Gathering of Presbyterian Women as the group of nearly 2,000 celebrated the many significant accomplishments of the Presbyterian Women Inc. (PW) over the past 30 years. And if you couldn’t believe all the accomplishments of PW, all you had to do was watch the video. Attendees were entertained and educated by the video that chronicled a timeline of historic events of the past three decades of PW.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
This week I invite you to join in prayer with our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They face uncertainty about the national election set for December 23, which should culminate in Congo’s first peaceful transfer of power of the Head of State.
On a warm June day last summer, a small group of volunteers found 40 asylum seekers camping out on the Reynosa-Hidalgo bridge near McAllen, Texas. From that day forward, the mission was clear: help people in need.
Angry Tías and Abuelas (aunts and grandmothers) of the Rio Grande Valley has spent the last six months working to make sure asylum seekers have what they need to start over in the U.S. Blankets, food, water, toiletry kits and toys make up the list of supplies provided to families either waiting on a bridge to enter the U.S. or preparing to board a bus to other destinations.
The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., enabling the expansion of Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations into a program of national scope and impact.