In these days of diminishing resources and tight budgets, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continues to seek new and innovative ways to provide ministry and support to mid councils (presbyteries and synods) across the country.
Las co moderadoras de la 223a Asamblea General (2018) han seleccionado un nuevo libro para sr estudiado por las iglesias presbiterianas. La reverenda Cindy Kohlmann y la anciana gobernante Vilmarie Cintrón Olivieri seleccionaron Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission (La Iglesia del Vecindario: Transformar a su congregación en una potencia para la misión, en inglés) escrito por los líderes presbiterianos Krin Van Tatenhove y Rob Mueller.
A native of Ethiopia has been called as senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
Two hundred years ago, in 1819, the Presbytery of Philadelphia launched Samuel Eli Cornish (1795–1858) into a remarkable career as minister, evangelist, missionary, publisher, and social reformer. Following a rigorous two-year program of intellectual, practical, and theological training, Cornish became the first African American preacher to be licensed by the presbytery, making him one of the first African American ministers in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
 “At Pittsgrove the 21, day of October A.D. 1819, the Presbytery of Phila. having received sufficient testimonials in favor of Mr. Samuel Cornish, of his having received a “respectable literary education;” of his good moral character; & of his being in the communion of the church; proceeded to take several part of trial for his licensure. And he having given satisfaction as to his general acquaintance with “several of the sciences;” as to his experimental acquaintance with religion; and as to his proficiency in Theology; the Presbytery did and hereby do express their approbation of all “these parts” of trial; and he having adopted the confession of faith of the church; and satisfactorily answered the questions appointed to be put to candidates to be licensed; the Presbytery did, and hereby Do license him the said Samuel Cornish to preach the gospel of Christ as a probationer for the holy ministry within the bounds of this Presbytery or wherever that he be orderly called.” Transcription from "Minutes of the Presbytery of Philadelphia," October 21, 1819, p. 258.
Doris Ellyn Anderson Reeves, a Presbyterian missionary who taught at the same elementary school in Cameroun (the French spelling of Cameroon) she had once attended, died Dec. 30, 2018 at age 89.
The crisis demands attention. In war-torn Yemen, 75 percent of the population lives in poverty, with 60 percent food insecure and 8.4 million people unsure of where their next meal will come from, according to United Nations statistics. By any measure the crisis is escalating quickly, with a 61 percent decline in gross domestic product per capita over the past three years and 1.25 million civil servants not being paid in the past 18 months.
While it is not an official day on the denominational calendar, National Pig Day is Friday, and it is getting the attention of many Presbyterians who are not involved in the agricultural industry.
Like many churches across the country, Irvington Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis celebrates Palm Sunday with people in the congregation waving palm fronds to commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem shortly before his death and resurrection.
On March 3, the church will observe Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday as we honor women who exhibit grace that knows no boundaries.
When Jeff Eddings, a coaching associate with 1001 New Worshiping Communities, talks about its coaching network, he begins by referencing Scripture from Philippians 1:3-5, where the apostle Paul writes to the church in Philippi, “ I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.”