“We’re all looking for bread for the journey,” said the Rev. Keatan King, associate pastor at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston. “CREDO gives you that.” King was among 16 women at the CREDO conference for recently ordained pastors in Canton, N.C., Sept. 11-17, 2018.
If there wasn’t an organization like Creation Justice Ministries, Presbyterian Hunger Program coordinator the Rev. Rebecca Barnes says her ministry would want to create one.
It’s considered the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet today. In 2018, the United Nations estimated that 14 million people in Yemen were on the brink of starvation. UNICEF estimates that 1.8 million Yemeni children suffer from acute malnutrition. Thirty thousand die each year. Earlier this year, the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) responded to the crisis with funding geared toward providing long-term solutions to hunger and poverty in the mostly Islamic nation. PC(USA)’s Special Offerings ministry asked Presbyterians to help Yemen and three more famine-stricken countries, and they’ve answered the call by donating more than $150,000 to date.
People attending Big Tent in Baltimore this August, will have an opportunity to join city residents in an action against gun violence. This year, Big Tent will coincide with the quarterly Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend, a grassroots effort to draw attention to and curtail gun violence in the city.
On Friday, August 2, Presbyterians and others attending Big Tent will gather together and take a one hour walk through downtown.
After nearly a half-century of service to the Church, the Rev. José Luis Casal, director of Presbyterian World Mission, has announced his plan to retire, effective Aug. 15.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an application for a stay of proceedings in a defamation case filed by a former Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) A Corporation employee. The May 30 ruling allows the case to proceed in Jefferson Circuit Court in Louisville.
The Rev. Mark Baridon remembers the Wednesday that Eileene MacFalls calmed tension during the midday prayer and lunch served up each week by a group of downtown Louisville churches. Those churches include Central Presbyterian Church, which Baridon serves as co-pastor and where MacFalls attended.
Preaching on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount delivered to the disciples, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II told ecumenical leaders Saturday during closing worship that with no guarantee of tomorrow, “we have only this period in history to get it right, for we will not live forever.”