The Presbyterian Church of Portugal (IEPP), the oldest Protestant church in the country, traces its history to 1838, when a physician and missionary from Scotland opened a small hospital and a school and began to preach the gospel on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Soon, persecution began in this predominantly Catholic country, and most members of the IEPP had to flee.
When Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation sold one of its two retirement communities in 2017, its board was determined to help make a difference in Nebraska churches and communities by beginning an outward focus on its annual grant awards.
Effective May 13, the New Covenant Growth Fund (the “Fund”) transitioned from an active to a passive implementation. The mandate will be altered, as needed, to satisfy the Fund’s social screen and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) tilt, which remain as key components of the Fund. Details regarding this change can be viewed in the prospectus supplement dated May 13, 2019. Click here to read it.
During her nearly nine years as pastor of Washington Shores Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Fla., the Rev. Erika Rembert Smith has placed the Great Commission at the front and center of her vision for the congregation. Now that the church has joined the more than 70 congregations and mid councils to embrace the Matthew 25 invitation, Smith sees efforts to “make disciples of all nations” bearing fruit. “I see Matthew 25 and the Great Commission going hand in hand,” she said. “We are trying to move beyond the walls of the church and engage the community around us — because when we do, we see the needs of the people.”
The Presbyterian Church of Canada heard from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on the final day of its General Assembly gathering in Waterloo, Ontario. In his remarks, Kerry Rice, Deputy Stated Clerk of the Office of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), said North America and the world are changing and that people of all faiths are facing daily threats from those who hate.
When many South Koreans think of their neighbors to the north, the phrases that come to mind are not so neighborly: “horned monsters” or “a demon to be removed,” writes the Rev. Moon-Sook Lee, who has held several ecumenical and Presbyterian posts in South Korea over the past three decades.
When Houston Hodges — a dyed-in-the-wool rural Texan — accepted a call to serve as associate executive presbyter for the Presbytery of San Francisco in the mid-1970s, the most daunting part of the job was navigating Bay Area traffic.
인종차별에 귀를 기울일 때 어떤 일들이 일어납니까? 일부에게는 과거의 일이지만 많은 사람들에게는 과거 또는 현재의 관행에 대해 매일 상기시키는 알림이 됩니다. 그리스도인으로서 우리는 예수님처럼 되기 위해 노력합니다. 인종차별의 존재를 인식하는 것은 공의를 위해 싸우고 온전한 하나님의 백성으로 전진하는 첫 번째 단계입니다.
On May 3, more than 50 young people, many identifying as queer, others as allies, walked the red carpet last month to enter Delaware Pride Prom – their prom.
President M. Craig Barnes of Princeton Theological Seminary and Executive Director Thomas J. Hastings of the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC), a renowned research institute for world Christianity and a gathering place for global Christian leaders, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Wednesday in New Haven, Connecticut. The MOU provides for OMSC to relocate its operations and programs to the Seminary beginning in summer 2020. After a two-year transitional period, OMSC will become an official program of Princeton Seminary.