The very fact that it is raining on the United Nations’ 75th anniversary shows why the international body is necessary, the senior staff member at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations says.
As the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of easing, pastors and presbytery leaders across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have had to re-think ministry in a time of social distancing. The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), says he prefers person-to-person contact, but understands the risks.
The Rev. David Gambrell wrote extra stanzas for the classic hymn "For All the Saints" to help the Church address the pandemic and a need for racial justice.
People’s given names say a lot about their pride, their identity, their ancestry and even their faith. Justice and respect say should honor those names.
When the Presbyterian Giving Catalog first started arriving in 8-year-old Nathaniel’s mailbox, he had just one simple wish. A chicken.
The Board Bulletin is published after each regular meeting of the Board of Directors of The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and represents key information and actions taken that affect plans and programs administered by the Board of Pensions.
Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli ministered at the time of the bubonic plague, and his teachings have great relevance during this modern time of pandemic.
For three-quarters of a century now, the United Nations, through its member states, has made significant changes in the lives of individuals across the world. What began on October 24, 1945, “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to [hu]mankind,” [this is quote from preamble to the UN Charter] continues to this day. But what makes this special to me, is the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been there from the beginning, stressing the importance of an international community committed to preserving peace, maintaining international law, promoting economic and social development, and adapting to changing conditions. If there has ever been a need for the United Nations in our world, now is that time.
Congregations are invited to make use of a prerecorded worship service based on the Matthew 25 vision, which will be available by November 22.
As we prepare during for Christ’s coming, we should walk unafraid in the darkness with hope that Jesus will shine brightly on us.