The Presbyterian Serious Mental Illness Network (PSMIN) welcomes those who advocate in the church and greater community for those who have been touched by mental illness. They seek equity, justice, human dignity and full acceptance into the life of the church.
All human life should be lived in accordance with the principles established by God for the life of people and of nations. This is a basic emphasis in my Presbyterian heritage of faith. I thank you for your service to my community and the nation as a whole. As a resident of your district, I want to ask you to help make this community and nation welcoming and safe for new immigrants by supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform that includes:
*Opportunities for hard-working immigrants to regularize their status, pursue an option to become permanent residents;
*Reform in our family-based immigration system …
Join Presbyterian efforts to end the exploitation of children as soldiers. Find information about the issue and how you can become involved as well as a description of how to participate in the Red Hands Campaign.
Use these pledge cards in the fall of 2015 to gather Mission Pledge commitments from members of your PW in the Congregation for the 2016 Mission Pledge.These cards are part of the 2016 Mission Pledge Packet.
The cards may be used in any way helpful to your group and giving practices. Consider the following model for use.
This resource has been developed for men facing the news of problem pregnancy with an unmarried partner in a variety of difficult circumstances.
This resource has been developed for women facing the news of a problem pregnancy in a variety of difficult circumstances regarding their pregnancy — e.g., being regarded as a minor, or being the victim of rape or incest, or if there is a congenital anomaly in the fetus.
This resource is for persons helping others face the loss of a baby in a variety of different circumstances — e.g., a woman who has chosen to place a baby for adoption, or who has chosen to have an abortion, or who has miscarried a baby. In caring, compassionate love, we who have experienced God’s amazing grace are called to be instruments of healing, comfort, and support to all who are struggling through traumatic experiences
This resource is for pastor-counselors who are helping others face the news of a problem pregnancy in a variety of difficult circumstances. As God has expressed love and grace in Jesus Christ, so we are to express that love and grace to one another when faced with difficult and complex circumstances regarding problem pregnancies.
Ideas for how a church can do youth ministry.
On November 1, All Saints’ Day is a day we celebrate believers of every time. It’s often a day we honor the faithful who have died during the past year in our own church communities. It’s a day of gratefulness for those that have passed away who shared their faith with us, and a time to reflect on how we can continue to share our faith with others.