This pamphlet provides the basic framework for leading a workshop for Presbyterian Women treasurers in the congregation in your presbytery. It delineates the major points to be covered and contains activities and a list of resources that will be useful to you in planning and leading the workshop. (Revised 2007)
This webinar, held on December 1, 2010, (World AIDS Day) focused on how congregations are engaged or can become engaged nationally or internationally regarding HIV and AIDS issues. The three panelists brought a wide variety of experiences and provided an overview of AIDS issues, addressing challenges the church faces regarding AIDS and sharing ways that you can become involved.
Delegates of the World Council of Churches (WCC), representing 345 churches and some 560 million Christians around the world, chose a simple prayer as the theme for the WCC’s 10th Assembly: “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”
This publication offers information about the slate of delegates representing the PC(USA) at the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).
Dozens of congregations in the Pittsburgh area are welcoming assembly participants to their churches on Sunday, arranging for any necessary transportation, and hosting assembly guests for lunch following the service.
The list of congregations below includes information about these churches and the transportation arrangements. Most buses and vans depart from the David Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC), participants will be returned to the DLCC by 1:00 p.m.
Please sign up to worship with one of these congregations as you register for the assembly so that plans can be confirmed for transportation and meals.
“Worshiping God Together” is a guide to the Service for the Lord’s Day for children and their parents. Written in a simple, accessible style, it seeks to teach what we do in worship and why. The guide includes relevant verses from the psalms, a Litany for the Presentation of Sacred Symbols (Bible, candle, plate, cup, etc.), and a Great Thanksgiving in child-friendly language.
Tips for writing or renewing a partnership covenant agreement
By Tracey King-Ortega, Anita Taylor Torres and Leslie Clay
This handbook is one of the resources we have developed to help you understand your role as a YAAD and assist you as you prepare for the assembly. We hope it will provide some practical information about preparations, as well as more substantive material about the General Assembly and what you can expect during your week in Pittsburgh.
Please read through this handbook carefully, along with other materials you will receive from the Office of the General Assembly (OGA).
Christian education for the year, usually re‐organizing in fall, means more than a catchy phrase or yearly theme. However when a congregation spends time identifying faith formation goals and educational values, memorable words and illustrations can help the church interpret their ministry within the church and the community. A yearly theme, united with a strong vision and dynamic plan for how the faith community will grow and learn together, strengthens a congregation’s focus and helps it fulfill its purpose.
Here are a few themes to consider with suggestions of educational values they may represent and plans for supporting the ...