Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This Week’s PCUSA News

This Week's PCUSA News



Way Forward Commission concludes its Atlanta meeting
Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service
Completes ‘Affirmation of Approach’ document for distribution to denomination
 
 
 
PC(USA) delegation wraps up visits to Sierra Leone villages
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
Group tours progress of Ebola-ravaged communities
 
 
 
Way Forward Commission meets at Columbia Theological Seminary
Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service
Group receives progress review, subgroup updates and sets future tasks
 
 
 
‘A Place at the Table’ for young Hispanic, African and Asian students
Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian racial-ethnic school in Texas prepares Christian leaders for the world
 
 
 
PC(USA) Stated Clerk signs on to ecumenical declaration on behalf of refugees
Office of the General Assembly—Stated Clerk
Ecumenical Declaration: Protecting Welcome, Restoring Hope
 
 
 
Travel study seminar to focus on climate justice and faith in Central America
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
Guatemala and Costa Rica are on the agenda
 
 
 
Choi named to new position supporting Korean-speaking councils
Office of the General Assembly
Duties include working with Korean-language presbyteries, working with all mid councils, and connecting with synods
 
 
 
PC(USA) asks administration to respond to Puerto Rico economic crisis
Office of the General Assembly—Stated Clerk
Puerto Rico’s debt cannot be repaid by using spending cuts and tax increases
 
 
 
Presbyterian ministers break the silence about their fertility journey
Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service
Video offers support and solidarity to other couples’ experiences of hope and loss
 
 
 
PC(USA) delegation receives warm welcome from Sierra Leone villages
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
Group visits communities working in the West Africa Initiative
 
 
 
Fellowship Community explores ‘connection between spiritual formation and missional transformation’
Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service
2017 National Gathering, ‘Deep & Wide: Making Missional Disciples,’ draws over 200 church leaders
 
 
 
ACSWP and Foothills Presbytery hold conversations on church’s public witness
Christian Iosso and Mike Hoyt | Special to Presbyterian News Service
Series of discussion finds common goal of strengthening the church
 
 
 
Theological education initiative empowers church planters with new skills
Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service
Pittsburgh Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative equips leaders to build healthy new worshiping communities
 
 
 
Ash Wednesday Facebook Live video featuring Charles Wiley available for viewing
Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service
Wiley offers insights into Ash Wednesday and Lenten practices and history
 
 
 
PC(USA) ministry group visits Sierra Leone and Liberia
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
Team to meet community leaders, assess progress of West Africa Initiative
 
 
 
Big Tent 2017 to focus on ‘Race, Reconciliation and Reformation’
Mari Graham | Presbyterian News Service
Big things are happening at biennial Presbyterian gathering
 
 
 
Presbyterians stand with Jewish community after cemetery vandalism, threats
Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service
Incidents in St. Louis and Philadelphia bear similarities to historic violence
 
 
 
Hands & Feet mission initiative leads up to 223rd General Assembly (2018)
Eva Stimson | Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly
Goal is to strengthen local and national mission efforts of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
 
 
 
One Great Hour of Sharing gifts help people experience a new life
Pat Cole and Bryce Wiebe | Special to Presbyterian News Service
Offering serves as a witness to resurrection hope
 
 
 
Popular Lenten daily devotional series returns to d365.org
Staff reports
‘Journey to the Cross’ available throughout the season of Lent
 
 
 

My time at the Presbyterian Center
Grace Hellweg | Intern, Office of the General Assembly
Seeking to understand and get close to, 'the heart of the PC(USA)'

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