This Week’s Latest PCUSA News, Highlights and Events

Matthew 25 in the PC(USA): A bold vision and invitation

Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson with Mayor Bill de Blasio

Stated Clerk talks social justice issues with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio

Rick Jones | Office of the General Assembly

J. Herbert Nelson says church can and should play a role in city revitalization

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Documenting the Church’s role in peacebuilding
Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather at Oxford University

Kathy Melvin | Presbyterian News Service

Mission Co-Worker Shelvis Smith-Mather studying at Oxford University

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Finding Jesus
in prison
Hagar’s Community Church

Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

New worshiping community in Olympia Presbytery creates a sanctuary for God’s beloved exiles

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Church of Central Africa Presbyterian and the PC(USA)
Partnering in God’s ministry for health and wellness in Zambia

Emily Teerink and Melissa Johnson | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Presbyterian scholar selected to lead Eden Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Deborah Krause will become president on July 1, 2020

Eden Theological Seminary | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Genealogies can reveal unexpected forebears
Jesus’ bloodline features some remarkable women

Rebecca Lister | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Christmas Joy Offering gifts help retired minister live with joy and dignity
Her life has taken a new turn thanks to Presbyterian generosity

Pat Cole | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Special committee’s draft report on financial sustainability nearly ready for a vote
Committee will consider a draft report on the future of per capita funding next month

Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

‘It’s a Wonderful Church’
Presbytery executive’s homage to Frank Capra classic the most recent of his ‘Sixty Second Sermons’

Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

Regarding Ruling Elders: A Monthly Series for Serving Faithfully
Holy Stories

Gina Yeager-Buckley

Rethinking where we buy our Christmas oranges
Fair trade is a global issue, and it’s up to us to make it happen

Burkhard Paetzold, Mission Connections | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Called to be Jesus’ friends, not his students
Ministry is done together

John McCall | Presbyterians Today

Is your church safe?
A Michigan church took steps to help keep the congregation, staff and related groups safe

Rev. Lynne McQuown and Dr. David Steel, Jonesville First Presbyterian Church | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Mary, Joseph and some shepherds in Nicaragua
Caribbean-born mission co-worker shares differences in Dominican, Nicaraguan and American Christmas traditions

Jhanderys Dotel Vellenga, Mission Connections | Special to Presbyterian News Service

For one Maryland church, Matthew 25 is a ‘full-bodied commitment’
New Castle Presbytery is the 30th mid council to say yes to the Matthew 25 invitation

Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

The smallest things can make the biggest difference
Thriving churches pay attention to fostering genuine connections

Rev. Dr. N. Graham Standish | Special to Presbyterian News Service

PHS Raises $10,000 for fellowships
Increased support will provide funding for an additional research fellowship

Kristen Gaydos | Presbyterian Historical Society

Congressman shaped by civil rights movement talks faith and politics
U.S. Rep. David Price featured in Presbyterian webinar series

Darla Carter | Presbyterian News Service

Expanding the narrative on the PC(USA)’s gender and leadership study
New video series will further explore the plight of women in the church

Gail Strange | Presbyterian News Service

Katie Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership awarded $400k grant
Union Presbyterian Seminary says grant will be used to help shape the next generation of black women seminarians and others

Union Presbyterian Seminary | Special to Presbyterian News Service

The world is scary, but fear not
We belong to the child of Christmas

Vernon S. Broyles III | Presbyterians Today

Menaul School helps young people succeed
In gratitude, Tony and Lilia Acabal devote many volunteer hours to the Presbyterian-related school

Pat Cole | Special to Presbyterian News Service

‘By golly, let your gifts shine’
Presbyterians Today editor uses Advent oil, humor to remind worshipers of God’s good gifts

Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

Creating a plan for Christmas gift-giving
Planning your generosity

Deborah Rexrode | Presbyterians Today

LA’s Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance helps workers stand up for their rights
Funding from the Presbyterian Hunger Program supports alliance’s work

Darla Carter | Presbyterian News Service

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