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This Week’s Latest PCUSA News, Highlights and Events

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

‘Church attendance is an individual choice’

Paul Seebeck and Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service

Stated Clerk speaks about in-person worship and the coronavirus, and a PC(USA) office has gathered live streaming guidelines

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Zooming to the rescue in the face of COVID-19

Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

Former General Assembly Moderator Bruce Reyes-Chow shares how he and his flock practiced social distancing Sunday by worshiping online

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Joining Hands: Twenty years of perseverance

Darla Carter | Presbyterian News Service

Program addresses long-term needs and root causes of deep issues

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PC(USA) church-based education program helps refugees succeed
The Global Institute of Lansing, Michigan, celebrates 10 years as U.S. Refugee Act turns 40

Jen Lockard | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Ecumenical ministries: moving forward
Stated Clerk looks at the future a year after Robina Winbush’s passing

Rick Jones & Randy Hobson | Office of the General Assembly

1001 to host Zoom conversation Thursday on how to stream worship services
Podcast host, producer Marthame Sanders will share how to adapt worship for streaming

Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

PC(USA) students attending any accredited seminary can apply now for a $6,000 scholarship
The application deadline is May 15

Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

Vital Congregations gathering postponed
Ministry office looking to reschedule the April event in August

Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

Easter’s 50 days invite us to go from followers to believers
Our longest liturgical season

Felipe N. Martinez | Presbyterians Today

New book encourages interfaith engagement between Christians and Muslims
Deanna Ferree Womack publishes ‘Neighbors’ with Westminster John Knox Press

Westminster John Knox Press | Special to Presbyterian News Service

PC(USA) Washington Office urges passage of coronavirus bill
Families First act calls for support of low-income and vulnerable communities

Rich Copley | Presbyterian News Service

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance suspends volunteer trips
Move follows churchwide ban on domestic and international travel in light of coronavirus

Rich Copley | Presbyterian News Service

A word of prayer from the 223rd GA Co-Moderators for these uncertain times…
Eternal God, sustainer, provider, God of all wisdom and knowledge, Our spirits are weary, our faith quivers, our minds get clouded by news of sickness and death

Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and the Rev. Cindy Kohlmann

Learning from those we ignore
Our table-turning God reveals true sources of wisdom

Chip Hardwick | Presbyterians Today

Presbyterian college students can apply now for a $4,000 scholarship
Scholarships available for church members attending an accredited college or university during 2020-21 academic year

Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

Social distancing and the love of neighbor
‘We want to draw closer together, not push ourselves apart’

Dr. Shane A. Berg, Princeton Theological Seminary | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Webinar explores The Black Manifesto
Event helps to mark 50th anniversary of the Committee on the Self-Development of People

Darla Carter | Presbyterian News Service

Regarding Ruling Elders: A Monthly Series for Serving Faithfully
The Practice of Contemplation

RULING ELDERS

Presbyterian seminaries respond to COVID-19 with caution, preparation
Some seminaries are moving to online instruction

Robyn Davis Sekula, Presbyterian Foundation | Special to Presbyterian News Service

PC(USA) employees to work from home and registration for the 224th General Assembly delayed again
Coronavirus prompts precautions in Louisville office

Rick Jones | Office of the General Assembly

Coronavirus resources have been gathered on one PC(USA) webpage
Resources are intended for mid councils, churches and individual worshipers

Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

Survey helps ministers learn how to cut their higher ed costs
A plethora of valuable information continues to be revealed

Dr. Perry Chang, Research Services | Special to Presbyterian News Service

It takes a village
Southern California churches join to help a Cameroonian friend named Bertrand

Rev. Wendy Tajima, Presbytery of San Gabriel | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Motivated by health and faith
Generating a new crop of young dynamic women to help lead the church

Gail Strange | Presbyterian News Service

A peace that surpasses all understanding
Years ago, a young pastor did the right thing, despite one congregant’s advice not to

Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service

J. Herbert Nelson remembers Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
Stated Clerk honors former UN Secretary-General following his death last week

Rick Jones | Office of the General Assembly

Sunday school class inspired by Presbyterian Giving Catalog choices
Students in Lubbock, Texas, give to projects they believe are the most helpful to others

Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service

Coronavirus/COVID-19 — Latest church resources
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