This Week’s Latest PCUSA News, Highlights and Events

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


John Detterick, who led both the General Assembly Council and the Board of Pensions, dies at age 80

The success of the PC(USA) is not so much about numbers, he once said. It’s about ‘how well we proclaim the good news and feed the poor’

Reformed ministers in Switzerland take steps to meet the Jerusalema Dance Challenge

Dance craze to top-rated South African song with phrases like ‘Save me! Come with me! Don’t leave me here!’ is sweeping most of the world — except the US

Looking to experience Holy Week in a new way?

New resource connects generations in faith formation activities

Presbyterian leaders welcome return of White House faith office

Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships was established during George W. Bush administration

Join 1001 New Worshiping Communities for an unConference

The March 3-5 gathering promises church, social enterprise leaders new insights on sustainability

Scarcity or abundance?

Having life, and having it abundantly

University of Dubuque purchases land for education, resource center

University’s partnership with the property’s previous owners goes back to a flying squirrel

Pastors to reflect on Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Final episode of OPW series also set to explore next steps for churches

The Preaching Lab: Well-told stories can make sermons memorable

The Rev. Dr. Alice Ridgill proves her point with a rendition of the Prodigal Son parable from a nontraditional perspective

Compassion fatigue in the church

What to do when trauma and crisis take their toll

Virtual chocolate tasting replaces in-person mission trip

New Castle Presbytery’s Guatemala Partnership creates a sweet event to connect supporters ‘like a bucket brigade’ to meet emergency needs during the pandemic

Congregation celebrates Black History Month by supporting Black-owned businesses

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne, Indiana, spreads love to local establishments

Creating the denominational website that users want — and deserve

With input from 1,245 people, the redesign of chugs along

Easter hope is blooming

Flowering crosses point to a new day

Finding a spiritual practice that enlivens your soul

Everyone is unique when it comes to devotional preferences

It’s time to right the wrongs

God offers hope to the faithful

Neo-populism fans out across Europe

Webinar participants ask: Will authoritarianism destroy democracy?

Winter storms impact churches, presbyteries in Synod of the Sun

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance ready to help

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church celebrates Black History Month with art exhibit

St. Louis project connects with members and the community

Unbound centering people with disabilities during Lent

‘Disabling Lent’ devotional features reflections from people with disabilities and allies

History helps when conversations get stuck

Knowing our own stories is ‘an incredible resource,’ says Princeton Seminary professor

Buried in the church columbarium

By confessing the story of a racist gift, a Cincinnati congregation takes the first step in dismantling structural racism

Fair trade co-op lifts Indonesians out of poverty

Thursday’s webinar will explore Christians and Muslims working together for empowerment

A ‘value lens’ can help three PC(USA) bodies see their way to a unified budget

A Corp President Kathy Lueckert loosely bases budgeting proposal on time spent in county government

First 2021 virtual communications workshop addresses enewsletters

Church communicators got schooled on the who, what and how

Experience ‘Fury and Grace,’ a podcast from prison

Hagar’s Community Church shares daily reflections for Lent and Holy Week

Celebrating 50 years of marriage by bringing hope to others

Retired clergy couple invites family and friends to join in honoring their golden anniversary with gifts to the Presbyterian Giving Catalog

Boundary shifts and a newly formed presbytery take up first meeting of the Administrative Commission on Mid Councils

Changes to impact presbyteries in Montana and California

Regarding Ruling Elders: A Monthly Series for Serving Faithfully

Leaders Pray

What will church look like post-pandemic?

Stated Clerk looks ahead to what’s in store for churches after COVID-19

Hosting the General Assembly in Louisville will require some rapid remodeling of the Presbyterian Center

A tight timeline is under consideration for preparing 100 Witherspoon Street to host the 2022 assembly — and possibly others

Where learning to save proves lifesaving

One Great Hour of Sharing gifts bring life-giving water to communities in need

Poem, essay, liturgy garner top honors from Presbyterian Writers Guild

The Guild’s first-ever Ash Wednesday writing contest attracts 20 entries

New series points to pivotal moments in the Old Testament

Westminster John Knox Press releases first volume in Bible study series

Letter seeks advocacy for New York state’s Shinnecock Nation

State threatens to sue the Indigenous people over electronic billboards erected on Shinnecock Nation land

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