The Presbyterian Outlook has bulletin inserts available at the following link http://pres-outlook.org/2014/04/outlooks-summary-2014-ga-detroit/
Communications Work Group is holding a Website Q&A session
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Lake Shore Presbyterian Church, 27801 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Find out what the Presbytery Website can do for your congregation or committee:
In an effort to be as user friendly as possible we have made changes to the web site. Now you do not need to log in to get the presbytery papers and documents. The previous web site has been updated and added as an option for finding documents and Presbytery Meeting Papers. The previous site is known as Traditional Server. The Presbytery Meetings on Traditional Server also includes the archive of papers back to 2009.
Creating Content on Thursday August 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
~~In this seminar we will walk you through the mysteries of posting content on the internet.
Managing Documents on Thursday, August 28 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
~~In this seminar we will help you understand the Presbytery of Detroit's document storage system.
Both training seminars will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, 1669 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009
The city of Ravenna, Kentucky, approached the two mission directors of the Burnamwood Appalachian Ministry (BAM) and asked, “Can you all build a playground?” These two young adults turned to each other, and after several moments of silent consideration, replied, “Why not?”
When the Canfield Presbyterian youth group arrived for a week of volunteer work, the BAM directors sat them down and explained that
Morning Psalm 36
1 Transgression speaks to the wicked
deep in their hearts;
there is no fear of God
before their eyes. 2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes
that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated. 3 The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit;
they have ceased to act wisely and do good. 4 They plot mischief while on their beds;
A PC(USA) mission letter from Guatemala (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 38-40)
July 23, 2014
Karla Koll (second from left) with UBL students from Peru and Chile. —courtesy Karla Koll
Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study
the Rev. Karla Ann Koll
At the beginning of the history of Christianity course I taught at the end of last year here
World Council of Churches
In an official statement issued on July 21, the World Council of Churches' (WCC) general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, expressed deep concern over the exodus of the Christian community from the Iraqi city of Mosul due to threats from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Tveit called these developments a “tragedy” for both Christians and Muslims.
Religion News Service
Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
New class of PC(USA) mission workers gather for orientation
July 22, 2014
Rev. Myoung Ho Yang and Ji Yeon Yoo —World Mission
Presbyterian News Service
Jerry L. Van Marter
With destinations spanning most of the continents, 10 Presbyterian mission workers ― eight under the aegis of Presbyterian World Mission and two representing Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related agencies ― are here this week for orientation before their deployment
Volunteers at the New Wilmington Mission Conference packed more than 2,800 meals yesterday. —Rachel Shussett
PMA communications intern
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.
“All right, the saints should be marching in any minute!” the Rev. Steve Deal called out just before volunteers arrived to pack food yesterday.
Office of the General Assembly
As a body of 1.7-million members and more than 10,000 congregations, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) calls on the president of the United States to press for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and Israel.
Pastor Matthew Schramm of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bay City was invited by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, to lead the U.S. House of Representatives in prayer on Wednesday, July 23, in Washington, D.C. —Andrew Dodson
The Bay City Times
Reprinted by Presbyterian News Service with permission
BAY CITY, Mich.
A Bay City pastor will lead members of the United States House of Representatives in prayer
July 21, 2014
It is with great sadness and deep concern that we join our voice with the voice of the church in Iraq to cry out against the terrible attack being waged against Christians, Shiite Muslims, and other religious minorities in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul. We condemn all actions seeking to discriminate between indigenous residents and citizens of Iraq based on religion or sect, and actions that threaten the safety and human dignity of innocents seeking to live out their
Atlanta church emphasizes community, creativity
The Rev. Maggie Leonard sees baptismal water as “a delicious drop of grace on our skin.” —Rob Wolf
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Being at Mercy Community Church is like entering into baptism as one finds oneself immersed in a holy and wholly different experience — homeless people eat