Thursday, November 25, 2014 Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 25, 2014 Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 New Year's Eve
Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Year's Day
Monday, January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Photo courtesy of NESSL publication and media department
Despite the recent turmoil in much of the Middle East, a
Morning Psalm 122
1 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD!” 2 Our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem — built as a city
that is bound firmly together. 4 To it the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,
as was decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD. 5
November 21, 2014
adapted from an email sent by UN Women's Civil Society Section.
November 25 is the International Day to End Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign! As you may know, this year’s UN celebrations will take place under the theme "Orange Your Neighbourhood - End Violence against Women and Girls Now". The initiative led by the Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign focuses on local actions towards ending violence against
Concluding PNS service after 26+ years
Presbyterian News Service
Jerry L. Van Marter
At age 68 and with more than 26 years under my belt with the Presbyterian News Service, I have announced my retirement as coordinator and editor, effective Dec. 5, 2014. And so concludes more than 43 years of ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Research: growing number of most active church members are leaving
Some of the American church’s most faithful and active members are becoming the quickest to permanently walk out the doors, according to new research.
Religion News Service
Vicious cycles of violence often begin here. It is the holiest site in the world for Jews, the third holiest for Muslims — a place where millions of people have prayed for a millennia. Yet, often, it is a launching pad for deadly attacks and counterattacks.
November 20, 2014
Donated food is blessed before being distributed. Sunday school children dressed as Puritans look on ― circa 1950. —courtesy Presbyterian Historical Society
Presbyterian Historical Society
Before we give thanks for our many blessings this Thanksgiving season, let us set the record straight about one aspect of the Pilgrim story.
the Rev. Merri Alexander
Montreat Conference Center Communications
Montreat Conference Center has announced that the Rev. Merri Alexander will serve as its senior director for strategic partnership development.
A compilation of news from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related seminaries.
November 19, 2014
The site of the Ferguson shooting has been turned into a makeshift memorial. —Photo by Toya Richards Jackson
Office of the General Assembly
Toya Richards Jackson
Director of Communications
Just a short distance from where Michael Brown’s bloody body lay in the streets for hours after being gunned down on August 9, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) gathered Tuesday to stand in solidarity
미국 장로교 정서기가 유대인 회당을 공격한 것에 대해 비난하다
우리는 2014년 11월 18일에 팔레스타인 테러리스트들이 예루살렘의 정통 유대인들이 사는 Harnof의 회당에서 예배하는 자들을 잔인하게 공격한 것에 대해 가능한 한 가장 강력한 방식으로 규탄한다. 예배를 위해 모인 사람들 중 네 명의 죽음을 포함하여, 그 공격으로 인한 피해는 이미 거룩한 도시를 애태우고 있는 위험스러운 긴장감을 고조시키고, 이스라엘과 팔레스타인 사이의 평화 문제를 평화스럽게 해결하려는 전망을 더욱 멀어지게 하는 터무니없는 짓이다.
우리는 팔레스타인 대통령 Mahmoud Abbas가 그러한 살인적 행위들을 즉각적으로 비난한 것에 대해 찬사를 보낸다: “대통령은 자신들의 기도의 자리에서 예배하는 유대인들을 공격한 것을 비난하며, 그 일을 누가 행했든지 시민들을 살해한 것을 규탄한다.”
동시에, 우리는 ...
A PC(USA) mission letter from Mexico (2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 37)
James and Hugo, bi-national interns of Frontera de Cristo. —Mark Adams and Miriam Maldanado
Mark Adams and Miriam Maldanado
PC(USA) mission co-workers
AGUA PRIETA, Sonora, Mexico
“You too are being built together as a dwelling in which God dwells by God’s spirit.” ― Eph.