Your user ID and password are the same as last year. If you have forgotten yours, please call Sandy Jensen at the Presbytery office 313.345.6550 ext. 220. To access the Statistical Reporting site click on this link http://oga.pcusa.org/section/churchwide-ministries/stats/
"Making New Connections in Our Church Neighborhood" for Teaching & Certified Ruling Elders will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154 on Friday, February 6, 2015. The program begins at 10:00 A.M. with adjournment at 3:00 P.M.
This Special Edition will be led by The Rev. Lonnie Oliver and Ruling Elder Vera White and will NOT be repeated on Saturday, February 7, 2015 during the regular Leadership Training
Theme "Signs of Hope for the Church" for New & Ongoing Officers, Leaders, and Pastors will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154 on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Check-in begins at 8:30 A.M. The program begins at 9:00 A.M. with adjournment at 3:45 P.M.
Monthly meeting of the Coordinating Cabinet.
Regular meeting of the Committee on Nominations in the Resource Center
Course on Biblical Interpretation - led by the Rev. Dr. Allen D. Timm,
Mondays beginning January 12, 2015 at Greenfield Presbyterian Church, Berkley, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
Regular monthly meeting of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry. The committee meets at various churches throughout the Presbytery.
Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Presbytery of Detroit in the Resource Center.
We are celebrating Black History month with Kimberly Simmons who will share her Grandmother's journey on the Underground Railroad at age of 16. Please come and hear her story and spend fellowship time over lunch (Cost $8.00) with old friends and new ones.
This is the monthly meeting of the Social Justice Ministry Team. We meet in the Resource Center
Monthly meeting of the Planning and Visioning ministry team
Special Workshop for Clergy and Elders: Making New Connections to Our Neighborhood/Community Led by The Rev. Lonnie Oliver. Cost: $10 payable at the door. Reservations: by January 30, 2015 to Sandy Jensen at the Presbytery Office. Phone: 313-345-6550 ext.
For New & Ongoing Officers, Leaders, and Pastors.
"Signs of Hope for the Church" is the theme being brought to you by the Rev. Lonnie Oliver. Rev. Oliver is one of the keynote speakers at this years Leadership Training.
This is a 2 day workshop, for Clergy and CREs in New Calls, Interims, and other Clergy interested in leading transition.
This event will be held at the St. Francis Retreat Center, Dewitt, MI.
Registration details are in the brochure.
The various groups of Presbyterian Women meet monthly in Calvin Hall
Connect. Grow. Serve. These three words sum up the mission of Cherokee Presbyterian Church in Gilbert.
Whether volunteering at the local food pantry or helping provide clean water for villages in Africa, this small, energetic congregation is faithful in discerning and answering God’s call to compassionate service.
Even before chartering in 2011, folks at Cherokee began partnering with local organizations to identify and respond to community needs. They continue to share Christ’s love by providing backpacks of
Morning Psalm 88
1 O LORD, God of my salvation,
when, at night, I cry out in your presence, 2 let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles,
and my life draws near to Sheol. 4 I am counted among those who go down to the Pit;
I am like those who have no help, 5 like those forsaken among the dead,
National Presbyterian College Scholarship helps put student’s dream of higher education within reach.
January 30, 2015
Lydia Weller —Courtesy of Lydia Weller
Presbyterian News Service
Emily Enders Odom
Lydia Weller always knew that God had a plan for her. She just didn’t see it when she first started applying to college.
Complex issues inspire refugees’ journeys—and reactions to them.
January 29, 2015
The wall keeping migrants from crossing along border towns. —Paul Seebeck
This is the second article in the series “Voices from the border and beyond.”
We—a motley crew of 15 Presbyterians traveling on the Voices from the Border and Beyond seminar—are getting quite an education.
Office of the General Assembly
The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), joined a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders in delivering a letter to President Obama urging “a renewed, determined U.S. effort, in coordination with the Quartet, to work with Israel and the Palestinian Authority to achieve a negotiated two-state peace agreement before it is too late.”
The General Assembly of the PC(USA) has consistently supported a two-state solution. The Quartet – the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia –
Religion News Service
After almost two centuries in New York City, the nonprofit American Bible Society is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia.
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has received a gift of $20,250,000—the largest single donation in the Seminary’s more than 220 year history. This estate gift came from Robert Thomson, a life-long Pittsburgher and Presbyterian. Thomson and two of his brothers generously supported Pittsburgh Seminary during their lifetimes and through their estate plans.
January 28, 2015
Eco-Palms partner amid stand of palms in Mexico. —Bryce Wiebe
It is estimated that nearly a thousand congregations across the country will be waving 1 million ecofriendly palm fronds as Holy Week observances begin this year. As churches of all denominations remember Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem, palm fronds will play a key role. But have you ever wondered where
We live in an interfaith world. This brings challenges and opportunities. Many of us already engage in interfaith partnerships.
World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first week in February of each year, provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to seek fellowship, work together, and celebrate common concerns and values.
Different communities may observe World Interfaith Harmony Week in ways that are appropriate to their situation and relationships. It's a time to lift up existing partnerships and plan special events to highlight our
Westminster John Knox Press
Two new books are now available for the Lenten season from Westminster John Knox Press. Meeting God in Mark from Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of Mark’s Gospel for beginners who may be curious about the Gospels and want to learn more, as well as for those who’ve read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.Also available
Michael K. Thompson
Columbia Theological Seminary
Recently, The Huffington Post published “An Open Letter to Presidents and Deans of Theological Schools in the United States.” More than thirty African American deans and presidents of Theological Schools signed the letter regarding racial justice issues including Dr. Deborah Flemister Mullen, our Dean of Faculty and Executive Vice President. You may read the letter here.
The Presidents of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, including our Interim President Bill Scheu, wrote a response affirming this call “to arise
New measures are underway after an audit revealed a financial loss for the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium despite record-breaking attendance.
January 27, 2015
While the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT)—held July 16–20—attained record-breaking attendance of more than 5,000 young people, those numbers don’t tell the full story. The event resulted in a financial loss, even with revenues higher than budgeted.