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Summer is a time of fun and excitement for many children, but for those who rely on free or reduced-price school meals during the school year, many miss out on the nutrition provided in a daily glass of milk. Milk is in short supply at local food pantries and is especially needed during the summer months. You can help bring fresh milk to children and families in need by Joining the Mooovement - the Great American Milk Drive!
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Keith and Jennifer Neill
Courtesy of Keith Neill
Keith Neill began his ministry in Portadown, Northern Ireland, playing in a
Morning Psalm 108
1 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make melody.
Awake, my soul! 2 Awake, O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn. 3 I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples,
and I will sing praises to you among the nations. 4 For your steadfast love is higher than the heavens,
and your faithfulness reaches to
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance reactivates designated account
July 2, 2015
Assistance sought for the churches recently damaged by fire.
Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, in collaboration with its ecumenical partners, is working to assist the churches recently damaged by fire. Over a two week period, seven churches with predominantly black membership burned in Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Ohio and Florida. Investigators speculate
Office of the General Assembly
나는 지난 12개월 동안 매달 썼던 칼럼을 살펴보면서 그것들 중 4분의 1이 인종차별에 관한 것이었음을 깨닫게 되었다. 가장 최근에 일어난 사건은 사우쓰 캐롤라이나에 위치한Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (Mother Emanuel) in Charleston에서 발생했다. Mother Emanuel은 폭탄을 맞고 불태움을 당하고 총격을 받고 손상된 많은 많은 흑인 교회들의 목록에 이름을 올리게 되었다.
Family digs into Ghost Ranch’s wide variety of activities
John, Jessie, and Carol Dodson. —Emily Enders Odom
Emily Enders Odom
Imagine being out on a morning walk only to discover two fossilized vertebrae from an ancient creature, possibly a small reptile. Now imagine that the two vertebrae, found near—but not next to—each other, fit together.
Oficina de la Asamblea General
Al leer los artículos mensuales que he escrito durante los últimos doce meses, me doy cuenta que una cuarta parte de ellos han hablado sobre el racismo. El último incidente público fue el de los asesinatos en la Iglesia Episcopal Metodista Africana Emanuel (AME) (Madre Emanuel) en Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Madre Emanuel es una iglesia más en una larga lista trágica de iglesias afroamericanas que han sido bombardeadas, quemadas, tiroteadas, y vandalizadas.
July 1, 2015
Presbyterian Foundation News Release
The Jarvie Commonweal Service, a ministry to older adult Protestants in the New York City area, has undergone changes in leadership and structure, according to leaders of the Presbyterian Foundation.
Annual trek to PC(USA) retreat center cultivates creativity, study
Tim and Beth Hart-Andersen. —Emily Enders Odom
Beth Hart-Andersen is a child of God. And—not incidentally—a child of Ghost Ranch. “I’ve been coming here since I was four years old,” she says. “At least that’s my earliest memory.” And now, 31 years—to the day—and 3 children later, the Hart-Andersens still find a
A hate-inspired tragedy like the murder of nine worshipers at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, causes people of good conscience not only to grieve, but to reassess their attitudes about race, and moves people of all races to come together and take actions that reflect new commitments to heal long-standing wounds in the United States.
Unfortunately, those commitments to reconciliation inflame in some the same racial hatred that motivated the Charleston killings and result in a backlash of further violence. In
Dermody, Hoey file defamation suits against PC(USA)
Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, Ky.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, through its Louisville-based lawyer, John Sheller of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, issued a response on June 25 to a defamation lawsuit filed against the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, by the Rev. Roger Dermody.
Heath K. Rada
Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church USA
As Moderator, I am acutely aware of the amazing ways the Holy Spirit is working in the PC(USA). In many ways it is a joy to watch and observe. In other ways, I am bewildered and confused about what is happening and how to respond.
Thus it is that I offer this prayer for our denomination. To God be the Glory.
Bringing healing, reconciliation and good news to those around you
June 30, 2015
Retired Princeton Theological Seminary professor Darrell Guder was at the forefront of the missional church movement in the 1990s, attempting to articulate the church’s place in a post-Christian context. —Paul Seebeck