Preaching generosity in January

by Greg Allen-Pickett
12/6/2019

With Christmas Eve services in the rear-view mirror and all the planning and joy that went into Advent a distant memory, now we face the winter doldrums. There isn’t anything particularly exciting in our liturgical calendar during the stretch from January through February until we get to Transfiguration Sunday and...

Cairo Seminary celebrates growth and legacy of education

by Don Crittenden
12/5/2019

In the Arab world, the opportunities for Christian theological education are rare, which makes the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) an extremely important resource for sharing the love of Christ in this region. Early Presbyterian missionaries founded ETSC in 1863. At that time, the Seminary had a floating campus...

Out of Three, One

by Erin Dunigan
11/26/2019

The witness of the West Philadelphia Presbyterian Partnership Three churches in the Presbytery of Philadelphia were at a crossroads – each considering their future for different reasons. Some might see a crisis – but Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Philadelphia along with the Stated Clerk, the...

Online giving fuels church’s work to help immigrants

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman
11/12/2019

Mount Pleasant is a community of less than 9,000 people. It has an idyllic town square surrounded by restaurants and local businesses, just like one would expect when picturing small-town Iowa. That image changed on May 9, 2018, when dozens of men were seized from Mount Pleasant’s Midwest Precast Concrete...

El Presbiterio de Urabá busca la paz, la reconciliación and la memoria

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/12/2019

Nota de la editora: Esta es la tercera de una serie de tres notas sobre el trabajo de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (IPC) y las formas en que la IP (EE. UU.), apoya ese trabajo. Esta historia se enfoca en el Presbiterio de Urabá, con sede en la ciudad...

Presbytery of Urabá seeks peace, reconciliation and remembrance

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/12/2019

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three stories about the work of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC) and the ways in which the PC(USA) supports that work. This story concentrates on Urabá Presbytery, which is headquartered in Apartadó. To read the first story in the...

El Presbiterio de la Costa trabaja por la paz

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/12/2019

Nota de la editora: Esta es la segunda de una serie de tres notas sobre el trabajo de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (IPC) y las formas en que la IP (EE. UU.), particularmente la oficina de Misión Presbiteriana Mundial, apoya ese trabajo. Esta nota se concentra en el Presbiterio...

Coastal Colombia Presbytery works for peace

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/12/2019

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three stories about the work of the Presbyterian Church in Colombia and the ways in which the PC(USA), particularly Presbyterian World Mission, supports that work. This story concentrates on the Presbiterio de la Costa Norte, which is headquartered in the...

Naturaleza y Desarrollo: La Historia del Presbiterio Central de Colombia

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/12/2019

Nota de la editora: Esta es la primera de una serie de tres historias sobre el trabajo de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (IPC) y las formas en que la IP (EE. UU.), particularmente la oficina de Misión Presbiteriana Mundial, se asocia con la IPC en ese trabajo. Esta historia...

Nature and nurture: the story of Central Presbytery of Colombia

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/12/2019

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three stories about the work of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia (IPC) and the ways in which the PC(USA), particularly Presbyterian World Mission, partners with IPC in that work. This story concentrates on the Central Presbytery, which is headquartered in...