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Sharing Christ in Seattle: Union Church
Union Church in Seattle is a beautiful community of Presbyterians sharing the love of Christ in Seattle in unusual ways. The church hosts a coffee shop, cafe and event space during the week, and worship on Sundays. This creative venture is supported by the Seattle Presbytery, University Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Foundation. Watch the video to see how the church carries out its mission. Watch video.
Serving Until Christ Comes Again
This is the story of St. Stephens Presbyterian Church, a faithful congregation that decided to invest the proceeds from the sale of its property in an endowment. This endowment funds the causes they loved, forever. Watch now.
Recent News Stories:
Foundation Board experiences life along the El Paso-Mexico border
The Foundation Board traveled from their meeting in El Paso across the border into Jaurez to see just what life is like for the migrants that pass through that area. Read more.
All ages fight hunger at First Pres in Winchester, VA
Packaging thousands of meals to feed the hungry goes a lot faster when music is playing. Recently First Presbyterian Church in Winchester, VA brought together all members, of all age groups, for a common mission, Rise Against Hunger. Read more.
A reflection of the Board of Trustees trip to Juarez, Mexico
During the February 2020 Board Meeting in El Paso, Texas, the Board of Trustees traveled to Juarez. Read more about the experience here.
Sacred Encounters: March 2020 lectionary preview
“This is a special time for sacred encounters with the Lord who sojourns with us, who forges in our hearts and in our lives a deepening and broadening wellspring of joy through the trials and troubles of life in the real world.” Read more.
Our changing church
Minner Serovy shares with us three ways that the church has changed during her time in ministry – and one thing that hasn’t. Read more.
Joseph Moore joins Foundation as Ministry Relations Officer
Moore is the Presbyterian Foundation’s new Ministry Relations Officer for the South Central Region, replacing Sherry Kenney, who recently retired. His territory includes Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Read more.
Five Lessons I Learned from Churches
What do you learn about churches when you visit 200 of them in six years? A lot! Sherry Kenney, recently retired from the Foundation, shared lessons she learned, including this gem: “I learned that Presbyterian churches come in all shapes and sizes, as do individual Presbyterians, and that authentic worship takes place with different styles and in different settings. Read more.
Jim Reese retires from Foundation role
Rev. Dr. Jim Reese has been a beloved minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for decades and has served wonderfully as a Minister of Specialized Interpretation for the Foundation. Jim is 95, and he is officially retired from his consulting role with us. We are so grateful for his faithful service! Read more.
Cairo Seminary celebrates growth and legacy of education
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. Read more.
Out of Three, One
The witness of the West Philadelphia Presbyterian Partnership. Learn more.
A Visit to Presbyteries in Colombia
Presbyterian Foundation leaders recently visited Colombia to better understand the country, its history of violence and conflict, and what support is needed today as the PC(USA) continues to work with this valued partner in God’s mission. Read more.
Online giving fuels church’s work to help immigrants
First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, IA used online giving to raise funds to assist immigrants after an ICE raid shook their community. Keep reading.
Presbyterian Foundation hires Vice President, General Counsel
Angela Curry joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Vice President and General Counsel. Learn more.
Foundation Accepting Applications for Church Financial Leadership Grants
Applications are new being accepted for the Presbyterian Foundation’s Church Financial Leadership Grant program. Keep reading.
Stewardship Navigator available for Presbyterian Churches
The work involved with creating and implementing your Presbyterian church’s stewardship program just got a whole lot easier. Explore now.
Holistic practices guide pastors through Holy Week
Holy Week calls on every ounce of a pastor’s skills, time and energy. Read more.
Presbyterian Witness at the U.S. Border in El Paso
Sherry Hester Kenney shares about her trip to the border town of El Paso, Texas. Learn more.
Presbyterian Foundation hires Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Robyn Davis Sekula joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Vice President of Communications and Marketing. She began work on January 28. Learn More
Building and Supporting Culture
The Presbyterian Foundation has intentionally created a culture that is designed to support the work of Christ around the globe. It is a culture that supports and rewards innovation. Fiduciary oversight and diligence are mission critical. Diversity and inclusion are key cultural elements. Our culture calls for trust and respect from each other as board members, and the same from our staff. Keep Reading
Welcome to our Ministers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Four Ministers of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 2018 to help the Foundation better understand and serve the needs of the entire Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Keep Reading
Looking Forward to 2019
December is a busy time at the Foundation. I have noticed each year that Christmas nears, our diligent and talented staff welcomes the spirit and energy of this season. Keep Reading