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July 2018, Issue 2

by Presbyterian Foundation

IN THIS ISSUE: From the President Planned Giving Navigator Doing Well and Doing Good: Investing Responsibly Six Principles for Responsible Investment Solar Panels Solve Big Problems in Palestine Read More

March 2018, Issue 1

by Presbyterian Foundation

IN THIS ISSUE: From Our President Retired Minister Establishes DAF to Extend Giving Beyond Her Lifetime A More Efficient Church, One Bulb at a Time Read More

More Presbyterian Women Ordained Ministers than Men 2007-2016

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Although there are three times as many men currently serving as congregational minsters than women, the tide is turning as more Presbyterian women were ordained from 2007-2016. This seems like a long time coming since 1994 is the first year there were more women candidates for ministry than men and...

Planned Giving Resources

by Presbyterian Foundation

Planned giving is not about finding another way to get church members’ money. It is an opportunity for us all to return to God that which God entrusted us with during our lifetime. It is also an opportunity for us all to further strengthen Christ’s church for the future by...

Two congregations join forces for a brighter future

by Eva Stimson

Five years ago, University Presbyterian Church, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was having an identity crisis. Founded in the mid-60s as a campus ministry less than two blocks from the University of Alabama football stadium, the congregation no longer had oversight of the outreach to students and was seeking a new mission. Just...

Women of the Church

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Arise, Shine, Your Light Has Come! -Isaiah 60:1 Women of the Church play a tremendous role in shaping Christians. In fact, there wouldn’t be a Christian Church without the women witnesses at Jesus’ tomb described in all four Gospels. The southern stream of the Presbyterian Church (PCUS) called its women’s...

September lectionary preview: the Book of James

by Presbyterian Foundation

By Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett, Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, Nebraska The book of James is full of great material to reflect on stewardship, and it is conveniently placed in the lectionary this year during the month of September. While stewardship should be something that is discussed throughout the year, the...

Some words of thanks after General Assembly

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

For all who go to General Assembly, it is an exhilarating and exhausting whirlwind of the Holy Spirit, both at the same time. Even for extroverts like me, all that time together is intense, and when it’s all said and done, I need a little time off to absorb what...


by Melaina Wilson

Diaconia, based in the Czech Republic, is involved in stopping human trafficking in Moldova.       Make a Gift

This month in Stewardship: August

by Robyn Davis Sekula

In June’s column, we touched on selecting a theme and other activities that need to be completed ahead of the stewardship campaign for your church. This month, we’re expanding on one part of that post: capturing and telling stories of how your church changes lives. We wrote: A better way...