Online Giving Recommendations for Livestream and Video Worship

by Robyn Davis Sekula
3/26/2020

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches have been forced to cancel in-person worship and instead meet electronically (if possible). The act of passing the offering plate is both an important part of worship and a familiar way of...

Practicing pastoral care while physically distant

by Rev. Thom Shuman
3/19/2020

When I was a senior in high school, one gray day in November, the loudspeaker in the classroom came on suddenly and the news came on of the shooting of President Kennedy and went to church that night. During my...

Stewardship in a Pandemic

by Robert Hay
3/17/2020

COVID-19 is changing the way the world interacts and the church is not immune to those changes. Amid social distancing and shelter in place orders, many churches have either canceled worship or moved to a virtual form of worship. Pastors...

Presbyterian seminaries respond to COVID-19 with caution, preparation

by Robyn Davis Sekula
3/12/2020

Editor's Note: This story was written and posted on Thursday, March 12. Situations have changed since this initial article was written. We will update this story as we are able. Presbyterian seminaries are taking action to prevent the spread of...

Investing perspective for the long haul

by Anita Clemons
3/12/2020

[caption id="attachment_6807" align="alignright" width="124"] Anita Clemons, Vice President, Managing Director of Investments[/caption] We enjoyed a bull market for quite a long while. Now, the stock market is balancing out – and we’re all feeling the effects. Thanks to Coronavirus and...

All ages fight hunger at First Pres in Winchester, Va.

by Robyn Taylor
2/27/2020

Packaging thousands of meals to feed the hungry goes a lot faster when music is playing. As feel-good hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond and Michael Jackson played from a loud speaker in a corner of the Fellowship Hall,...

A reflection of the Board of Trustees trip to Juarez, Mexico

by Ruth Faith Santana-Grace
2/24/2020

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1) Uncertainty and Wilderness Choices It was a bit of a marathon trip to Mexico as part of the Presbyterian Foundation Board...

Our changing church

by Minner Serovy
2/11/2020

Editor’s note: We asked Minner Serovy, ministry relations officer for the Presbyterian Foundation, to reflect back on her career in ministry within the PC(USA). She retires at the end of February. She’s provided us with some terrific and hopeful observations....

Joseph Moore joins Foundation as Ministry Relations Officer

by Erin Dunigan
1/21/2020

When Rev. Joseph Moore looks toward the future of the church he sees one of hope and possibility. Moore is the Presbyterian Foundation’s new Ministry Relations Officer for the South Central Region, replacing Sherry Kenney, who recently retired. His territory...

Five Lessons I Learned from Churches

by Sherry Hester Kenney
1/14/2020

During my six and a half years with the Presbyterian Foundation, I visited at least two hundred different churches throughout the states of Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and the little slice of Nebraska in the South Central region I...