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Two congregations join forces for a brighter future

by Eva Stimson
7/30/2018

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...

Putting ‘energy’ into mission

by Erin Dunigan
7/11/2018

"In 2015, churches (in the U.S.) spent almost $10 billion on energy and maintenance of our facilities, and only $1 billion on missions,” according to LIT’s founder Colby May. It’s a somewhat startling statistic, to which he’s got an answer....

Ghost Ranch continues its legacy of hosting Presbyterians

by Erin Dunigan
5/16/2018

Ghost Ranch is a magical place. Just ask anyone who has been on one of the many retreats and pilgrimages or attended a workshop. Known as the inspiration for painter Georgia O’Keeffe and the site of the world’s top dinosaur...

Doing Well and Doing Good: Investing Responsibly

by Erin Dunigan
6/13/2018

Editor’s note: This story is one in a series about ways the Foundation is using its investments to work for greater change in the care and keeping of the earth we inhabit. Investments can do well – the Presbyterian Foundation...

Foundation Accepting Applications for Church Financial Leadership Grants

by Presbyterian Foundation
5/17/2018

Applications are now being accepted for the Presbyterian Foundation’s Church Financial Leadership Grant program. Applicants must be a pastor, commissioned ruling elder, (CRE), or leader of a 1001 New Worshiping Community within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The grants will enable pastoral...

Planned giving program takes stewardship to the next level

by Eva Stimson
5/15/2018

A new wills emphasis program is taking stewardship to the next level at First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. Many members are realizing for the first time that they can leave a bequest to the church that will support the...

Joy in the midst of pain

by Eva Stimson
4/13/2018

St. Stephens Presbyterian Church in North Highlands, California, has been closed for more than four years. But the church’s mission continues. By establishing a permanent fund through the Presbyterian Foundation, the congregation left a legacy of blessing that stretches from...

Theological Education Fund to honor Cannon, Oldenburg at GA breakfast

by Robyn Davis Sekula
2/26/2018

The Committee on Theological Education and the Theological Education Fund are honoring two distinguished leaders in theological education at the 2018 General Assembly. This year’s honorees are Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, professor of theology and ethics at Union Presbyterian...

2017 Investment Reports

by Presbyterian Foundation
1/29/2018

Returns were consistent with low volatility as US equities posted positive returns every month of the year. Against the predictions of many, the stock market, historically a leading indicator, continues to tell us that the economy is in a synchronized...

Presbyterian Foundation Adopts Five-Point Approach to Address Climate Change Through Its Investments

by Presbyterian Foundation
1/30/2018

Believing that its investments can both do good and do well, the Presbyterian Foundation has adopted a five-point approach to address climate change through its investments: Investments Targeting Environmental Solutions – The Foundation committed at least 1 percent of its...