Presbyterian Home for Children wraps children and families in love

by Eva Stimson
11/13/2018

A few years ago a desperate mother loaded her seven children in the car and drove across several states to escape an abusive husband. Her journey ended at Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC) in Talladega, Alabama. The young woman said...

Coastal Carolina Presbytery recovers from Hurricane

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/12/2018

Church congregations throughout Coastal Carolina Presbytery are struggling to repair their own buildings and meet the many needs in their congregations and communities following Hurricane Florence. The devastation is widespread, said Rev. Dr. Nancy Gladden, who serves as Mission Coordinator...

Michigan church makes the most of its gifts

by Eva Stimson
10/8/2018

OKEMOS, Mich. - In just a little more than a decade, the Presbyterian Church of Okemos, a suburb of Lansing, Michigan, has gone from being a congregation that rarely talked about money to a church where even younger members understand...

Pennsylvania Church sees boost from Giving Tuesday

by Robyn Davis Sekula
9/20/2018

At 7:30 a.m. on November 29, 2017, the church phones at First United Presbyterian Church in Tarentum, Pa., were ringing. Callers wanted to know if the church had met the match for Giving Tuesday – and indeed, they had, and then...

Donor leaves more than $1 million for college scholarships

by Eva Stimson
9/6/2018

A Florida woman who was a lifelong Presbyterian, a savvy investor, and a pioneer for women in the Chicago banking industry, has left a bequest of more than $1 million to the Presbyterian Foundation. The money is being used to...

Debra Hepler to retire as executive director of Ghost Ranch

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/28/2018

ABIQUIU, New Mexico — Today, Debra Hepler announced her retirement as the Executive Director of the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), effective February 1, 2019. Hepler has served as Ghost Ranch’s chief executive since...

Resources available for Theological Education Sunday

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
8/22/2018

Rev. Emily Zeig Lindsey, a colleague, Pennsylvania pastor and friend, summed up the importance of theological education beautifully in a video the Theological Education Fund shared in late 2017. “There are people waiting in our pews and in our communities,...

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...