Presbyterian co-pastors ‘fill the church’ with members’ photographs during broadcast services

by Gregg Brekke
4/6/2020

There’s no need to have an empty church on Sunday mornings, even in the midst of Coronavirus social distancing directives. Co-pastors Tami Seidel and Chip Low of First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown (New York) aren’t encouraging disobedience to stay-at-home orders....

Pastoring in a pandemic: Ways to care for your church and yourself

by Sally Scherer
4/3/2020

Editor's note: Lee Hinson-Hasty will be in conversation on Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m. Eastern with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Bullock, President of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Mark your calendar and visit the Theological Education Fund page to...

Ministry to homeless population continues at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego

by Gregg Brekke
3/31/2020

It’s anything but business as usual for guests and staff at the Ladle Fellowship, the homeless persons outreach ministry of First Presbyterian Church in San Diego, yet as cases of COVID-19 increase across the nation they are continuing to serve...

Online Giving Recommendations for Livestream and Video Worship

by Presbyterian Foundation
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...