“To have this as a Philadelphian take place and to have it go rather smoothly makes me proud of a Christian choosing to come here and speaking on issues that could be seen as controversial to some…”
The culmination of nearly a decade of dreams by First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown was celebrated Sunday, Sept. 27, as Harless Center at Central Place was dedicated, launching a new approach to campus ministry at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. “It’s like the cliché of getting lemons and making lemonade,” said the Rev. Dr….
“You go out there with expectations … and, really, when I got there it wasn’t all that different from any other small traditional church in our denomination.”
Plenty of discussion and prayer was held in regards to gun violence at the October Synod Assembly Meeting in State College, PA.
“The big focus is deepening our roots in the neighborhood and doing life with folks around the church. Doing more work to get our name out there to invite folks in and to make connections with people beyond the church in the community.”
“Theologically speaking, our triune God calls us to be like Jesus, to be ‘with.’ Through the volunteering we’re encouraging them, equipping them to be ‘with,’ particularly children and youth ministry. And then the same with the middle school retreat. How do we respond to this critical – I think some of the literature even calls it an epidemic in nature – issue?”
Gregg Hartung and a dozen other people affiliated with churches in the Pittsburgh and Beaver-Butler Presbyteries have settled back into their lives following a nearly two-week mission trip to Malawi, Africa, in July. They have all resumed their roles as pastors, elders and church volunteers while having a trip that was beneficial – both to…
Horse hooves clacking on the road outside as people filter into a sanctuary that is streaming with light through nine colorful stained-glass windows. A pump organ belting out notes as a woodstove sits in the corner of the church ready to pour heat over the congregation. While this imagery might spring to mind an 18th…
Twenty-four years ago, the Rev. Bill Carter was trying to figure out a way to give his organist a day off during the Labor Day weekend. Unable to find a substitute organ player – and also figuring that attendance would be light on this holiday Sunday – Bill, a talented jazz keyboardist, was urged to…
Four miles. That’s all that separated three Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations.