For 230 years, the First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown, WV, has been ahead of the curve. Its history starts with a 40-year ecumenical partnership, something that was rare in the late 1700s. Later, the congregation sent several families overseas as part of a missionary outreach, something that was again unheard of in the early 1800s….
“Our Spanish class has been exposed to the difficulties of immigration and the hardships of learning a new language and moving to a new community and culture.”
“Underwear is one of those things we don’t talk about, but it’s definitely an issue that needed some awareness raised.”
Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh, PA, has hosted a free, bi-weekly meal for people on the city’s South Side for almost 10 years. About 75-100 meals are served each night to a diverse group of guests that includes senior citizens and folks experiencing homelessness. Sensing that a similar outreach was needed in the…
“It is far more important that we see the image of the manger, remember the story, and perhaps begin to ask, ‘What is it that God needs of me, what is it that God needs of us, this Holy Night, to further the message and witness of hope and love and forgiveness?'”
“It’s also been said that we are all gifted differently. Gifts bestowed by God. We can also offer gifts of time, talent and treasure to others and to the community. What gifts are you willing to share?”