Safety. It is the most important thing the Good Shepherd provides for God’s flock. As Christians, we are called to follow our Lord in being more concerned about others than about ourselves.
Can we be willing to be vaccinated for the sake of the health of others – especially our children and those who cannot be vaccinated for good medical reasons – to end the scourge of COVID? In this week’s meditation, I am Here Because of the Vaccine, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge addresses this question through the lens of his experience as a childhood polio victim.
It is time to prepare for the Annual Service of Remembrance that typically is held every year at the September meeting of the presbytery. The service of remembrance will be held at the presbytery meeting on September 16, 2021 and will cover a period of two years. If any ordained ruling elder has died since the last memorial service which was held on September 19, 2019, please advise us by filling out the online form. Names are due by September 2, 2021.
On Monday, August 16 at 7 p.m., Braver Angels, in partnership with Christian Associates and many other community organizations, is offering a free interactive worship entitled “Families and Politics”. Today’s toxic partisan environment can make political conversations with the ones we love most a real challenge! This workshop will help you gain the skills you need to preserve important family bonds while still being true to your own values and political beliefs, no matter which side of the aisle you call your own. Sign up at https://bit.ly/familiesaugust16.
Free books to support at-home faith formation for children are now available for churches and worshiping communities in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Each book will support families and households with younger children at home in forming their faith together at home. Each of the books being offered highlights aspects of the PC(USA) vision of being a Matthew 25 faith community, which invites congregations to work at building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks beginning on Friday, July 16, until funding runs out.
The REvangelism Conference through Montreat Conference Center is designed to take you on a deeper journey into faith: into the lives of others, into justice, hope, and the wonder of God. The Conference will teach practices of Evangelism that will engage you in the gospel of good news — God’s justice and reconciliation for the world. At REvangelism you will interact with the wise, diverse voices in the church who contributed to the 8-Habits of Evangelism resource.
The PC(USA) Migrations Roundtable is presenting a new series of webinars to address various issues related to forced displacement and U.S. Policy. As the PC(USA) statement from 1999 reminds us, love of neighbor requires Christians to seek justice for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. What does justice look like in US policy to address root causes? What does justice look like in the reception of asylum seekers and resettled refugees?