Giving each other the benefit of the doubt is not only a neighborly thing to do – it marks us as disciples of Jesus, who demands that we do to others as we would have them to do us. The disparity of comfort over how best to take precautions against Covid is generating new conflicts between those who have differing convictions about what is currently for our best. Can we begin to repair the breach that has risen among us by acknowledging that those on the other side are indeed right about some very important things? In this week’s meditation, Gathering in Person – Cause for Celebration or Alarm?, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this question and more.
This Toolkit provides resources for children and the adults who love them to deepen their understanding of historic and ongoing systems of oppression and ideas to assist them in the work of becoming anti-racist. It will help you in your efforts to raise children who will join in the struggle for justice and equity for all God’s people. This resource was created by a partnership of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) and the Office of Christian Formation in the Presbyterian Mission Agenda of the PC(USA).
Registration is now open for the 2022 Association of Presbyterian Church Educators event: Circle of Faith. It will take place February 9-12, 2022, in Chicago, IL. With terrific leaders, 69 workshops, and much more, it will be a wonderful opportunity to be sustained, enriched, connected, and empowered.
This Christmas, give a gift that represents a cause that’s close to your heart. Or make a gift in someone’s honor and choose a ministry they’d love. You unite with thousands of others giving to Presbyterian ministries through the Giving Catalog, increasing your gift’s capacity to bring hope to communities around the world. Your gift provides help, hope, and relief to people, families, and communities in need.
Come treat yourself on Monday mornings at 10am to Coffee with Clergy! It’s a space for Pastors to shake off the Monday morning drudge with coffee, laughter, and great conversation among colleagues. B.Y.O.C. (or tea)! Next week’s topic, “Liturgical Creativity”. How much has your worship service changed over the past two years? Has it changed at all? Worship service is, after all, the people of God gathering, listing to the proclamation of God’s word, responding to the word, and departing to serve in the world. We love our traditional liturgical procession through worship service shaping the ways we believe, obey and serve God. If you could experiment with the worship service, what would you do? How do we honor history and tradition while being relevant for today? Join us Monday morning for great conversation and good coffee (B.Y.O.C.). Click here for the Zoom link.