COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION (COR)
COR has recently announced a new grant program to encourage Presbytery entities to partner in cross-cultural ministry.
Grant Limit: $15,000 COR Grant Application
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Hearing the Cries: Healing Injustice is a regional summit to equip people of faith and goodwill to support their neighbors impacted by the legal system. This one-and-a-half day event will bring together those with lived experience, professionals, and faith communities to share opportunities to help change hearts, minds, and society itself. Our focus is empowering our community to Heal Injustice by understanding the issues surrounding the criminal legal system as a matter of faith in action.
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For more information, call the EMO office at (503) 221-1054
Barbara Campbell gave a report on the “Vital Congregation Initiative” at the November presbytery meeting. She highlighted the seven marks of a vital congregation – noting what vital
congregations are and are not. They are:
Making an impact and doing Christ’s work, even after our lifetimes
This seminar will invite you to think and pray about three questions as you plan for the future:
1. How do I share my faith and values with my family and church in my estate plan?
2. What are some ways in which I can accomplish my legacy giving to my church?
3. My life will end but my story continues in the church I love. How can I keep my faith story alive after I am gone?
A catered lunch will be provided, and parking is available at the church.
Registration is now open. There are resources available below.
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Presbyterians frequently want to know more about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ministers of the Word and Sacrament who help lead our denomination. The Minister Survey 2019 is an ambitious effort to learn more about these important church leaders; all PC(USA) ministers (retired and not retired) are being asked to participate.
한국어 버전의 설문 조사가 있습니다. 설문 조사를 시작하자마자 언어를 한국어로 변경하는 방법에 대한 지침이 제공됩니다. 시작하려면 여기를 클릭하십시오.
This survey may take up to 45 minutes to complete. There is information within the survey about how to set the survey up so that you can stop and come back to where you left off.
Responses to the survey are anonymous in that no Research Services staff can tell who has responded or how you have responded.
If you have already completed the Minister Survey 2019, please do not respond to the survey a second time.
Questions? Contact Research Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 728-7228, ext. 5077.
Summaries of the responses by all ministers will be shared. This information will help Presbyterians gain a better understanding of the life and work of ministers like you and help PC(USA) agencies better serve your needs.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Blessings as your fall ministries move forward.
Susan Barnett, PhD Perry Chang, PhD
Coordinator, Research Services Research Analyst
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Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day
In 2019, we gather at a time in which people of faith and conscience are again called to stand in the prophetic stream of those who have come before us, those who were not afraid to stir up #GoodTrouble for the sake of God’s kingdom.
Join us April 5 for Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Gather with your fellow Presbyterians as we look at how our church and our partners are working to organize for change. In plenaries and work shops we will look at the Church as movement and as well as ways to build movements for change. We will hear from inspiring leaders and learn about past present and future efforts to bring about a more just society and world. We will offer concrete tools and strategies for members and their congregations to organize and advocate in their churches and local communities.
After Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day, join the ecumenical community for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 5-8. Almost one thousand Christian advocates join us every year for a weekend of workshops, lectures and concrete actions addressing movements for social change.
The 2019 Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference will draw on #GoodTrouble pioneers from the Civil Rights era as well as inspiration from young leaders to learn from the past, share best practices, and encourage one another for the work ahead. Through worship, educational and training workshops, and advocacy, we will beckon the Spirit to “Trouble the Waters” as depicted in John 5:1-9, calling on God to bring healing to our nation and world. Join us as we envision and train for new ways to stir up #GoodTrouble for the healing of all God’s children.
The weekend culminates in “Lobby Day” on Monday, April 8, when we raise our voices in the halls of power.