Archive for June, 2014

A Work of Love 2014

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Annual youth ministry mission project A Work of Love (AWOL) brought Middle School Youth together for urban mission. 60 youth and adult leaders from 7 churches across the Chicago Presbytery took part in an overnight retreat and hands-on mission project as part of the annual AWOL Middle School Mission Event in April. View photos on Facebook. Youth […]

Continuously Communicating and Connecting: Presbyter’s Pen June 2014

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By Rev. Bob Reynolds, Executive Presbyter In varying degrees, Presbyterians participate in the electronic information world. Whereas long ago people thought it miraculous to connect personally by telephone at great distances, today we speak with multiple parties and see them simultaneously on Google Chat. Social media frees people to communicate instantaneously on a broader scale […]

2014 Recipients of Higgins Scholarship to Seminarians

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

$60,000 in scholarships awarded to 14 students Submitted by Rev. Grayson Van Camp, moderator of the Higgins Scholarship Fund Committee Background: During his lifetime, William H. Higgins gave financial assistance to many students at McCormick Theological Seminary. At the time of his death, he left a bequest to continue his support of those preparing for […]

A Service of Remembrance for the Ministry of Presbyterian Camps in Saugatuck, MI

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By Rev. Dr. Nancy Jo Dederer, pastor at Homewood First and Moderator of the Future Outdoor Ministry Task Force “…[I’m] thankful that I had this opportunity to say goodbye to the place and even more thankful that I don’t have to say goodbye to the people or the memories. I couldn’t help but spend the […]

Our General Assembly Commissioners

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Bundick, Stated Clerk Every presbytery, based on their size, sends a certain number of commissioners to the General Assembly (GA). Commissioners include both teaching elders (ministers) and ruling elders (congregational lay leaders). In addition, a young adult advisory delegate (YAAD) is sent. This year ours is Ellie Van Der Griend, […]

June 10th, 2014 Assembly Summary

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

McCormick Seminary was our generous host as we celebrated Pentecost, welcomed a new church, and discussed our own interreligious stances. Clerk’s Summary: Download the Clerk’s Summary bulletin insert to share with your congregation. PDF or Word doc Comparte el suplemento para boletín ‘Resumen de la Asamblea’ con su congregación (traducido por Rvda Noris Caban). 교회와 […]

Laptop and Me: Commissioners Blog

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

I did not seek to be a commissioner to General Assembly, but am pleased to be one of the ten elected from the Presbytery of Chicago. As we began to receive information and instructions, the one thing that surprised me was the directive to bring a laptop (or equivalent), though it shouldn’t have. WORD has […]

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