Advocate Children’s Hospital 2018 Calendar

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Sanctuary: A Discernment Guide for Congregations

Monday, January 8th, 2018

from the Office of Public Witness Presbyterian Church (USA)

Information and Resources on Opioids and Addictions for Faith and Community Leaders

Monday, January 8th, 2018

from The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation

Antiracism Resources

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Whether your community is just beginning to have the conversation about racism, or you have already built a foundation for them, here are resources to inform and help guide these difficult conversations.

Resources for a Discussion on Marriage

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Download a printer-friendly version of this reading list Like the society at large, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) hold a wide variety of views on the subject of same-gender marriage. A proposed amendment changing the definition of marriage in the Directory for Worship (W-4.9000) has been approved by the 221st General Assembly and is […]

April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Did you know that: A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds about as long as it takes to blink twice More than four children die every day as a result of child abuse. More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator. The Safe Space Program Team for our presbytery […]

Litany of Thanksgiving for the Presbyterian Camps, Saugatuck

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

For the Chicago Presbytery Assembly, September 17, 2013 By Rev.’s Carol Allen and Joellen Hosler All Sing: For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies, Lord of all, to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise. Creator God, […]

Book reviews: child safety

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Books reviewed by Loretta Gratias-Bremer, Misconduct Prevention Consultant, Chicago Presbytery All books reviewed here are available for checkout via email from the Presbytery’s Resource Center. Books can be shipped to your church. Preventing Child Abuse – creating a safe place is a wonderful resource guide to help churches design and implement policies and procedures for […]

Book review: “Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate”

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Written by Gerry Parker, Consultant to Stewardship and Financial Development Work Group, Presbytery of Chicago Charitable giving isn’t what it used to be!  While people still have money and continue to give, they are not giving to the church.  Why not? Some thoughtful answers are provided in Clif Christopher’s excellent book, Not Your Parent’s Offering […]

Understanding the Book of Order

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is governed by the Book of Order and the Book of Confessions. If you’ve never opened the Book of Order before, it can all seem daunting. Not to worry. The underlying structure is simple. We have prepared a “Road Map” that provides a basic overview of the Book of Order and the Form […]

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