News from PC(USA) – 3/1/17

Presbyterian Ministry at the UN prepares for Commission on the Status of Women
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
Sixty-first annual gathering opens March 13

WJK launches first book in its new children’s program
Presbyterian Publishing Corporation release
‘Who Counts?’ pairs two Jewish writers for a unique retelling of Jesus parables

Ash Wednesday Facebook Live event introduces the season of Lent
Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service
Charles Wiley to reflect on Lenten spiritual practices

Martha H. Reisner Named Church Consultant in Mid-Atlantic Region
Susan Reimann | PC(USA) Board of Pensions
She is among 10 Church Consultants on the Church Relations team

‘Hidden Figures’ heroine, Katherine Johnson, honored at Oscars
Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service
Longtime Presbyterian’s real life story continues to inspire

Enriching the life of the church through global music and theological education
Pat Cole | Mission Crossroads Magazine
Melva Costen exudes a faith that crosses borders through the sharing of songs and the shaping of pastors

Service remembers Wyatt Outlaw, victim of 1870 lynching in N.C.
Nancy McLaughlin | Reprinted with permission from the Greensboro News & Record
Salem Presbytery leads community commemoration

Self-Development of People National Committee member seeks to educate a new generation
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
John Etheredge, SDOP Trailblazer

Six Agency Review Committee concludes its first meeting
Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service
Group looks for clarification from Stated Clerk as it moves ahead

Presbyterians for Earth Care issues call to action on the Dakota Access Pipeline
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
Group calls for boycott of companies connected with DAPL

Finding spiritual values in Oscar’s ‘Best Pictures’
Edward McNulty | Special to Presbyterian News Service
Nine nominees portray a range of beliefs and principles

Ryan Smith takes leadership role with Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations’
Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service
Background in diplomacy and international relations serves church well in U.N. community

Our ‘Hidden Figures’
Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Women paved the way to establish the modern day Presbyterian World Mission

Running the race on a ‘stony road’
Gail Strange | Presbyterian News Service
A Presbyterian Center celebration of Black History Month

Fellowship Community National Gathering opens with charge to ‘live on mission’
Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service
Speaker asserts discipleship cannot be sustained abstractly, but ‘where God places us’

Innovative pastoral preparation in Zambia
Patrick Cole | Presbyterian News Service
Mission co-worker teaches sustainable agricultural at Chasefu seminary