Stated Clerk files amicus brief supporting DACA

800,000 young people would suffer ‘irreparable harm’ if program ends MARCH 26, 2018 – LOUISVILLE Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II has signed an amicus curiae brief in a suit filed in the Northern District of  California to enjoin the federal government from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The plaintiffs Continue Reading »

Presbyterians join hundreds of thousands in march against gun violence

Office of Public Witness organizes denominational contingent in Washington By Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Original Article Here LOUISVILLE – Across the country and the world Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people took part in rallies and demonstrations against gun violence. The March for Our Lives was organized by students in various communities. The Continue Reading »

Reconnecting with Millennials – A CFC workshop

When — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Central Time) Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Where — Blue Grass United Methodist Church, Evansville While Americans remain deeply spiritual, they’re leaving congregational life behind. This is especially true of Millennials – about 1 in 10 regularly attend a congregational worship service. Surveys report that young people feel more Continue Reading »

Benefits Connections – Presented by the Board of Pensions

Helping Church Employers Align Benefits and Values Who Should Attend? People who drive benefits decisions and manage benefits for churches of all sizes — large and small — including but not limited to congregational leaders, including business administrators; office managers; clerks of session; personnel committee chairs; and pastors; and presbytery leaders, including Committee on Ministry (COM) members; Continue Reading »

Board of Pensions Seminars in Urbana, IL

The Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois is sponsoring two upcoming Board of Pensions’ seminars. Both seminars will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana. “Render unto Caesar” will be offered on Tuesday, May 8 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. This seminar which looks at terms of call and tax issues for clergy is targeted toward Continue Reading »

Presbyterian churches reach out to communities affected by California wildfires

Thousands of acres burned, homes and businesses destroyed as flames spread by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Smoke from the Thomas Fire obscures the midday sun in Upper Ojai, California. (Photo by Tim Nafzinger) LOUISVILLE — It’s been a week since wildfires broke out in southern California and the fires are still raging out Continue Reading »