2017 Pyoca Summer Camp

– The following is the text of the Pyoca Summer newsletter. Friends of Pyoca, We are in the midst of transitioning from an unforgettable, very successful summer camp season to a very busy and exciting fall retreat season. While there’s much to look forward to this fall as we have a full conference and retreat Continue Reading »

Workshop: Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches

Event: Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches Sponsor: Lombard Mennonite Peace Center Location: Indianapolis, IN Date: October 21, 2017 This one-day workshop teaches some basic skills that will help participants manage conflicts within their congregations in a healthier manner. Topics include: Viewing conflict as an opportunity for growth. Studying the Biblical basis for conflict transformation. Understanding your own style Continue Reading »

The Thank Offering of Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian women have been making grants to creative ministries through the Thank Offering since 1888 when Eliza Clokey of Springfield, Ohio, urged each woman to give one dollar over and above her usual contribution to the Women’s General Missionary Society of the United Presbyterian Church in North America as a “thank offering to our Lord.” Continue Reading »

Respond to the famine in South Sudan

From Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Stand with South Sudan Nationwide famine and widespread violence with ethnic targeting in the world’s youngest country is resulting in the quiet death of South Sudan, and we are seeing it covered in very few news stories. The devastation is great. We must act now. Six million of our South Sudanese Continue Reading »

News from PC(USA) 7/25/2017

Attending church is good for your health. Now what? Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service Latest in a long line of studies shows church attendance is good for your health Buckle up, hold on tight, and pray like crazy Eva Stimson | Office of the General Assembly Communications Community outreach sparks new life at Tacoma Continue Reading »