PC(USA) Digest of stories for July 6–12, 2016

Pedal for Protein prepares for its third fundraiser to battle hunger
Bike tour to raise funds for California food pantries

SAFSF forum addresses race, class, gender and power in food system
14th annual event speaks to equity, agroecology, health, and climate in enhancing our collective future

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) asks for urgent prayers for those suffering violence in Juba, South Sudan
Longtime Presbyterian mission co-worker Leisa Wagstaff is currently “sheltering in place” as fighting escalates in Juba, South Sudan.

The invisible Presbyterian seminary
Mission co-workers teach and preach around the world

Spanish-speaking ministry invigorates Florida Presbyterian church
1001 New Worshiping Community says ‘God has thrust a vision upon us’

Church leaders seek peaceful solutions in the wake of a violent week across the country
Communities call for prayer and action

PC(USA) leadership responds to Dallas shootings, encourages people to “care for someone today”
Today we are in mourning. As we were still reeling from the distressing news out of Baton Rouge and the Twin Cities area, we watched helplessly as horror unfolded in Dallas.

Teacher’s calling eclipses the trauma of conflict
South Sudan Education and Peacebuilding Project transforms communities

New book celebrates 90-year legacy of Frederick Buechner
‘Buechner 101’ features essays by and tributes to writer, theologian and pastor

PC(USA) Stated Clerk speaks out on police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile
Once again the nation, and the African American community, in particular, is faced with two more high-profile killings of African American males.

Presbyterian Writers Guild announces new writing contest
Organization issues challenge to writers to craft parables for the contemporary Christian

Clean up continues following West Virginia flooding
State Presbyterian leaders prepare for long recovery effort

Prague ceremony marks the close of Jan Hus anniversary year
Ecumenical gathering concludes year-long celebration of Reformation heroes

PC(USA) Stated Clerk sends letter of support to church partners in Iraq
The grace of Christ be with you. We write out of our deep love for you to express our concern and assure you of our support in this painful time.

School for students with disabilities challenges social stigma in Beirut
‘The least of these’ lead the way at Blessed School

Tampa Bay Presbytery connects new worshiping communities and church revitalization
Training event sets spark among presbytery leaders