PC(USA) digest of stories for July 20–26, 2016

Presbyterian World Mission provides update on South Sudan
Stories shared, help still needed

Two New Glory to God Resources Available
The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation recently added two new resources to the Glory to God hymnal collection.

Faith-based groups vow to create even more safe spaces for people living with HIV
World AIDS Conference draws commitment from international religious leaders

October conference seeks to address joys and challenges of aging
Two Presbyterian organizations for older adults, POAMN and ARMSS, to co-sponsor national event

Rice sends Triennium worshipers out with a resounding ‘gotta Go!’  
Powerful closing message charges young people to be agents of change

Presbyterian Youth Triennium worships under Friday night lights 
Outdoor celebration highlights advocacy work in the church

Triennium participants embark on advocacy walk around Purdue campus
Stations highlight ministries and activism opportunities

Triennium small group experience prepares young people to ‘go home’
Intentional effort gives students tools to take God on their journey

Heat and humidity can’t dampen Triennium spirit in Presbytery of Yukon delegation
High temperatures, travel distance, and even darkness all present challenges for youth from Alaska

Ridgill tells Triennium worshipers that God is F-U-N
‘God loves you and there ain’t a thing you can do about it.’

Recreation activities at Triennium keep youth ‘GO’-ing
More than fun and games, events animate a theology of connection

Pause Prayer Center a reflective oasis for Triennium participants
Youth find space to re-energize body and soul amid hectic schedule

Triennium Wednesday worship explores parable of the Good Samaritan
Brockman challenges attendees to ‘GO and do likewise’

2016 Youth Triennium opening worship calls youth to ‘go and see’
Young ‘shepherds’ encouraged to be attentive to God

J. Herbert Nelson looks back at six years in the Office of Public Witness
New stated clerk seeks to strengthen church’s role in social justice issues