Posts from June 2014

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Responding in Love

by Heather Prince Doss

This past Saturday was the first day of summer. As churches around the country held Vacation Bible School, youth retreats, and mission trips last week, representatives of the 173 presbyteries in the PC(USA) gathered for the difficult and invigorating work of discerning the voice of the Holy Spirit as it leads our denomination into the […]

From the Gartrells: Family Month

by Heather Prince Doss

May was a special month in the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil. It was family month. We began the month by having daily meetings in different homes. Each night was led by a different person, so each had its own “flavor.” It was fun to have a different Bible study each night with a variety […]

Meet Andy and Mardi Steere

by Heather Prince Doss

We’re the Steeres. We live in Kenya. You see, in 2005 we encountered God’s heart for people trapped in a systemic cycle of oppression and violence. It was an experience of a grief deeper than words, and a love so intense it took our breaths away. We’ve never been the same. We began to ask, […]

Meet Gordon and Dorothy Gartrell

by Heather Prince Doss

Mission Committee Introduces Dorothy and Gordon Gartrell Dorothy and Gordon have been Mission co-workers (PCUSA) in Brazil since 2012. (They previously served 1990-2008) They are serving with the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil to expand its witness. They aid church growth efforts, help develop plans for church planting, and train people for ministries in evangelism […]

Discernment in Detroit

by Steve Keeler

Friends and Neighbors in Christ, May the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. As Kay, Lillian and I traveled to Kentucky in 1979 in order for me to attend seminary in Louisville, we loved our new home in the Blue Grass state immediately. […]

Glory to God

by Charles Frost

In the Spring of 2008 I received a call from the Executive Presbyter of the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery in South Carolina, Donnie Woods. He said that he had submitted my name for consideration for the Hymnal Committee which was going to be formed to develop a new hymnal for the Presbyterian Church. My first reaction […]