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Stretching our Faith in Westminster

By: Reverend Audrey Reese “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” ~Job 33:4 On January 7th, 2019, a diverse group of women gathered in Gossett Hall. These women ranged in age and ability, political ideology and faith formation. Among us were almost 18 year olds and […]

Christmas Joy Offering Season Begins This Sunday

Christmas Joy Offering Season begins this coming Sunday, December 2 and will continue through December 23. PCUSA offers resources to use before, during and after to promote Christmas Joy in your congregation.  Visit http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/christmasjoy.html for links to materials and resources. 47% (or 28 out of 59) churches in Foothills Presbytery gave last year. The Christmas Joy Offering […]

Reflections Bonclarken 2018

I am Lucas, and this is my second year on the Presbytery Youth Council. I have been to Bonclarken five times. The first three with my church, and the other two as a PYC leader. On our planning retreat, we talked about issues that we dealt with when we were in middle school and eventually […]

Our Christmas Joy Giving Record

47% (or 28 out of 59) churches in Foothills Presbytery gave last year. The Christmas Joy Offering is traditionally received during the Advent Season. However, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by the Christmas Joy Offering by making an online gift at any time throughout the year. Checks […]

How Can My Church Get Involved with Christmas Joy?

Visit http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/christmasjoy.html for resources to use before, during and after to promote Christmas Joy. Christmas Joy Materials & Webinars: Congregations with standing orders for promotional materials should expect those packages to arrive in mid-November. Digital copies of this year’s resources will be uploaded to the website in the next few weeks and orders for additional supplies can […]

What is Christmas Joy?

What is Christmas Joy? In the lead up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift — the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to […]

Call to Health

Why Call to Health? We are each called to wholeness — to live life abundantly. Our health is central to this call; so, too, are our spiritual, financial, and vocational gifts. When these key dimensions of our lives are in balance, we are better able to serve others and share God’s love with the world. […]

Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019

Get READY for the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium – a gathering for high school age youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. EVENT ESSENTIALS DATE: Tuesday, July 16th- Saturday, July 20th, 2019 LOCATION: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN AUDIENCE: High School Age youth and accompanying adult advisors (Entering freshmen through graduated […]