Monday, October 20, 2014

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 20, 2014


PRESBYTERY OF THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY, NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy mobilized the body of Christ in many places. In the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley, the response included volunteers and the gathering of supplies such as water, food, equipment, Bibles, and blankets. This flood-relief effort was not the presbytery’s first. It dispatched personnel and supplies in response to Hurricane Katrina, only to experience severe local flooding in 2006 and 2011. The ongoing need of folks affected by Sandy was well understood by the members and friends of Union Presbyterian Church in Endicott...

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

FPC-Midland Belize Mission: Our Mission Partner

From November 8th through the 15th, 2014, a team from 1st Presbyterian Church-Midland will be traveling to the Central American country of Belize, and working with The Word at Work ministry. This will be an opportunity to reach out and share the gospel with the people of Belize while working side-by-side with the local community and The Word at Work staff on a much-needed construction project ... all of this building upon a foundation of relationships that was laid early this year.


Our Mission Partner

Some members of the First Prez mission teams are old hands with Belize, having spent years living and working there ... others will be making their first visit to that nation. Others are somewhere in between, with a brief visit of a day or a short span of days that afforded a tantalizing glimpse of what lay just outside our vision, just around that next bend in the road, on the other side of that next hill ... not so much scratching the surface of Belize ... but just scratching the surface of 'scratching the surface.'

Fortunately, we will be partnering with a ministry that has a long, deep acquaintance with the nation, its people and their needs. And not only that, they're a neighbor of sorts, headquartered 'just up the road' from Midland.

"The Word at Work is a ministry that mobilizes churches and individuals to answer God's call to minister to those in need," writes Rev. Tim Tam, Director of the Amarillo, Texas-based ministry. "Through our relationships, God reveals needs and opportunities for service. As we come along side the poor, new friendships develop and doors for ministry open. As we serve, God provides the resources to supply for the needs he reveals."

"Simply put, we're a bridge connecting resources with needs, and churches and people with opportunities to serve."

"The birth of our ministry came from the conviction that Christians need to put what they hear into practice in obedience to Jesus and His word. As we put our faith into practice (putting God's Word to work), and give ourselves away in mission, we ourselves are transformed."


Among the valuable insights that The Word at Work provides its visiting partners, is that there is more to their mission than simply bricks-and-mortar.

God has revealed to us an entire host of people and places in Belize that need the regenerative touch of His hand. So, we are obedient to Jesus' call on our lives," Tam explains. "We run short term mission trips for groups of people from churches of all denominations from the USA to Belize, Central America."

"Relationships are central to the Gospel with which we are entrusted. God is at work in Belize and He calls us to join Him in that work, empowering us in a unique way to match needs and resources. We are honored to have hundreds of friends in Belize who teach us about service each time we travel there with a team. Our work complements, adapts, supplements, and encourages Belizean ministries in their work for those in need.

For more information about The Word at Work and its ministry, please visit their website

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 19, 2014


MINUTE FOR MISSION: CHILDREN'S SABBATH - The following is excerpted from a letter by Children’s Defense Fund president Marian Wright Edelman that accompanies the 2013 Children’s Sabbaths materials.

Dear Faithful Welcome to the 22nd annual National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths celebration, “Beating Swords into Plowshares: Ending the Violence of Guns and Child Poverty.” Your faithful preaching, teaching, service, and hard, urgent, and persistent work for justice are needed now more than ever to create a world in which children are safe from the pervasive violence of guns and poverty ...

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 18, 2014


PRESBYTERY OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND - The 33 congregations of the Presbytery of Southern New England respond with compassion and justice to a range of mission concerns. For many years First Presbyterian Church of New Haven, Connecticut, has been providing meals to the homeless, working in partnership with Columbus House, the city’s main provider of housing to homeless individuals. Several years ago the church helped to found Abraham’s Tent, an effort now shared by more than 20 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations, who open their buildings for one week each to provide a dozen homeless men a respite from the harsh New England winteR ...

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Friday, October 17, 2014

How to Make 1=4 ... the "Match-and-Match" is Back ... FOR ONE MORE WEEK!

Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations. Headquartered in Irvine, California, FWM works around the world in partnership with a vast network of humanitarian, faith-based and government organizations, sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, providing not only the gift of mobility, but of dignity, independence, and hope.
The new and improved model!
Buy ONE wheelchair for $72, and send FOUR! Magic? No. What's 's happening is that local supporters of the Free Wheelchair Mission have once again arranged for "double matching funds" for contributions received from right now, until October 24th.
THAT'S NEXT WEEK!

Want to take one for a test drive? During normal business hours, visit the lobby at the Illinois Street entrance of First Presbyterian Church-Midland (across the street from Midland High School), on the west side of downtown Midland. You can give the gift of mobility. The cost of $72.00 is a bargain to us ... but it is a life-changing gift to impoverished and disabled recipients ... and for a limited time, your contribution will be matched ... and matched again ... reaching not one, but FOUR recipients.

Please note on your check "Wheelchair Matching Gift."

 

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 17, 2014


PRESBYTERY OF THE PALISADES, NEW JERSEY - We had to put on our Tyvek suits, lay on our backs, and do the army crawl,” one AmeriCorps NCCC volunteer said. “We got under the trailers, ripping out contaminated insulation and installing new. It’s amazing how appreciative the people are. We were thankful for everything they did for us, and they are grateful for everything we’re doing for them. It is so wonderful!”

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a federal program through which volunteers aged 18–24 serve up to 10 months in communities across the country ...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Faces of Children: Prayer Concerns for This Week

Faces of Children is an ecumenical prayer ministry under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas. Our mission is to initiate ministries of prayer for children in churches, communities, and neighborhoods. In doing so, we seek to provide an opportunity for people of God to join together, learn about children and their needs throughout the world, and celebrate Christ's love (especially as it relates to children).

Prayer Concerns for the Week of 10/15/14


Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger

Due to the Ebola outbreak, schools in Liberia are closed and activities where groups of children come together are discouraged in hopes of preventing the spread of the deadly virus. The staff of Hinds Feet Ministries (HFM) has been giving away books and homework to lower income families in order that learning will continue even with this unwanted hiatus from school. Hinds Feet Ministries sponsors the early childhood education of some of central Monrovia’s poorest children, many of whom come from homes in which there isn’t access to reading materials, much less games or entertainment.
more on this issue from Hinds Feet Ministries website ...
Please keep the children and families served by Hinds Feet Ministries close in prayer during this frightening time. Pray God will provide for their immediate and deepest needs and keep them healthy.
Give thanks to God for the staff and volunteers with HFM and their dedication to vulnerable children and families. Pray for their protection and safety from this deadly disease. Pray they will feel God’s comforting embrace and that the emotional strain will be lifted from them.
Pray God will provide the resources HFM needs to serve this impoverished community during a season of fear and sickness. The ministry is short on food, disinfectants, buckets, soap, and other sanitary supplies needed to combat the Ebola virus .

Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan

Polio has become a public health emergency in Pakistan as another new case was diagnosed last week, bringing the total for 2014 to 202 cases. This marks Pakistan’s highest transmission rate of the disease in more than 12 years. Health officials are worried there will be even more cases by the end of the year. Pakistan now accounts for 80 percent of all polio cases in the world and is one of only three countries, including Nigeria and Afghanistan, at risk of exporting the disease outside its borders. Health officials in Pakistan and around the world are very concerned about the spread of the disease and Pakistan’s ability to halt it. Because of a deep mistrust of vaccination teams, some parents and religious leaders in remote areas of Pakistan will not allow their children to receive the vaccine. The Taliban and other Islamist militants have killed more than 50 health workers and security officials after discovering the CIA had used a vaccination campaign to track down Osama bin Laden.
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Please pray for children who live in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan as those countries are the only ones left in the world where the virus is endemic due to violent conflicts, weak health systems, and poor sanitation. Pray for children in these countries under age five—they are most vulnerable to contracting the polio virus.
Give God thanks that relief workers were able to administer 700,000 vaccinations in Pakistan this past summer. Pray the vaccination campaigns will be successful this winter and spring.
Please pray polio can be eradicated throughout Pakistan. Pray the efforts to vaccinate every child in the country will be fruitful and that political unrest and the fight against terrorism won’t stop the forward progress of the vaccination campaign.
Continue to praise God that India is now considered polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). Thanks be to God for the efforts of India’s millions of public health workers who have immunized hundreds of millions of children in this almost 20-year-long program to eradicate polio.
Pray polio will be eradicated from the face of the earth.

Faces of Children

Please keep in prayer Jim, the husband of Faces of Children prayer partner Carol, as he recovers from several strokes. Pray Jim can regain strength and mobility once again. Please pray for Carol as she helps care for her husband during this difficult season.

Pray for Faces of Children intercessor John and his wife Kerry as they move back to Colorado from Texas later this month. Give God thanks for the ways in which God is providing guidance and support for this faithful couple.

Give thanks to God for the opportunity to share the ministry of Faces of Children this week with the congregation of First Presbyterian Church and members of the Pensacola, FL community. Please be in prayer for the church and community participants as they learn about Faces of Children and how they can pray for suffering and at-risk children. Pray hearts and ears will be open to God’s message about prayer for children.

Please keep Elyse and Ryan, the daughter and son-in-law of Faces of Children prayer partners Chris and Jeff Laufer, close in prayer as they await the birth of their second daughter. Pray God will comfort their 2-year-old daughter Hayley during this season of change and excitement.
Please continue to pray that more churches and individuals will join with the ministry of Faces of Children in spreading awareness about children in crisis and inviting more people to pray for children at risk.



If you have prayer requests about children, those who care for them, those who have authority over them, or those who harm them (the really hard prayers to say sometimes), please send them to Chris Laufer, FOC Coordinator, at claufer@facesofchildren.net

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 16, 2014


MINUTE FOR MISSION: WORLD FOOD DAY - when I read the 10 powerful verses of Luke 9:18–27, I think of Jaff Napoleon, the director of RELUFA, a partner organization in Cameroon. Jaff, a Presbyterian by birth, tirelessly works with communities to ensure that they have a voice when multinational corporations come to their communities to export natural resources—whether oil, minerals, or commodities—from the land. Corporations often negotiate with the government without participation from the communities affected. People find their land taken with no recourse.

I think of Jesus’ words in Luke 9:18, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” Jaff has been called many things—socialist, anticapitalist, liar, fanatic ...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 15, 2014


PRESBYTERY OF NORTHERN NEW YORK - The number of young adults continues to decrease in the area of the country where the Presbytery of Northern New York works and ministers. As a result, smaller congregations find it difficult to maintain a youth group of their own. In an effort to minister to young adults, the presbytery is involved in three mission activitieS ...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Invitation to Prayer: TOMORROW

Faces of Children is an ecumenical prayer ministry under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas. Our mission is to initiate ministries of prayer for children in churches, communities, and neighborhoods. In doing so, we seek to provide an opportunity for people of God to join together, learn about children and their needs throughout the world, and celebrate Christ's love (especially as it relates to children).

Being All-Ear for God


“It is clear that we are usually surrounded by so much inner and outer noise that is it hard to truly hear our God when God is speaking to us. We have often become deaf, unable to know when God calls us and unable to understand in which direction God calls us. Thus our lives have become absurd. In the word ‘absurd’ we find the Latin word surdus, which means ‘deaf.’

A spiritual life requires discipline because we need to learn to listen to God, who constantly speaks but whom we seldom hear. When, however, we learn to listen, our lives become obedient lives. The word ‘obedient’ comes from the Latin word audire, which means ‘listening.’ A spiritual discipline is necessary in order to move slowly from an absurd to an obedient life, from a life filled with noisy worries to a life in which there is some free inner space where we can listen to our God and follow God’s guidance. Jesus’ life was a life of obedience. He was always listening to the Creator, always attentive to God’s voice, always alert for God’s directions. Jesus was ‘all ear.’ That is true prayer: being all ear for God. The core of all prayer is indeed listening, obediently standing in the presence of God.”

Making All Things New by Henri J. M. Nouwen


A message from Chris Laufer, Coordinator, Faces of Children

Greetings, Faces of Children Intercessor,

The Midland Faces of Children prayer group will meet on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center conference room at First Presbyterian Church-Midland, Afterwards, we'll share lunch ($5) and fellowship.


I hope you are able to join us as we pray for the children of our local and global communities.

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer for the littlest citizens of God’s Kingdom! If you have prayer concerns or celebrations about children, those who care for them, those who have authority over them, or those who harm them (the really hard prayers to say sometimes), please send them to me at at claufer@facesofchildren.net, or give me a call.

Grace and peace,

Chris

In the News ... "Buckner Family Place event draws attention to domestic violenc e"

• October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Steve Kuhlman, Reporter
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - With recent high-profile cases of domestic violence in the news, such as the incident involving Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, the issue has once again come to the forefront of mainstream media attention.

According to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 2003-2012, domestic violence accounted for 21 percent of all violent incidents in the nation with intimate partners ranking as the most frequent offenders. Among victims of domestic violence, 76 percent were women and 77 percent of the occurrences happened at or near the victim’s home.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Buckner Family Place partnered with several other local organizations including the Midland Police Department and District Attorney’s office, Safe Place of the Permian Basin and Midland Fair Haven to host the “It’s No Secret” event Thursday to educate women and children on domestic violence and to make them aware of the services available locally ...

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Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 14, 2014


PRESBYTERY OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND - First Presbyterian Church of Barre, Vermont, has partnered with Barre Congregational Church in seeking to engage people who might be uncomfortable deepening their spiritual life within the four walls of a church. Instead, we have been meeting in a local establishment for Theology on Tap.

The group began with a focus on twenty- and thirtysomethings. Our hope was to provide an opportunity for them to explore faith and current events as well as spiritual practices through which God can make a difference in one’s life ...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Invitation to Prayer: WEDNESDAY

Faces of Children is an ecumenical prayer ministry under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas. Our mission is to initiate ministries of prayer for children in churches, communities, and neighborhoods. In doing so, we seek to provide an opportunity for people of God to join together, learn about children and their needs throughout the world, and celebrate Christ's love (especially as it relates to children).

Being All-Ear for God


“It is clear that we are usually surrounded by so much inner and outer noise that is it hard to truly hear our God when God is speaking to us. We have often become deaf, unable to know when God calls us and unable to understand in which direction God calls us. Thus our lives have become absurd. In the word ‘absurd’ we find the Latin word surdus, which means ‘deaf.’

A spiritual life requires discipline because we need to learn to listen to God, who constantly speaks but whom we seldom hear. When, however, we learn to listen, our lives become obedient lives. The word ‘obedient’ comes from the Latin word audire, which means ‘listening.’ A spiritual discipline is necessary in order to move slowly from an absurd to an obedient life, from a life filled with noisy worries to a life in which there is some free inner space where we can listen to our God and follow God’s guidance. Jesus’ life was a life of obedience. He was always listening to the Creator, always attentive to God’s voice, always alert for God’s directions. Jesus was ‘all ear.’ That is true prayer: being all ear for God. The core of all prayer is indeed listening, obediently standing in the presence of God.”

Making All Things New by Henri J. M. Nouwen


A message from Chris Laufer, Coordinator, Faces of Children

Greetings, Faces of Children Intercessor,

The Midland Faces of Children prayer group will meet on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center conference room at First Presbyterian Church-Midland, Afterwards, we'll share lunch ($5) and fellowship.


I hope you are able to join us as we pray for the children of our local and global communities.

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer for the littlest citizens of God’s Kingdom! If you have prayer concerns or celebrations about children, those who care for them, those who have authority over them, or those who harm them (the really hard prayers to say sometimes), please send them to me at at claufer@facesofchildren.net, or give me a call.

Grace and peace,

Chris

In the News ... "Conference to bring awareness about moral injury in veterans"

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• Event begins Wednesday at Midland DoubleTree

Steve Kuhlman, Reporter
Midland Reporter-Telegram

MIDLAND, TEXAS - While post-traumatic stress disorder has garnered attention and research, some — including those at Texas Christian University’s Sour Repair Center at the Brite Divinity School — believe there is another, separate piece to the trauma soldiers experience: moral injury.

Beginning Wednesday, the Soul Repair Center will host a conference at Midland’s DoubleTree by Hilton about the role of community support in the process of recovery from moral injury. The three-day conference will include multiple speakers, workshops and a community discussion ...

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Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 13, 2014


PRESBYTERY OF NEWTON, NEW JERSEY - oung adult ministry feels a little bit like looking at a panel of dials and trying to figure out how to adjust them all in just the right way. The Presbyterian Church in Morristown has, like every other church in the country, been trying to reach young adults for years. It has offered contemporary services, lunches after church, service projects, events to see speakers like Rob Bell, and Theology Pubs in the vibrant local restaurant community. Its story is really no different than any other congregation’s. Statistics continue to show that over half of involved youth will leave their congregation during their young adult years.

The Morristown congregation continues to look for new ways to engage young adults. ...

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 12, 2014


MINUTE FOR MISSION: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS - Did you know that every year one in four adolescents reports physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual abuse and that one in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been physically hurt by his or her partner through violent actions that included hitting? Every year I have the privilege of presenting a seminar on domestic violence to high school students.

I begin with an experiential exercise that allows the students to walk in the shoes of domestic violence victims—to enter into their lives and make decisions that determine the outcome of their stories ...

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: October 11, 2014


PRESBYTERY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - Following the example set by Jesus in Matthew 19, Newark Presbytery proclaims, “Let the children come!” Caring adults lead initiatives like the Montclair Summer Youth Program at Trinity and Central churches. Music, multimedia academies, and mission trips engage youth and young adults at First Presbyterian (Caldwell); Grace (Montclair); Korean United and Bethany, both in Bloomfield; and the Roseville, First Hispanic, Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic, and St. Paul’s congregations in Newark.

The youth and young adult ministry at Elmwood United (East Orange, West Orange, and Newark) typifies our story. ...

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