Member Church News: Black Lives Matter

A small but committed United Church of Christ congregation in Decorah, Iowa, is initiating a community-wide project to combat racism, using the denomination’s recently-released adult curriculum on white privilege to facilitate the conversation. A consistent commitment to sacred… Read More

Member Church News: Milestones, Journeys, Beliefs

Twenty years ago this past August, First CRC of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ordained Ruth Hoffman as the first female minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Hoffman is now pastor at Friendship Community… Read More

Member Church News: Peace, Praise, Protests

This week is the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel. Members and partners are addressing the issue. Here’s a sampling: Tom DeVries, general secretary of the Reformed Church in America, invites prayers and action for peace… Read More

Member Church News: Peace Resources and Actions

The Uniting Church in Australia has produced International Day of Peace (21 September) resources focusing on gender equality, climate justice and nuclear disarmament. On the 15th anniversary of the worst terror attack on American soil, Jews, Muslims and… Read More

Looking forward

Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:16). Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, The last few months have been very… Read More

Member Church News: Promoting Peace, Embracing Christ, Encouraging Mission

The Council of the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia has emphatically stated that, “It is time for forgiveness and reconciliation!” And the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship celebrates Colombian peace deal but says more must be done for… Read More

Member Church News: Blessings, Paintings, Sharings, Greetings

What has become an annual ritual for many churches—the “Blessing of the Backpacks”—has taken on special importance at First Presbyterian Church in Findlay, Ohio. This year, the event was integrated into the larger concept of commemorating milestones within… Read More

Member Church News: Connecting, Growing, Serving

The First Church of Marlborough, Massachusetts, has challenged Pokemon Go players to leave a donation at the “PokeStop” in their church’s parking lot. The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the United Church of Christ in Japan held their… Read More

Member Church News: Responding, Praying, Believing

Red Crearte has posted a taste of worship from AIPRAL’s 12th Assembly on their YouTube channel. The Assembly also issued a pastoral letter calling for daily care of God’s creation. In response to unprecedented flooding in southern Louisiana,… Read More

Member Church News: Biking, Gathering, Finding

Representatives from more than 25 Presbyterian and Reformed churches in Latin America are gathered to celebrate the 12th General Assembly of AIPRAL. To commemorate the centenary of the birth of Pastor Xie Wei, the Xie Wei Memorial Presbyterian… Read More