Pray for the Community of Parkland, Florida

Again we are praying for a mass shooting, senseless violence. Please lift in prayer for the loved ones lost, those who are wounded, the families who anxiously await word from police or doctors, for those who are wounded both visible and invisible. God our shelter,  hold us under the shadow of your wings as we […]

God’s heart is broken…

I am weary. Again. Another mass shooting. Another school shooting. Another round of blaming everyone else and not doing anything. We have learned in the last year we do have a voice. A voice of faith that can cry out into the darkness and say, “no more”. As people of faith we need to say, […]

Celebration of Ordination Anniversary

Congratulations to Rev. Heup Young Kim Ordained on February 14, 1993 – 25 Years! Cards can be sent to: Hyndae2cha Morningside No. 203-1603 Ssangryeong-dong, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do 12792 South Korea [email protected]

Healthcare/Medical Mission Trip

Pastors and Elders: The Newton-Nairobi Partnership Team (NNPT) asks that you alert any healthcare/medical professionals in your congregations who may be interested in volunteering their services in Kenya this summer!  The NNPT is planning a one-week healthcare/medical mission trip. The mission work will be centered at the Partnership’s Kasasule Health Centre, as well as at […]

Praying for First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown

Throughout the year we will be sharing prayers for congregations and their ministries in our Presbytery. First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown was incorporated July 3, 1839 and the sanctuary was dedicated in December 1840. The church and spire of the First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown have been a beacon of faith and outreach for the […]

The Legacy Box and Sweet Memories

2-4 Six days later, three of them did see it. Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make them. Elijah, along with Moses, came into view, in deep conversation with Jesus. […]

The Reasonably Friendly Looking Stranger

The Instructions for the Missional Practice Dwelling in the Word goes something like this: Please listen to the scripture that will be read. As you listen pay attention to where your mind wanders, or pauses. Pay attention to where something grabs your attention, resonates with you or makes you ponder and want to know more. […]

Dwelling in the WORLD

Dwelling in the World We want to be alert and observant of the people of peace in the world where God has sent us.  In order to do so we need to interact in our wider communities, looking for the people of peace that God sends us each week, and join in the community where […]

The Practice of Spiritual Discernment

Question of the Day Spiritual Discernment is about making time and space to listen to how God is calling us. The key words of this practice – making Time and Space. We get so wrapped up in getting “the business” done that we cut short or put off until next time the listening and spiritual […]

Focus on Missional Action

There are so many concerns, issues and ministries calling on our congregations to join in to engage. God calls us to be out and join in God’s mission and ministry within our communities. Yet there are so many… We want to use our time and energy well, not spreading ourselves thin on too many good things. […]