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Ecumenical Gathering Fosters International Sharing

Some forty professionals working on ecumenical relations in different member churches across the globe recently gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for a four-day meeting which took place September 16–19, 2017. The biennial gathering of ecumenical officers of the World Council of Churches created a rich opportunity to network with colleagues throughout the international church. Principal Clerk [...]

2017-09-20T16:09:29+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Ecumenical Gathering Fosters International Sharing

Equipping the Church to Study Overtures About Sexuality – Webinars

Two new webinars are being offered to help equip the church to study and report on the Life and Mission Agency's response to the overtures about sexuality. listen to the recordings below. Session 1: Equipping the Church to Study and Report on the Life and Mission Agency’s Response to Overtures About Sexuality  Wednesday, September 20, [...]

2017-09-26T15:23:13+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Equipping the Church to Study Overtures About Sexuality – Webinars

Survey Regarding Term-Service for Elders

The 2017 General Assembly considered an overture about term-service for elders. The overture contemplates amending the stipulated length of the term individuals serve under this model of eldership. The Assembly asked the Clerks to survey sessions of the church about their experience with term-service. All sessions, whether they use the term-service or life-service model, are [...]

2017-10-03T13:09:33+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Survey Regarding Term-Service for Elders

World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel – Sept 17-24

The World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel (Sept. 17–24) is an annual initiative organized by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum of the World Council of Churches. During this week, which includes the International Day of Prayer for Peace on September 21, church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a [...]

2017-09-11T15:08:18+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel – Sept 17-24

Prayer for Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

God of wind, water, and fire, we come in prayer for those who are in danger and whose lives are forever changed because of the storms in the Atlantic and around the world. Tame the natural forces of chaos and destruction that defy control and rock and endanger life by their fury. Give us the [...]

2017-09-07T17:06:37+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|1 Comment