Presbyterian News Headlines For The Week Ending November 17, 2013
Let me begin this week with information about the response to the typhoon that hit the Philippines:
Bruce Reyes-Chow, the Moderator of the 218th GA of the PC(USA) was in the Philippines when the typhoon hit and has been blogging about it on his personal blog and then his Patheos blog. In addition the PC(USA) Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is collecting relief money and the leadership of the church have issued a call to prayer.
In the Presbyterian Church in Canada their Presbyterian World Service & Development has issued an emergency appeal.
The Presbyterian Church in America is responding through their Mission to the World branch.
Similarly the Presbyterian Church in Ireland is reaching out through their Mission Overseas agency. The Belfast News Letter carries an article, "Superb Generosity of our Ulster Churches", with comments by the Moderator of the General Assembly.
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church has no direct mission in that country but is collecting funds to partner with similar Reformed bodies that are present there.
The Church of Scotland and others in the UK are directing donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee or the Tearfund. In the US some, like the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, are directing donors to World Relief.
In other headlines...
A determined woman leads Tripoli church - from The Daily Star (Lebanon); "TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Rola Sleiman never planned on running a church. But when the opportunity came along five years ago, she embraced the chance to serve a small Presbyterian congregation in Lebanon’s second city."
Moderator: War on slavery 'best way to honour Livingstone's legacy' - from STV News; Comments by the Church of Scotland Moderator of the General Assembly at a service marking the bicentennial of David Livingstone's birth
Hillsdale Train Depot to experience new life as Presbyterian church - from Hillsdale Daily Times; "Hillsdale Orthodox Presbyterian Church will hold its first worship service at the Old Train Depot at 44 Monroe Street Sunday."
Anger Management Class Robbed At Spartanburg Church - from WSAV
And finally, to send you off into this coming week, how could I not conclude with this headline:
Cameroon: Christians Celebrate Presbyterian Church Day - from allAfrica