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December 12, 2018

Grace Presbytery welcomes Rev. Dr. Jennifer Marshall

When you come across a job listing for a non-ordained position, but you’re “feeling the call” to apply as an ordained minister, what’s the next step? For Rev. Dr. Jennifer Marshall, who stumbled upon the First Presbyterian Church of Tyler website and learned of their need for a Director of Student Ministries, you heed the… [read more]

December 10, 2018

Hope & Healing during the Holidays

According to a recent article by Erin Dunigan at Presbyterians Today, approximately 75% of PC(USA) churches do not currently offer “Blue Christmas/Longest Night” worship services during the Advent (holiday) season. These special services welcome those who are grieving or struggling and find themselves in need of a safe place to express loss and receive comfort. It… [read more]

December 5, 2018

Grace Presbytery welcomes Rev. Candice Richey Womack

Rev. Candice Richey Womack was ordained in New Covenant Presbytery (Houston) in 2017 when she was almost 8 months pregnant, but her story begins much earlier, of course. The newly called pastor to United Presbyterian Church in Greenville is a California native who grew up riding horses and discovered an early love of foreign languages… [read more]

November 19, 2018

Celebrating the Harvest at First Presbyterian Church, Garland

First Harvest is a tradition in many agrarian cultures during which church members share a portion of their crops, goats, sheep, or similar goods as offerings. At the conclusion of this harvest service, the goods are then auctioned for the benefit of the church. Rev. Paul Burns, pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Garland, says… [read more]