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  • Celebrating 120 years in Bridgeport, Texas November 2, 2018 - First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport is located just off U.S. Highway 380 in Bridgeport, Texas, not too far west of Decatur. “We always say if you can see the water tower, you can see the church!” says Rev. Jim Ramsawh, pastor at Bridgeport.  You’ll find Rev. Ramsawh and church secretary, Diane Fullingim, keeping standard office […]
  • In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Blair Monie October 30, 2018 - Rev. Dr. Blair Monie, Pastor Emeritus of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, has reached the end of his battle with pancreatic cancer and entered the Church Triumphant. “Please remember Cyndy Monie in your prayers, and the many people in Blair’s life who were empowered in their faith by his words and friendship,” said Rev. […]
  • Welcome to Grace Presbytery! October 17, 2018 - In recent weeks, Grace Presbytery has welcomed a number of pastors to its ranks. It’s exciting news for our congregations!   Rev. Sarah Are was installed as Associate Pastor for Youth & Young Adults at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas on Sunday, August 26. Rev. Mark Brainerd was installed as Associate Pastor for Congregational […]
  • Grace Presbytery welcomes Rev. Rosy Robson October 10, 2018 - Rev. Rosy Robson was an active participant in Presbyterian Campus Ministry during her time as an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She also served as a youth intern at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church and spent four summers on staff at Montreat Conference Center. Following her graduation from UNC, […]
  • Kerens Presbyterian: All God’s Creatures October 1, 2018 - On the afternoon of Sunday, September 30 at the corner of Sinclair Avenue and Southeast 3rd Street in Kerens, Texas, 21 furry creatures gathered with their humans for a special blessing. The occasion was the second annual “Blessing of the Animals” at Kerens Presbyterian Church. Beneath the shade of large live oaks, church members and […]
  • Kilgore Installation Service: Rev. Will Wilson September 25, 2018 - Rev. Will Wilson spent most of his life in the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. He grew up calling Asheville home. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Biblical Studies from Montreat College and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. “Attending Montreat was a game changer for me,” says Will. […]
  • Grace Presbytery welcomes Rev. Chris Lee September 19, 2018 - Rev. Christopher Lee originally hails from Florida. Following graduation from Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, he earned his Master of Divinity at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He also holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Chris is married to his college sweetheart, Brandy, and has two daughters – […]
  • Preston Hollow: Mission in Malawi September 18, 2018 - Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church began its mission partnership in the African country of Malawi through an invitation from PC(USA) mission co-workers, Nancy and Frank Dimmock. Throughout their 35-year tenure of service, Nancy and Frank were involved in health, education, and development ministries in partnership with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), the largest denomination […]
  • Job Listing: Director of Ministry Transitions – Grace Presbytery, Irving September 12, 2018 - PURPOSE/IMPACT: The primary purpose of this position is work with congregations and pastors in various stages of transition.  This may be pastoral or staff transitions, changes in demographics or financial capacity, or internal conflict – providing support for congregations and their leaders (pastors and elders).  The position works closely with the General Presbyter and Director […]
  • First Pres Plano: The Summer of Movement August 30, 2018 - Interim Pastor Wendy Kolakowski was officially welcomed to First Presbyterian Church of Plano on Sunday, April 15. The church is nestled on a large, tree-covered lot at the northeast corner of Jupiter and 15th Street near downtown Plano. Rev. Kolakowski describes the congregation by using a tagline you’ll see on the church marquee: “Small enough […]
  • A Calling in East Texas August 23, 2018 - When Jimmy Chapman talks about churches in the eastern region of Grace Presbytery, there’s a bit of a twinkle in his eye. “I have a passion for small churches, since I’ve always been a member of a small church. Wonderful things happen in these spaces. Small churches are just as much a part of the […]
  • Canyon Creek: Being a Purple Church August 16, 2018 - When Paul wrote to the Philippians from his jail cell, he told them that people harbor a multitude of motivations for proclaiming Christ… goodwill, boldness, envy, love, defense, even selfish ambition. And then he asked, “What does it matter?” Short answer: It doesn’t. Rev. Andrew Odom unpacked Paul’s message last Sunday for worshipers at Canyon […]
  • Ridglea Presbyterian: And They Went Together August 11, 2018 - Sunday, July 29 marked the final worship service for Ridglea Presbyterian Church at its Camp Bowie location in Ft. Worth, Texas. Led by Rev. Dr. Ryan Baer, (pictured above with Rev. Dr. Jan DeVries) the service welcomed over 300 worshipers along with colleagues in ministry from Grace Presbytery to celebrate the sacrament, decommission the building, […]
  • We Worship, We Serve, We Play July 23, 2018 - Synod Youth Workshop, July 2018 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 The second week of July nearly 300 Synod youth, staff, and adult […]
  • Grace Camp Celebrates 10th Year July 19, 2018 - Over a decade ago, and following a conversation between Miatta Wilson, Director of Children’s Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, and former CEO of Presbyterian Communities & Services, Godwin Dixon, an idea was born. What if a child’s church camp experience could be replicated inside a retirement center community? Wouldn’t this provide a wonderful […]
  • New Bible Study Resources for Fall July 2, 2018 - New Adult Book Study Resources for Fall 2018  The following book study resources are available from Grace Presbytery’s Resource Center. Contact Resource Center Director Leah Wyckoff (click to email Leah) to reserve them. Six Themes… This new series of six-session Bible studies from Presbyterian Publishing introduces major books of the Bible and their main themes. […]
  • Triennium 2019 June 18, 2018 - The Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches are centered around the worship of and the trust in God as lived and taught by Jesus Christ and carried on by the power of the Holy Spirit. This includes the daily invitation to all to pray, serve, and “Here’s my Heart” For young people it […]
  • Local Lineage Groups Recognize Military Veterans at Presbyterian Night Shelter June 4, 2018 - Representatives from local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recognized military veterans at the annual Memorial Day Veterans Picnic at the Presbyterian Night Shelter (PNS) in Fort Worth May 24. The annual picnic featured food donated and served by local volunteers, games, and door prizes […]
  • Celebrating 75 years at Ridglea Presbyterian Church April 30, 2018 - On Sunday, April 22, 2018, in their own unique way, two hundred and thirty-nine members and guests celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Ridglea Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, Texas. In 1943, World War II was just ahead. In preparation for troubled times, a plane manufacturing plant was located on a Fort Worth patch of pasture […]
  • Austin Theological Seminary Partner Luncheon March 21, 2018 -   Partner Luncheon     Grace Presbytery’s own Alex Pappas will be sharing her story at this complimentary luncheon hosted by Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. President Theodore J. Wardlaw, alumni, and trustees will share the vision and mission of Austin Seminary, and you will have an opportunity to support the students. Diane Pennington will open […]
  • John Calvin Presbyterian Church March 21, 2018 - We will meet the challenges and move forward to the glory of God: John Calvin Presbyterian Church closes after 65 years One week before John Calvin Presbyterian Church would have its last worship service, Rev. Amy Moore sat down with Grace Presbytery to share the story of the church and of her experience the last […]
  • General Presbyter’s Report to the February Presbytery Meeting March 21, 2018 -   Psalm 22:23-31 The Message (MSG)   One of the hardest cycles of the church year for me is Lent.  Advent I’m always ready for.  I’m ready to be hopeful, reflective.  I’m even willing to avoid singing Christmas carols in worship until Christmas Sunday and to be content with Advent hymns instead.Lent, however, not so […]
  • Meet the New Moderator February 9, 2018 - Meet Our New Moderator and Vice Moderator: Phyllis Kidwell and David Schaefers Seek to Serve Grace Presbytery in Their New Roles Phyllis Kidwell and David Schaefers are about to embark on a journey they have never been on before. Serving as Moderator and Vice Moderator will place them in new service roles in Grace Presbytery. […]
  • Past and Present Work in Harmony to Forge a Bright Future for First Presbyterian Church of Dallas February 8, 2018 - New Life at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas from Grace Presbytery on Vimeo.     Joshua Taylor, who is Director of Worship and Music at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, was still beaming in the aftermath of the celebration weekend to reopen their renovated sanctuary when he sat down for this interview. “So many people […]
  • Serving with Humility, Imagination, and Love: Amgad Beblawi Joins Grace Presbytery as Associate General Presbyter December 19, 2017 - Amgad Beblawi has traveled and lived in locations around the world. He spent his early years in his native Egypt, where he was a member of a Presbyterian congregation in Synod of the Nile. Since moving to the United States after high school, Amgad has lived in California, Virginia, and Kentucky. He received an M.A. […]
  • Season’s Greetings from Cathy Chang December 18, 2017 - Cathy Chang, PC (USA) Mission Co-Worker in The Philippines visited Grace Presbytery in June 2017. Christmas and New Year’s Greetings   Since we are a family who celebrates the twelve days of Christmas (that is, through Epiphany), we are happy to share our extended Christmas and New Year’s greetings to you!  When we still lived in […]
  • Zambia was What God Meant for Us to Find: Charles and Melissa Johnson Reflect on Life in Lundazi as Mission Co-Workers October 24, 2017 - Charles and Melissa Johnson are mission co-workers in Lundazi, a small town in the Eastern Province of the Republic of Zambia, close to the Malawi border, which is in southern Africa. They were invited to serve by the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Synod of Zambia. They arrived in Lundazi in March 2016 and […]
  • Grace Presbytery Meeting November 16th October 16, 2017 - The next Stated Presbytery Meeting occurs on November 16th at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Welcome Letter from Rich McDermott ” While our society seems to be experiencing a great upheaval and division, the Body of Christ can play an amazing and exemplary role of demonstrating the reconciliation and forgiveness that we ourselves have received […]
  • Living and Ministering Among the Powers October 3, 2017 - Living and Ministering among the Powers – an indirect reflection on the values of being Reformed — a report to Grace Presbytery 9/30/17 by Rev. Janet DeVries, General Presbyter Readings: The Confession of 1967 — 9.31 and Romans 8: 22-39 The Cuban Missile Crisis happened when I was 12. I remember with the imagination of […]
  • Stated Presbytery Meeting September 20, 2017 - Welcome all, to the Grace Presbytery Meeting this September 30, 2017. The meeting will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, Texas. Look below for listings of hotels, rates, restaurants for everyone to book their lodging if they are planning on booking.     (Included in the booklet is the docket as well as […]
  • Young Adult Volunteer Alumni September 19, 2017 - Connect with Young Adult Volunteer alumni from Grace Presbytery and learn about the launch of the presbytery’s ministry to continue its promotion and support of the YAV program. Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 Time: 5 – 8 p.m. Dinner will be provided Location: 1300 El Patio Dr. Dallas, 75218 Reservation: RSVP by Oct. 15 RSVP […]
  • YAV year prepares volunteers for their next chapter in life September 5, 2017 - Emily Mikhail and Ekama Eni had been back in Texas for a week after returning from their respective YAV assignments when they sat down for an interview with Grace Presbytery in mid-August. Emily and Ekama spent a year as members of the PCUSA YAV program. Young adult volunteers explore God’s calling in their lives while […]
  • ReFocus 2017 Conference August 16, 2017 -   The research is in and it’s conclusive—the single most influential figure in faith formation for adolescents is the parent. For many of us, this calls for a significant ministry refocus: we must include parents, stepparents, and other caregivers in our ministry efforts if we want to make a lasting impact on youth. Join the […]
  • Rev. Nosheen Khan, first woman ordained in Pakistan August 15, 2017 -   It is the need of the time: Rev. Nosheen Khan, first woman ordained in Pakistan, is a role model for women and the Presbyterian Church. Rev. Nosheen Khan is not afraid of a challenge. She is the first woman ordained in her country of Pakistan, the first woman principal of a seminary school steeped in […]
  • Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process August 1, 2017 - Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process   Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process        Are you encountering unhealthy patterns within the church related to unresolved conflicts from the past? Are you interested in enhancing your ability to manage self in a non-anxious manner in the midst of congregational anxieties?  Sign up below to attend Clergy […]
  • Grace Presbytery Defends Against Litigation Instituted by First Presbyterian Church, Inc. of Gatesville, Texas February 15, 2017 - As you may know, on January 27, 2017, an entity calling itself First Presbyterian Church, Inc. in Gatesville, Texas filed a lawsuit in the civil courts against Grace Presbytery.  Without giving Grace notice or the opportunity to appear in court, FPC Inc. obtained a temporary restraining order that unconstitutionally bars Grace from fulfilling its ecclesiastical […]
  • Adjusting to Life as a Grace Presbytery YAV January 11, 2017 - Three members of Grace Presbytery are a few months into their new lives as PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteers (YAV). They may be serving in different locations, but their stories of adjustment are similar as they settle into their new environments. Emily Mikhail of West Plano Presbyterian Church is serving in Chicago, Illinois; Ekama Eni of […]
  • Summary of May Stated Presbytery Meeting June 13, 2016 - The following items are highlights from the May 26, 2016 Stated Presbytery Meeting at Trinity Presbyterian Church, McKinney. The booklet for the May 26 Stated Presbytery Meeting is available on the Grace Presbytery website. http://www.gracepresbytery.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Booklet-for-2016-05-26-Presbytery-Meeting-Draft-4-1.pdf   Ministry and Mission Reports United African Presbyterian Church, Dallas – Rev. Julius Edah presented information about the reconstruction, renovation, and […]
  • Presbyterian churches band together to help Ahmed Mohamed in the aftermath of media firestorm September 22, 2015 - By Judy Ramos Director of Communications Many people in North Texas and around the country followed the story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving teenager who was arrested after he took a homemade clock to school to show his teachers. While the story made national headlines, some of our own local Presbyterian Church (USA) members jumped […]
  • Transitions in Grace Presbytery Director of Communication September 4, 2015 - Grace Presbytery, in response to feedback from presbyters over the last year is seeing some changes in its area of Communications. Rob Allen, Director of Communication for almost 13 years, is leaving the staff effective September 30. He has felt the desire to explore a new call and this transition allows him to pursue it. […]
  • Imperfect, but blessed May 20, 2015 - “You. Are. Blessed. These three words were not only the theme of Grace Presbytery’s Youthquakes, but was the lesson that the middle-school participants walked away with,” said Brennan Caviness, a PULSE member from Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving. Grace Presbytery held two Youthquakes for 213 middle school youth and adults from 20 churches at Gilmont […]
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance responds to earthquake disaster in Nepal April 28, 2015 - Thousands are dead or injured from the massive earthquake and aftershocks that shook Nepal and neighboring countries on April 25. The quake, the worst in more than 80 years, struck just west of the capital of Kathmandu and destroyed towns and mountainous villages. The government of Nepal has officially requested international assistance and declared a […]
  • Made known in the breaking of bread April 11, 2015 - April 11, 2015 Dear Grace Presbytery friends in faith, On Monday, April 13, four of us from Grace Presbytery are headed to Israel and Palestine to be in conversation with PC(USA) mission partners and to explore a likely Grace Presbytery trip in the spring of 2016. Participants in this initial trip are staff: Joanna Kim, […]
  • Presbytery Meeting – Legacy to get help as they plan its first building March 20, 2015 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Legacy Presbyterian Church of Frisco, presbytery’s newest congregation, was chartered last November. Meeting at Carroll Elementary School for several years as a New Church Development (NCD), each Sunday morning, the congregation brings in a trailer of materials and equipment for Sunday School and worship and tears it down at […]
  • Presbytery Meeting – Trinity, The Colony sees a new beginning with the sale of property March 20, 2015 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Trinity Presbyterian Church of The Colony is participating in New Beginnings, a program of the PC(USA) & Grace Presbytery that helps a church to make decisions about its future. For the past five years, Trinity has had issues with building debt, now at approximately $1.2 million, exacerbated by some […]
  • Presbytery Meeting – Sale of Bethany, Dallas property approved March 20, 2015 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Bethany Presbyterian Church of Dallas has been in its current building on Cedar Springs Rd near the North Dallas Tollway since it was built in the 1960s, in what is now an aging facility difficult for the congregation to maintain. Also, the membership has changed from predominately Caucasian to […]
  • Presbytery Meeting – First Presbyterian Church of Killeen dissolved; Presbytery to explore opportunities for a reformed presence March 20, 2015 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Grace Presbytery approved the recommendation from the Administrative Commission for First Presbyterian Church of Killeen to dissolve the congregation effective April 5, 2015. The presbytery will explore opportunities for shared ministry in Killeen. This was the second administrative commission for the congregation since 2008, both of which, were asked […]
  • Presbytery Meeting – General Presbyter’s Report March 16, 2015 - Audio Version of General Presbytery’s Report   by The Rev. Dr. Janet DeVries General Presbyter Matthew 5:13-16 (NRSV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14 “You are […]
  • Presbytery Meeting – Moderator’s Report March 16, 2015 - Audio Version of Presbytery Moderator’s Report   by Paul Williams Presbytery Moderator I have been involved with presbytery for a long time, having been elected to my first presbytery committee in 1965. I have been to a LOT of presbytery meetings. As I reflect, I find myself remembering something President Eisenhower said: “Things are more […]
  • Grace Presbytery’s voting results on the amendments to the constitution March 7, 2015 - Grace Presbytery passed all the amendments to the Constitution from the 221st General Assembly except Amendment 14-A (Renunciation of Jurisdiction). The vote totals by amendments are: Amendment 14-1 – Confession of Belhar: 250 (Y) 51 (N) 6 (A) Amendment 14-A – Renunciation of Jurisdiction: 30 (Y) 269 (N) 4 (A) Amendment 14-B.1 –  Final Assessment: […]
  • What if a bunch of students . . .? February 2, 2015 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Sitting in his office filled with books, pictures, and his guitar next to his paper-covered desk, John reflects. He writes names in his ever-present journal, number 75. The previous 74 sit within an arms-reach on the bookshelf next to desk. Jim Johnson. David Stringer. Paul Chitwood. Joe Gossett. Randy […]
  • Permanent Judicial Commission decision January 7, 2015 - On January 7, 2015 the Permanent Judicial Commission of Grace Presbytery found Joseph B. Rightmyer guilty of eight charges that he violated the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) when he served as Interim Pastor of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church of Dallas during the time when the congregation voted to leave the denomination. Among […]
  • Lights for Lima December 15, 2014 - by Kathy Porter First Presbyterian Church, Henderson Members of First Presbyterian, Henderson, gathered on December 7, for a brief service of light and prayer for the gathering in Lima, Peru of leaders and representatives from nations all over the world to discuss climate change. FPC joined people all over our planet in praying and lighting […]
  • Conversations in Theology and Practice; Sign up today December 5, 2014 - Presbytery Council has allocated funds for 2015 to schedule opportunities for “Conversations on Theology and the Practice of Ministry.”  Three of those events are listed below and we expect other events to be planned and announced during the year.  The intention is that the leadership will be diverse – theologically, gender, racially and regionally.  As […]
  • Video: Partnerships December 2, 2014 - Grace Presbytery has three congregations that have partnered with a New Church Development or a fellowship. Watch and see what makes each of these partnerships special.
  • General Presbyter’s Report to the November 21st Presbytery Meeting November 24, 2014 - The Parable of the Sower (Matt 13:3-23) 13  3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much […]
  • Attention Clerks of Session: Recognizing deceased ruling elders at the December presbytery meeting October 7, 2014 - Each year at the November meeting of Grace Presbytery, we remember the ruling elders who have joined the Church Triumphant within the past twelve months.  The recalling of those men and women who have served faithfully in our congregations is a time of inspiration during our meeting. Please send us the name of any ruling […]
  • General Presbyter’s Report to the September Presbytery Meeting September 28, 2014 - by The Rev. Dr. Janet M. DeVries General Presbyter 1 Corinthians 12:27-28 27Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. […]
  • Witnessing to the world September 3, 2014 - By Pat Cole Special to Presbyterian News Service This May marked the seventh time a Doctor of Ministry class from the Presbyterian seminary in Decatur, Ga., spent two weeks at the U.N. Ministry in New York. Each class studies a different global issue from a faith perspective. This year’s topic was one of the hottest […]
  • Little Free Library builds relationships August 28, 2014 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Reading opens opportunities. When a young child picks up the habit to read,  he or she has a better chance to be more successful in school and have more opportunities later in life. Emmanuel Presbyterian Church of Bedford, through its 6:8 Project, is doing its part to encourage reading […]
  • Food drive on wheels August 28, 2014 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Brent picked up his iPhone on an early June Saturday morning and scrolled through his Twitter feed. A tweet from National Public Radio caught his attention. Reverse food truck? What is that? Clicked the link. After reading the story about a Minnesota beer company’s reverse food truck that collected […]
  • Surprising Connections August 6, 2014 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications The phone rang and interrupted Katy Portillo finishing up her daily task as sales and catering coordinator at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. “The [PC(USA) National Multicultural Conference]  planning team wanted to come on Monday and it was Friday. They wanted to come to the hotel one […]
  • Resources to help you understand the actions of the 221st General Assembly July 29, 2014 - The following documents are provided to help you understand the actions of the 221st General Assembly that met in June, 2014. These documents were provided to the people who attended the presbytery’s post-General Assembly conversations – Kilgore on July 20 and Presbyterian Mission Center in Irving on July 26.   A Pastoral Epistle by the […]
  • Post-221st General Assembly Discussion Gatherings July 2, 2014 - You are invited to attend a gathering to discuss the recent meeting of the General Assembly.  As you know, there were a number of significant issues voted upon which generated a lot of conversation among Presbyterian leaders. This gathering will be your opportunity to hear from Grace Presbytery commissioners and staff who attended the General […]
  • PC(USA) leaders issue pastoral letter to the church on Assembly’s marriage actions June 20, 2014 - June 19, 2014 To congregations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Earlier today the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved a recommendation from its Civil Union and Marriage Issues Committee allowing for pastoral discretion to perform “any such […]
  • A year of service: Learning from brave people who choose to heal June 3, 2014 - by Mary Kate Bevel Young Adult Volunteer – Peru First Presbyterian Church, Dallas My name is Mary Kate and I am from Dallas, where I grew up attending First Presbyterian Church of Dallas where my faith was formed and my love for service was ignited. Through my church I was introduced to the Young Adult […]
  • What does it take to get a church “unstuck” so it can connect with its community? May 8, 2014 - by Rob Allen Director of Communications Grace Presbytery A man and woman step on an escalator and halfway up to the next level the escalator stops abruptly. Annoyed, they shout for someone to help. Eventually, a maintenance person comes to help, and his escalator stops. They are stuck and helpless until the escalators starts moving […]
  • Diana Butler Bass, changes in the American religious culture April 21, 2014 - by The Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford Senior Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Dallas How’s the weather? What’s the climate like? These are two very different questions. They are both important. Weather involves the short term and immediate context. Climate describes an overarching theme of weather over a long period of time. On April 5 & 6, […]
  • College students find warmth in helping others April 7, 2014 - by Mary Henderson First Presbyterian Church, Garland Grace Presbytery Young Adult Ministry sponsored a college mission trip to Moore, Oklahoma, January 5-9 to help with the recovery from last year’s tornado. Here is a summary of the trip: Monday: Nine college students braved the wintery cold and set out to provide help with a couple […]
  • East Texas youth groups connect through Lazer Tag Round 2 April 7, 2014 - Sunday March, 30th…A day that will live in joviality!  For the second straight year the youth from FPC Tyler, FPC Winnsboro, and Saint Andrew’s Pres. in Longview met in Longview to compete in some friendly games of lazer tag! There were close to 50 adults and youth that came together in fellowship! After we finished lazer […]
  • Youth Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler March 24, 2014 - by Neil McKown First Presbyterian Church, Tyler The youth and children at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler, led our congregation in worship. Leading everything from start to finish, sharing the musical gifts–with cello and violin solos; to a skit over Matthew 5:38-48; and so much more. This was the second year we’ve had the Children’s […]
  • Report to Grace Presbytery • Matthew 11:2-5 March 10, 2014 - Note: The Rev. Janet M. DeVries delivered the following report on February 28, 2014, at the stated meeting of Grace Presbytery. There are people across the presbytery who periodically ask me if I wish I could be bishop for a day, and then we laugh at the impossibility of such an event.  But if I […]

 

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