Presbyterian Disaster Assistance responds to earthquake disaster in Nepal

The death toll from the massive earthquake in Nepal continues to rise. Nearly 4,000 are known dead and more than 6,000 were injured when the 7.8 quake struck just west of the capital of Kathmandu on April 25. The quake, the worst in more than 80 years, along with many serious aftershocks has also caused damage in parts of India and Bangladesh.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short–term recovery in the impacted areas with our partner, ACT Alliance and its members who are already on the ground. Immediate response will help provide needed food, water, supplies and medicine to the impacted towns and villages. As long term recovery plans are developed, PDA will accompany and further financially support our partners in the area to insure that a comprehensive recovery is sustained.

The needs for the response will be great. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray.

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Update on the Transition Process from the Presbytery of the Western Reserve

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,                                                                         April 22, 2015

As you may know, the Presbytery of the Western Reserve is actively engaged in a transition process. Our Transitional General Presbyter is leading us through an intentional time of discerning what God is calling us to do and be in this Presbytery. The primary goals for this transitional time are to rediscover God’s call and mission, to discern a vision for the future, to review resources, and to explore organizational models that will support that mission and vision.

We thought it would be helpful to outline the steps we are taking and to let you know where we are in the process. Each step will come to the floor of the Presbytery for approval. The steps of this transitional process, in chronological order, are:

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Order the 2015-2016 Presbyterian Planning Calendar at a reduced rate!

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The 2015–2016 Presbyterian Planning Calendar is an invaluable resource for the whole church that offers numerous useful features that keep you in touch with the church and its ongoing life and work. Calendar pages begin with June 2015 and end with December 2016. 

  • Monthly calendar pages from June 2015 through December 2016
  • Lectionary for the Lord’s Day and special liturgical days
  • Colors for the liturgical seasons
  • Liturgical days, programmatic emphases, and secular holidays
  • Monthly planning suggestions and resources
  • Synod and presbytery directories
  • GA staff directories
  • Foldout synod/presbytery and world maps in color
  • User-friendly size—easily fits into a binder

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Presbytery of the Western Reserve (PWR)

The Presbytery of the Western Reserve, a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), serves forty-three congregations and about 8,900 members in Northeastern Ohio. Bordered by Lake Erie on the north coast, the Presbytery includes the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area, Lorain, Ashtabula, small towns and rural communities.

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Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

Download (PDF) the proposed amendments to the Constitution approved by the 221st General Assembly (2014) and recommended to the presbyteries for their vote. 


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