Is God real? How can anyone really know God? What does God want from us? Our clearest understanding of God comes from understanding Jesus. The Gospel of John gives us a unique and penetrating insight into the heart of Jesus and through the heart of Jesus into the heart of God. TPC will spend the […]
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We’ll soon be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year—the Gift of God’s only Son born to save humanity. The Three Wise Men visited baby Jesus offering deeply meaningful gifts. From this came our tradition of giving gifts. Though the sharing of presents started off with good intentions, the Christmas season is now highly […]
A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3- (NRSV) Advent almost gets lost in the holiday hoopla this time of year. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, or even before, lights go up outside the houses, stores are bedecked […]
Arriving at the shelter in Port Arthur, Texas, was a bit of a surprise following Hurricane Harvey. A well organized and patterned setup of 12-person tents and a cafeteria tent stood perfectly distributed along with a huge 250-person tent with a second cafeteria, two laundry units, trailers with showers and toilets. All tents were air […]
God, our Shelter, Be a strong presence in the lives of neighbors who, having survived the winds and rains of the hurricanes, now face grief, uncertainty and weary days. May our generosity in prayer and in tangible signs of support overflow more than floodwaters, to sustain your work of healing and rebuilding and to bring comfort and […]
The Montreat Conference Center is one of the largest conference centers affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The name “Montreat” came from shortening the name “Mountain Retreat.” Montreat gives youth and young adults the means to affirm their calling to be and to shape the church of today and tomorrow. Miriam Ross, our Jr. High Youth […]