Tag: Webster Groves Presbyterian Church

Drawp Matthew 25 Gathering December 9

The Dismantling Racism and White Privilege Committee (DRAWP) of the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy hosted a gathering at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church to fellowship and share what our congregations are doing around Matthew 25 precepts – congregational vitality, racial justice, and elimination of poverty. Our guest speaker was Rev. Dr. Jessica Williams of the Kairos Center – a ministry dedicated…

Marching Together in Faith for Gun Violence Prevention

(All photos are credited to: Phil Shoulberg Photography) “Do you think we could borrow your idea about handing out orange ribbons to the congregation for Wear Orange weekend?”  That’s how it started.  Then one of the members of Churches Together for Justice asked, “But wouldn’t it be cool if we did something together for Wear Orange Sunday?  We could have…

What is a Commissioned Pastor

Blog Post by Dr. John Hughes, Ruling Elder Dean of Commissioned Pastor Education Member of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church Just what is a commissioned pastor anyway?  So it often goes when we in the church hear about this important office.  Commissioned pastors are not the equivalent of ordained clergy.  Their training is quite different and their calls to serve are…

Epiphany and the Gift Of Metanoia

The Writing of an Overture to the 225th General Assembly of the PCUSA: An Apology to African Americans for the Sin of Slavery and Its Legacy Blog Post by Diane McCullough, co-chair DRAWP Apology/Overture task force, a Ruling Elder at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church Some define Epiphany as “a moment of Holiness.” As I write this, it is Epiphany, January…

Sorrow Filled Headlines

Guest Blog Post by Julie Burchett and Janice Seele Webster Groves Presbyterian Church Advocacy Team Members “Mass shootings mar holiday weekend; at least 2 dead, 20 injured in Florida incident.” “Gunfire sprayed into homes hurts three teens in St. Louis overnight.” “Nine people are dead after a gunman opened fire yesterday morning at the Valley Transportation Authority light rail yard…