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Plan a trip to Baltimore for a different kind of mission experience

Plans with the Presbytery of Baltimore, host presbytery of the 224th General Assembly (2020), are well underway. Earlier this summer their mission outreach organization, The Center, announced the hiring of Melva Lowry and Olivia Thomas, who will serve from September 2018 through August 2019 as our very first set of Hands and Feet Fellows. They will help coordinate the activities

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Hands and Feet Celebration featuring Kirk Whalum Sponsored by Northern Trust Securities

Be sure to purchase your tickets to be part of the Hands and Feet Celebration featuring Grammy Award winning artist Kirk Whalum for Thursday evening, June 21, at the 223rd Meeting of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased as a part of General Assembly Registration. If you’ve already completed your registration

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Announcing a New Hands and Feet Fellowship Opportunity with The Center

The Hands and Feet initiative is partnering with The Center to offer a 2018-2019 yearlong fellowship opportunity. Fellows at The Center will work with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds, and learn about the challenges facing any congregation that is willing to take the risk of making a long-term commitment to affecting change in its neighborhood. Hands and Feet

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2018 Mission Trip Plans

Español – 한국어 It’s been almost seven months since we officially launched the Hands and Feet initiative and there’s much to celebrate. It’s clear that awareness of the initiative continues to grow around the church, based on the significant increase in enquiries I receive each week. Several congregations and campus ministry groups have committed to sending groups to the Presbytery

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Response to NAACP Travel Advisory for the state of Missouri

On August 2, 2017, the NAACP announced a Travel Advisory for African American travelers in Missouri. This travel alert, the NAACP said, “calls for African American travelers, visitors and Missourians to pay special attention and exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the state given the series of questionable, race-based incidents occurring statewide recently …” [for NAACP news release see http://www.naacp.org/latest/travel-advisory-state-missouri/

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New Opportunity with STL Urban Missions

We’re excited to announce another service learning opportunity. STL Urban Missions is a ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Ferguson, MO. Their program is a mission camp experience in the St. Louis area and it’s designed to provide a variety of work experiences such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters, youth programs and housing rehab. The St. Louis Urban Mission Camp

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