Hands & Feet News

Big Tent 2017 reflects new approach to big gatherings
Hands and Feet initiative prepares attendees to live into the Belhar Confession

“How should the church respond when sin disrupts the church’s unity, creates division among the children of God, and constructs unjust systems that steal life from God’s creation?” This question begins the introduction of the Belhar Confession in the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions. Put another way, the question could be: How are these same issues manifested in the way we, as a church body, conduct our national gatherings?


PC(USA) co-moderators to lead plenary session at Big Tent
Anderson and Edmiston to speak on the intersection of race and poverty

The Rev. Denise Anderson and the Rev. Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of the 222nd Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly, will present a plenary session tentatively titled “At the Cross: Intersections the Church Must Navigate” during this year’s Big Tent. Their talk will be held from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Friday at the gathering of the PC(USA) on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis on July 6–8.


Dirty hands, tired feet, and elevated spirits in St. Louis
First “Hands and Feet” group comes to town from MSU

When General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, began touting his “Hands and Feet” initiative at last winter’s Montreat College Conference and “Hands and Feet” Manager Andrew Yeager-Buckley talked up the service/learning opportunities of the initiative, the UKirk campus ministry at Michigan State University (MSU) immediately signed on.


Hands & Feet mission initiative leads up to 223rd General Assembly (2018)

Presbyterians are invited to send mission teams to the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy as part of an initiative called “Hands & Feet” leading up to the 223rd General Assembly (2018). The assembly is scheduled to meet June 16–23, 2018, in St. Louis.

The goal of the Hands & Feet initiative is to strengthen local and national mission efforts of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by encouraging partnerships and mission involvement with cities hosting the biennial meeting of the General Assembly.