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March 24, 2020

During a time when Presbyterians and all people who gather in groups of two or more are prayerfully considering how to commune, whether to cancel church, how to obtain individually wrapped communion servings, and whether any of those changes...

March 6, 2020
Presbytery of West Virginia meeting at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church (St. Albans, W. Va.)

On February 15 and 16 I was in Charleston, West Virginia for a meeting of the Presbytery of West Virginia, and to spend time with the congregation (and archives) of First Presbyterian Church. We're grateful to the people of the presbytery for their...

February 3, 2020
 
On January 25th and 26th it was my pleasure to be the guest of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia and of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Our thanks go out to Q. John Tamm, stated clerk of the presbytery, and to Williamsburg's pastors, John Morgan and Rachel Hébert, for their hospitality.
 
The Presbytery of...
January 14, 2020

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award four Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2020. The winners come from four states:

Handsboro Presbyterian Church (Gulfport, Miss.) -- organized 1877
United Presbyterian Church (Sackets Harbor, N.Y.) -- organized 1816
Graham Presbyterian Church (North Vernon, Ind.) -- organized 1817
...

January 7, 2020

Here are some highlights of our work in the tail end of 2019!

Visitors

In the fourth quarter we had 143 research visits, bringing us to 924 for the year; this marks the fourth straight year of dramatically increased use of PHS's resources, representing 144% of our 2015 workload.

Among our building visitors in November were Dr. Cheol Seung Kim and colleagues from the ...

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