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PHS in 2021

December 16, 2021

A lot has been written and said about how the coronavirus pandemic impacts our sense of time. Thinking back on 2021, several things come to mind immediately: the opening of the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers Exhibit; publication of two special issues of The Journal of Presbyterian History; and welcoming a number of new staff members. Other significant things are just part of “COVID time”—started, impacted, or accelerated because of the pandemic and still with us as we close 2021. What a time this has been.  

Take a virtual tour of the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers exhibit by clicking the video. Visit the digital exhibit by clicking here.

First and most importantly, I feel incredibly lucky, grateful, and blessed to have so much good news to share with you this year. The PHS staff has brought energy, creativity, commitment, and lots of hard work to our endeavors, and we in turn have benefited from the steadfast support of Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II and our colleagues in the Office of the General Assembly. We are surrounded by scores of PC(USA) national staff who believe in the importance of what we do and want us to succeed. 

Learn about the Fall/Winter special issue of The Journal of Presbyterian History and make a gift today in 2021 to receive a digital copy. 

There are countless Presbyterians who support us as well and make our work possible—from all those members and mid councils who pay per capita, use our services, and depend on us for the information they need to the core group of Presbyterian volunteers who serve on our Board and councils.  Every single individual and organization who has donated to PHS contributes to our ability to survive and thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. We are profoundly grateful. 

Katie Cannon, 1970s; her drawing, 2000. Visit the Katie Cannon Digital Archive in Pearl and stay tuned to learn more about this growing collection. 

I hope you will take time to remember, revisit, or learn more about these significant 2021 accomplishments: 

If you have not already done so, I hope you will show your support for PHS by making a year-end gift.  

May this holiday season bring you, your families, and your communities peace and joy.