Since we began posting over 40 contributors – PCI staff, overseas mission personnel, ministers, the Moderator and others – have posted over 70 blogs Nepal to Kenya, on topics as diverse as discipleship and child protection, to the benefits of a good bike for refugees and asylum seekers.
In this weekly catch up, you can visit for the first time, or revisit again, some of this week's offerings.
Signing praise: In her blog, Mary Carson writes her love of the Kinghan Church and the community there, as they recently celebrate their 160th anniversary. You can read Mary's blog here.
Waiting to be rescued?: Having visited the 149th Balmoral Show in May this year, Dr. Frank Sellar remembers happy times visiting his granny’s County Antrim farm as a child – and one particular day he remembers for very different reasons. You can read Frank's blog here.
Grow and bear fruit: Elma Leeburn, PW President reflects on May's Annual Meeting and looks forward to her year in office with expectancy. You can read Elma's blog here.
Variety is the spice of life: Ruth Bromley, PCI's Children's Development Officer asks congregations "What is your vision for children's ministry?" You can read Ruth's blog here.
Printed word: Presbyterian Herald editor, Sarah Harding, provides an insight into June's edition of the denomination's magazine: You can read Sarah's blog here.
The Circus: In his blog, Robin Fairbairn describes the arrival of ‘the circus’ and how times change, but also the unchanging nature of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. You can read Robin's blog here.
The view from the Chair: In 2014 Dr. Michael Barry chaired the General Assembly as Moderator. In his blog gives a unique insight into that year’s gathering of the denomination’s governing and decision-making body. You can read Michael's blog here.
The perfect judge: In his blog, Rev. Trevor Boyd describes his experience of having the privilege of judging at this year’s Ballymena Show, and how there were those who agreed with him - and some who didn’t! You can read Trevor's blog here.
Pastoral care for the older generations: In his blog, Tom Finnegan writes about pastoral care for the older generation, the unique contribution that older people make to congregational life and how supporting them is an important pastoral task for the Church. You can read Tom's blog here.
Celebrating 25 years of care in Omagh: In her blog Caroline Crawford, the home manager of Harold McCauley House, describes the activities and opportunities that the staff have taken to ensure that their residents receive ‘person-centred care’. You can read Caroline's blog here.
Up Close & Personal – The Gift of Encouragement: In his blog Mark Welsh considers the book of Philippians and the impact of gift-giving. You can read Mark's blog here.
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