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Tips On Going Back To School from the Palma Ceia Preschool

by Serina Kirkland, CDA, and teacher at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool      As families of the preschool continue to enjoy their Summer vacations, administration and staff are busy preparing the school for Fall. Summer is the time for deep cleaning, organization, and school-wide improvements. We are delighted by the new flooring inside the classrooms of…

An Interfaith Community Event

by Dr. Sylvia Campbell Understanding that, as God’s people, we have the responsibility of protecting the earth and all creatures who live within it, PCPC has established a subcommittee on Creation and Environmental Stewardship. The goal of the subcommittee is to act in ways to bring faith communities together to work towards being responsible stewards…

Reflection on Psalm 27

Lenten Reflection on Psalm 27 (below) by: Lisle Gwynn Garrity “My natural instinct when reading the Psalms is to personalize them, to welcome the ancient poet’s words as my own. When I first read through Psalm 27, I found myself transposing the psalmist’s literal threats—armies surrounding, enemies encroaching, safety retreating—into metaphorical ones that might resonate…

Who Are Ashes For?

“Let’s see… I guess it’s been a whilesince I went to church on Ash Wednesdayto get ashes… How long’s it been?– it’s been a while…  Why did I stop getting ashes? Will I go this year?Why should I go this year?Why go any year?Why ashes? Getting ashes doesn’t mean I’m holy.As a matter of fact,getting ashes…

A Prayer for a new year

Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43: 18-19) Bless us, O Lord, and bless the time and seasons yet…