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Here is your Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for the coming week! Click on a link to read the mission story and prayer of the day, access the daily lectionary readings, and find the mission personnel and staff prayer list. Be sure to set a bookmark in your browser to visit the Mission Yearbook web page daily as part of your ministry of prayer!
Race Relations Sunday is a reminder to rededicate ourselves to ministries of justice
Sunday, January 18
We were anointed at our baptisms, and a new humanity, a new people, a new race was created, where all are one in Christ Jesus. So, today, we reaffirm our baptisms as the covenant community of God, of every race and people, created equally in God’s image and anointed to God’s service. Read more.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity calls us to an interdependent life of faith
Monday, January 19
This year’s theme is drawn from the encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. It’s an encounter between two people who normally would have nothing to do with each other—people separated by social and religious boundaries. Jesus crosses the divide and asks the woman from Samaria for a drink of water. Read more.
Congregation in Greer, South Carolina, believes baptismal promise extends to all
Tuesday, January 20
First Presbyterian Church of Greer is finding joy and hope as we live out baptismal promises in our relationships with children and youth. We understand that mission means relationships—both in the congregation and in the community and beyond. Read more.
Atlanta congregation takes risks, gets deeply involved in justice issues
Wednesday, January 21
Our own Emory Presbyterian Church connected with Life Sentence, a music project that tells the gripping tale of Clarence Harrison through live performances and a series of recordings. Wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years, Harrison was changed through the amazing love and witness of a stranger. Read more.
South Carolina congregation turns large lawn into community garden
Thursday, January 22
“Whenever I drive past here, I see all that grass you have to mow. Have you ever thought of having a community garden?” That was the prophetic question another pastor asked me during the Presbytery of New Harmony’s Sumter Cluster 2013 Lenten lunch series. It sparked a time of prayerful discernment for 25-member Fraser Memorial Presbyterian Church. Read more.
Congregation in Athens, Georgia, turns student detour into recreational outreach
Friday, January 23
Located on a main road, the church property includes a recreational area that has become a pass-through for students from Hilsman Middle School and Cedar Shoals High School. After school, many of these young people buy snacks and drinks from local businesses but then don’t have anywhere to go to hang out. Read more.
Mision Peniel connects migrant farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, to faith communities
Saturday, January 24
As many as 1,000 people per week are served by Mision Peniel’s food distribution program, and 15 Peace River congregations and over 1,000 volunteers participate in the ministry each year. Rev. Estrada works closely with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, which continues to advocate for fair wages and working conditions for migrants. Read more.

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