Synod News

A Resurrection Story

Rev. Karen Russell, Transitional Executive Presbyter, Holston Presbytery The story of Presbyterians in the early years of this nation cannot be told without telling the stories of Holston Presbytery. Beginning with Rev. Samual Doak, who sent off the Over Mountain Boys to turn the tide of the Revolution, to the Rankin family of church planters, Upper …

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A New Table of Grace

Rev. Sue Westfall, Executive Presbyter, Sheppards and Lapsley Grace Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa is a recent merger between two, very different congregations. The merger work was thoughtful, care-full, and involved deep listening beyond their theological and social differences. The first pastor of the merged church was Rev. Cathy Hoop, a pastor from one of the …

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Celebrations is a new continuing column in the Virtual Voice in which we can share and celebrate with each other as a Synod family. Celebration and praise is at the heart of Christian witness, especially in time of turmoil and change. These short announcement type celebrations will often include links to learn more. All are …

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PDA Prepares the Way for New Starts

Leland Presbyterian Church welcomed four members of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance National Response Team on Sunday, October 29, as part of a commissioning ceremony for the church’s recently established disaster recovery volunteer host site as well as for the site’s coordinator. The host site, called Windward, was established following the devastating F-4 tornado that leveled …

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New Worshiping Community

Upon the 2017 closing of Nicholasville Presbyterian Church (Nicholasville, Kentucky), the Presbytery of Transylvania committed to continuing the nearly 200-year ministry of that congregation by establishing a New Worshiping Community in Nicholasville. Opening earlier this year, Urban Village is that legacy ministry. Located in the old post office in downtown Nicholasville, the mission of Urban …

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From the Synod Executive: Welcome to the third edition of the Synod of Living Waters’ new online newsletter, the “Virtual Voice.” It is my pleasure and honor in this edition to announce the launch of the synod’s new website – including a new address: Among other features of the new website is an archive … Read More »