RNA Top 10 religion stories of the year Religion features prominently during the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump insurrectionists. Some voice Christian prayers, while others display Christian or pagan symbols and slogans inside and outside the Capitol. Taliban retake control of Afghanistan after U.S. military withdraws, reimposing strict Islamic rule 20 […]
The Reverend James Alfred Westbrook, 84, of Union City, Tennessee, died December 20, 2021. James, an honorably retired member of West Tennessee Presbytery, was born August 13, 1937, in Weakley County, Tennessee, to Hillman Westbrook and Louise Broach Westbrook. James became a Christian, was baptized by the Reverend O.A. Gardner, and joined Good Springs Cumberland […]
The 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) plans to address the historic injustices toward Indigenous peoples harmed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and its predecessor denominations. The pre-1906 Cumberland Presbyterian Church is counted as one of those predecessor denominations. In order to facilitate discussion, the Presbyterian Historical Society has prepared a guide to […]
Betty Ann Teague, 87, of Greeneville, Tennessee, died December 18, 2021. Betty was a member of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Presbytery of East Tennessee). She was a member of the Women’s Circle II and the Covenant Life Sunday school class. Betty served on the Worship Committee for decades.
Focus Let yourself become open to God and the knowledge that comes from the Word. Ask God for peace at this time. Read Psalm 113 (NRSV) 1 Praise the Lord!Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore.3 From the rising of the […]