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The Sermon on the Mount: A Service of Lessons and Songs

The Sermon on the Mount: A Service of Lessons and Songs is patterned after the Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas with this new service based on Jesus' teachings in Matthew 5-7. Christians can hear the entire Sermon on the Mount read in parts in this new worship service with the readings followed by stanzas of four new hymns by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (to well known hymn tunes) based on each part of Jesus' teachings.

Resurrection Living-Journeying with the nonviolent Christ

edited by PPFers Roger Powers and Sarah Henken

Resurrection Living-Journeying with the nonviolent Christ is a journal resource designed to help individuals explore the theology and ethics of nonviolence and ways to practice it in their daily lives.

Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in Response to God’s Call

The complete final text approved unanimously by the 219th General Assembly, 2010: (pdf)


Also available: working version & vote details from GA:

A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence

God of Mercy, You Have Shown Us

A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence
BEACH SPRING D (“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)

God of mercy, you have shown us ways of living that are good:
“Work for justice, treasure kindness, humbly journey with the Lord.”
Yet your people here are grieving, hurt by weapons that destroy.
Help us turn to you, believing in your way that brings us joy.

PC(USA) 2010 actions on Israel/ Palestine Issues

This summary of actions of the 219th General Assembly (2010) regarding Israel/Paelstine Issues is provided by the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA).

Download the summary (pdf)


Boycotts, Nonviolence, and Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Transformation

by Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

As an American, a Jew, a rabbi, a peacemaker, and a solidarity activist, I want to open a conversation about “BDS” — boycott, divestment, and sanctions — the nonviolent strategy supported by the majority of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, Israel, and the diaspora as the preferred method of ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. I am writing about BDS from a particular framework of understanding:

Principles to Guide our Work: The Conflict between Israel and Palestine

This document is intended both to ground our own work in this area, and also to offer guidance for others, including commissioners and advisory delegates to the 219th General Assembly. It was approved by the National Committee of the PPF on May 24th, 2010.