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Tacoma First Baptist Church VBS

'Raising Up Children to Be the Leaders of the Next Generation'

Tacoma First Baptist Church hosted its annual Vacation Bible School earlier this month from July 5 to 9. The VBS featured sermons and worship each day, and Bible studies led by different teachers according to age groups. Some 100 children went up to the altar to receive Christ, confessed that they are sinners, and confessed that Jesus is the son of God and that he is their Savior and Lord.

Joshua Lim

Oriental Mission Church's New English Ministry Associate Shares Hopes

Family Chapel, the English ministry (EM) of Oriental Mission Church, has brought on Joshua Lim as its new associate pastor earlier this month. Lim, who preached his first sermon as associate pastor on July 3, will be working alongside Peter Yoo, who is also an associate pastor of Family Chapel. As Lim takes on the roles of teaching and developing small groups, Yoo will continue to take care of the administrative needs of the congregation.

PCUSA Expresses 'Regret' for Harms Done to LGBTQ, Discourages Gay Conversion Therapy

Through the approval of two separate overtures during last week’s 222nd General Assembly, the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA) expressed “regret” and “sorrow” for the discrimination that LGBT individuals may have felt in the denomination over the years, and also directed agencies in the denomination to “refrain from” supporting or carrying out conversion therapy on LGBT individuals.

PCUSA Considers Forming New Non-Geographic Korean Presbytery

The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA) has approved a recommendation during the recent General Assembly that encourages synods in the Western region to consider creating a non-geographic presbytery for Korean-speaking congregations, and to create a staff position that would work as a connection point between the denomination as a whole to the Korean congregations and presbyteries.

KECA Korea Evangelical Church of America

Korea Evangelical Church of America Hosts Conference for Korean American Pastors

The Korea Evangelical Church of America recently hosted a Next Generation Leadership Conference for the second generation Korean American pastors of the denomination from June 13 to 16 at Johns Creek Korean Church. About 30 Korean American pastors attended the conference, which featured times of worship, lecture sessions, fellowship, and discussions.


Atlanta Korean Immigrant Church Ordains Youth Pastor John Park

Korean Community Presbyterian Church of Atlanta held a ceremony on Sunday for the ordination of one of its youth pastors, John Park. Park moved to the U.S. from South Korea in high school, and studied Christian education in college. Thereafter, he ministered in Florida and Virginia, and received an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary.

PCUSA's General Assembly to Consider Recommendations on Changing Definition of Marriage, Honoring Korean Victims of 'No Gun Ri' Incident, Among Others

The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA)’s 222nd General Assembly is set to kick off this weekend on June 18, and will run until June 25 in Portland Oregon, where commissioners from over 170 presbyteries will consider various recommendations and reports. This year, the General Assembly will review over 70 overtures — recommendations for changes — submitted by various presbyteries, and over 20 other items of business.

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