Holy Spirit Moves at Camp Cherokee

    Just a few of the many wonderful ways we saw the Holy Spirit at working among us at Camp Cherokee 2016     When we suddenly found ourselves without two vital staff positions, it was a joy to experience the response of so many persons being helpful and answering “calls”. Some examples are: […]

Highlights from 222nd General Assembly

Highlights from the 222nd General Assembly in Portland By Reverend Chuck Swann Predictions are that the 222nd General Assembly had so many historic moments that it will be remembered as one of the most significant in the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).       First African American elected Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson […]

Cherokee Concentration Camps in North Georgia

In 1838, an estimated 8,000 Cherokee Indians lived in the territory now mostly covered by modern-day Cherokee Presbytery. The Indians were rounded up by soldiers of the US Army and confined to 14 camps to await their forced removal to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. The Cherokees were one among the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokees, Choctaws, […]

What happened at the Red Clay Councils?

a guest post by Rev. Chuck Swann, a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church community in Canton, GA Indian removal was a nineteenth century policy of the government of the United States to relocate Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi River to lands west of the river. The Indian Removal Act, part of […]

Talking to Strangers

For most of us, the caution of well-meaning adults is embedded deep in our bones. “Don’t talk to strangers.” From fear of being hurt to a concern we might be misunderstood or launch a debate we did not intend, or on some days just plain laziness, we just to avoid starting a conversation with someone […]

Babylon, Downtown Abbey, and Presbyterians

Word is there is a big season finale coming up tomorrow night. I have to admit I was a latecomer to the Downton Abbey craze – if public television viewers are capable of a craze. It’s more like Presbyterians responsible for a pep rally, very dignified enthusiasm. For a few seasons, I made fun of […]

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