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New "PC(USA) Guide to Resources" Offers One-stop Shopping
12 May 1996 20:18:20
May 9, 1996
96168 New "PC(USA) Guide to Resources"
Offers One-stop Shopping
by Judy Steer
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The long-awaited "PC(USA) Guide to Resources," which lists
most of the resources published by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and
some selected resources recommended by General Assembly program areas, is
All items listed may be ordered through Presbyterian Distribution
Service, using a church account, Master Card or VISA.
The new guide replaces "Connections: A Resource Guide for Church
Leaders," which was first produced in 1984 as a joint project of the former
Communications Unit of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and
Presbyterian Publishing House of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
following reunion, with Nancy Heinze and the Rev. James Magruder its
The front section of the "Guide" includes a list of addresses of where
to order direct, a "dictionary" of abbreviations used in the text, and an
alphabetical subject list of contents. The rest of the book contains an
aphabetical listing of resources, a video resources list, appendixes
listing Korean and Spanish language resources and resource centers by
synod, and order forms.
The Rev. Arlene W. Gordon, associate for resource center development
and educational ministry advocates support in the Congregational Ministries
Division, took on the project soon after assuming her position a year ago,
and convened a committee in order to get input from all the divisions of
the General Assembly Council and some program areas, such as PresbyTel,
that had a particular interest in the project.
While Gordon coordinated the project, she told Presbyterian News
Service, "It belongs to all of us."
"We have mailed the Guide' to all resource centers," Gordon said.
"Each division will receive 10 copies, and each commissioner to the General
Assembly will receive one.
"We would like to send one to every church," Gordon said, "and we're
looking into acquiring cooperative funding in order to accomplish this."
To be updated annually and eventually available on computer disk, the
"PC(USA) Guide to Resources" can be ordered for $3 each, or $2.75 each for
10 or more, plus shipping, by calling (800) 524-2612. The item number to
request is PDS#70920-96-001.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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