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What a year for Mister Rogers and the Neighborhood!

We will be concluding our Neighborhood Sweater Drive 2018 for those in need of keeping warm one week from today at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. https://pittsburghkids.org Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive Individuals and congregations collect sweaters from now through December 16th to help keep neighbors needing to keep warm this winter through the Mister…


Celebrating a life well lived! George H.W. Bush

A Snapshot in Time with George H.W. Bush & Sam Walton “The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.” – late President George H.W. Bush It was March…


Advent is expectation! Stories preparing the way for Christmas …

The first Christmas … Mary wasn’t in labor when they got to Bethlehem. If no one had had space for them, Joseph would have taken Mary to her relatives, Elizabeth and Zechariah. “From Bethlehem, you can get to any village in the hill country of Judea by one hour on donkey back,” Dr. Ken Bailey…


Time To Be Thankful ….

It is that time of year to reflect on what we need to be thankful for in 2018 and all of life! The late Steve Allen was supportive of the work that Presbyterian Media Mission (PMM) has done and continues to do with Presbyterians and the others in sharing stories of life and faith. We…


Depression “A Little Help”

The holidays can be the best of times and the worst of times for many people! As the days get shorter and winter settles in, depression becomes a battle for many people.  What happens when it becomes serious and someone needs help? Listen to and read Franklin’s story from our Passages stories of hope. In…


“Beyond Wearing Pink: How You Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness”

Breast cancer mortality rates have declined 39 percent due to the continued support of research and education. Imagine how many more lives could be saved if more people knew how to donate to the cause. We share the stories of 2 women on Passages as we celebrate cancer survivors and pray for loved ones remembering…


Fred Rogers Ordination “Celebrating 50 Years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”

Fred Rogers shares on Passages (audio) about the philosophy and theology of Mister Rogers Neighborhood TV program as we celebrate 50 years of the program on WQED.  Click on audio button below … Here is a link to the new 15 second TV Spot where Fred Rogers in his own words shares about being ordained…


A Story of Her Love for the Labor Movement

I have been blessed to sit and listen to some of the most amazing stories told by people from around the world! One of them I’ll never forget is Mavis Kemp. Asa Philip Randolph, Marcus Garvey and Mavis Kemp are all early labor leaders who made a difference for people of color and all people….


Victims of Sexual Abuse Face a Lifetime of Costly Problems

The pain and struggle of being sexually abused as a child lasts a life time for many people who experienced such an unthinkable encounter or relationship! “My latest research, published this month in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect, describes the impact of child sexual abuse from a perspective that researchers don’t often talk about —…


In It Together

I just received this from a FB friend … “This is a personal struggle for me and my family and is very important subject. I can’t say this will be my last post for a while, but maybe the last of many…. love you all! Certainly, in the most difficult moments of life you realize who…