Announcing the APCE Award Winners

ENRICH- Educator of the Year Michael Waschevski Michael Waschevski was called as an Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1999 after having served churches in Michigan and Texas. He serves as Associate Pastor for Christian Formation and...
Catching Up with Past Educator of the Year Recipients

Catching Up with Past Educator of the Year Recipients

  Dorothy Brown Henderson, APCE Educator of the Year 2005, sought to reinvent herself in retirement. After serving as a long-time educator in the Presbyterian Church in Canada and authoring resources and curricula for church programs, Henderson is now a full-time...

Noticing Gave us a LIFT

It started with some noticings. We noticed that our Sunday morning church school attendance was getting smaller. We noticed that children were attending less frequently—we’d have a child in class one Sunday and then not see that child again for the next three weeks....
In the Heart of the City

In the Heart of the City

Old Stone Church in Cleveland, Ohio has been meeting on Public Square in the heart of downtown Cleveland since 1820. Incorporated as the First Presbyterian Society in 1827, its first permanent building was dedicated in 1834. The church has maintained its place as “a...
In the Heart of the City

What happens when church doors are opened?

Many congregations today find themselves questioning their purpose. With Christianity on the decline in the global north, the obvious question of most churches is, “How will we survive?” A deeper question that surfaces is, “What is our mission?” Congregations that ask...