Community of Grace church completes Solar Panel project

 COG SolarThe Community of Grace Presbyterian Church celebrated its newly completed renewable energy project. The 110-panel solar array will offset the church's energy usage by 85 percent.  Local news was at the ceremony and captured some footage from the event.  To view that article and video, click here.  You can also find additional news on the project here and here.


Russia is coming to St. George!

This year's Russia Mission Network Conference is being hosted by Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in St. George, UT and will take place Wednesday, September 26th through Friday, September 28th.  Pastor Michael Zdorow, Chaplain of the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy, will be speaking at the conference, along with other Russian members that have experience with the Network and PCUSA Mission co-workers.  

The Russia Mission Network (RMN) is made up of Presbyterians from all corners of the U.S. who have an interest in, and a heart for, Christ’s church in Russia.  Many network members are active in partner church relationships and a few pursue independent projects. Some have traveled to Russia, others have not. In all cases, our hope is to break down the walls that divide us and encourage one another as we live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our communities and countries.  The network gathers annually for fellowship, updates on mission involvement in Russia and to learn from one of our mission partners.  As a network we have welcomed and been deeply enriched by Russian guests and partners from the Baptist, Lutheran and Orthodox confessions.


American Fork Raises Funds for New Roof

As part of their 140th Anniversary Celebration, Community Presbyterian Church in American Fork held several fundraisers to help with the cost of replacing the roof on their building.  Efforts led by Studen Pastor Mike Heil and his wife Denise along with several members of the congregation, the church was able to raise ~$80,000!!  This well exceeds their costs and the church is looking forward to their new roof along with other repairs and upgrades.  Thank you to all those who participated and helped with these efforts!