Author Archives: Libby McD

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015

In true YAV/A blog fashion this post is pretty late, but I wanted to share a little about my experience in D.C. with the Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteer Program and the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness at Ecumenical Advocacy Days … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Women at the UN

I am no longer a YAV, but I have decided to continue using my Boston YAV blog to share my experience of being a young adult in the church. Last week I had the amazing opportunity to be a part … Continue reading

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Living Life Together

Today is the last day of work for the 2013-2014 Boston YAVs. Tomorrow is our last day in Boston together, and on Friday we officially move out of the house. Surreal is an accurate description. I have been waiting for … Continue reading

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A Year in Food

Food has taken over my life this year… which probably shouldn’t be a surprise as part of the food justice league. I can now cook things I had never even heard of before, as well as things I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program

One of the projects that my church has been involved with this year is the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program.¬†I met the founder, Alanna, at a screening of A Place at the Table¬†documentary at the Cambridge library just a couple weeks … Continue reading

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Earthworks Urban Farm

It’s been a couple of weeks since General Assembly but I still have a couple more thoughts and stories to share, and then I’ll move on to my last month in Boston (which is still blowing my mind!) Part of … Continue reading

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Social Justice, Pastoral Care, and Ethical Investments

The Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers were sent to the 221st General Assembly in Detroit to experience change at a denominational level and to specifically follow three food-related overtures (like bills sent to Congress) in committee meetings to the … Continue reading

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Radical Hospitality at General Assembly

The Boston YAVs knew for a while that we were going to General Assembly before we found out where we were going to stay while in Detroit. We knew staying at one of the hotels downtown would cost way too … Continue reading

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Leading General Assembly Reflection and Prayer

The Boston YAVs attended PC(USA)’s 221st General Assembly in Detroit last week. It was a long and jam-packed week, so I will be writing several blog posts about the experience, out of order of course. The Young Adult Volunteer program … Continue reading

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D.C. Week: National Gathering and Lobby Day

Last week I was a part of Bread for the World’s National Gathering and Lobby Day. It was an unbelievable busy and crazy and exhausting week but extremely fun and fulfilling. Monday was the day of “listening and learning” that … Continue reading

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