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Researching donor restrictions is the key to leveraging restricted funds

After skipping a meeting in April, the Coordinating Table came together with a purpose Thursday, agreeing by consensus to a plan for staff to begin identifying the restrictions on some of the 2,000 restricted funds set up as bequests over many decades and continuing the discussions required for presenting a unified budget, perhaps as soon as the 226th General Assembly in 2024.

Special GA committee seeks to keep momentum going on a unified budget

The Moving Forward Implementation Special Committee continues to discuss ways to help three of the denomination’s entities — the Office of the General Assembly, the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the A Corporation/Administrative Services Group — develop a unified budget to present to the 225th General Assembly next year.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) communicators garner Associated Church Press awards

Communicators with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — those who tell Presbyterians’ stories with words, photos, videos, public relations plans and podcasts — were rewarded for their work throughout 2020 on Thursday with recognition from the Associated Church Press during its online Best of the Church Press Awards.

Event sheds light on broken immigration system

During a webinar Wednesday evening, advocates for people seeking a better life in the United States expressed both optimism and uncertainty about the Biden-Harris administration’s ability to improve things at the U.S. southern border.

Making the PC(USA)’s national mission relevant to people in the pews

The Coordinating Table, which has been meeting monthly with the goal of creating a unified budget for the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Office of the General Assembly and Administrative Services Group, took a question-and-answer approach help it reach the goal in time for next year’s General Assembly.