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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.
A multi-billion-dollar tax reform bill that would have increased taxes on basic necessities including food and utilities sent Colombians to the streets in late April to peacefully protest.
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.
Ian J. Hall has been named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A corporation, President Kathy Lueckert announced Wednesday.
Immigration attorney Linda Y. Rivas was accompanying a mother and her two children Tuesday who had finally secured entry into the United States under humanitarian parole.
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.
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.
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.
Charged with the job of creating a unified budget for 2023-24 to present to the 225th General Assembly next year, the Coordinating Table heard a proposal for doing just that from Kathy Lueckert, president of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders and partners are celebrating executive orders from President Joe Biden as positive and hopeful signs for refugee resettlement in the United States.