General Assembly

The PC(USA)’s Unification Commission is hard at work, but looming deadlines will require coordinated and prodigious effort

Meeting Saturday for the sixth time, the 12-member Commission on the Unification of the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency — the Unification Commission for short — learned during an online gathering the timeline for the work ahead and shared some of the progress made by a pair of the commission’s four work groups.

Unification Commission gets to the work of determining how and when the Presbyterian Mission Agency and Office of General Assembly will be one

The 12-member Commission to Unify the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency held its first meeting via Zoom on Saturday. Members — six of them pastors and the others ruling elders — discussed the scope of the task before them and some of the deadlines that will mark what could be a four-year journey together.

‘Come Bear Witness’

As the historic, hybrid 225th General Assembly (2022) came to order on June 18 in the newly renovated conference center at 100 Witherspoon Street in Louisville, Kentucky, it was in no way business as usual.

Setting the table and adorning the walls

Commissioners and advisory delegates at every General Assembly will tell you a highlight is worship, which is always thoughtful and inspiring, appealing to both the eye and the ear.

Three boards come together to approve the 2023-24 unified budget

Meeting via Zoom Monday, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly joined with the boards for the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, to approve proposed unified budgets for 2023-24.

Coordinating Committee approves comments on two significant General Assembly reports

The Coordinating Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board approved comments on two important items of business that will come before commissioners to the 225th General Assembly this summer. With the committee’s approval on Thursday, consideration on the comments will go to the full board for consideration during its meeting April 27-29.