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Freda Gardner, who was elected Moderator of the 211th General Assembly in 1999 and was the first female full-time faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary, died Saturday, May 9, at age 91.
Before hearing a fundraising feasibility report on Stony Point Center Friday and then learning of the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett’s plan to expand any fundraising efforts to make them church-wide, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board took care of committee reports.
Proposed budgets for the Presbyterian Mission Agency — about $61.2 million in 2021 and about $62.9 million for 2022 — will allow the agency two more years to continue the Matthew 25 focus and to carry out no small number of other worthy ministries, too.
Like the other committees, teams and commissions created by the 223rd General Assembly, the Special Committee on Financial Sustainability and Per Capita Review completed its report this week in time to meet Friday’s deadline.
Racing to meet Friday’s deadline, members of the Moving Forward Implementation Commission on Thursday approved individually the eight recommendations it plans to make to the 224th General Assembly, meeting in Baltimore June 20-27.
The Vision 2020 Team has completed its Guiding Statement and has a handful of other recommendations in draft language for the 224th General Assembly to consider when it meets in Baltimore June 20-27.
Meeting via teleconference on Presidents Day Monday, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation Board approved business items ranging from its business plan and the report it’ll make to the 224th General Assembly to protocols relating to the coronavirus — should the virus ever arrive at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, Ky.
The Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns will propose resolutions to commissioners at the 224th General Assembly in June designed to bring increased awareness and further advance the rights of women.
For the time being, the Baltimore Convention Center — nearly 422,000 square feet of space and 50 meeting rooms in the heart of a thriving downtown — is mostly vacant. But beginning 128 days from Wednesday, thousands of Presbyterians will do their best to fill up the mammoth meeting facility.
A committee considering the future of per capita and financial sustainability in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued its preliminary report — meeting its Dec. 31, 2019 deadline.