On one of the final days before commissioners to the 224th General Assembly (2020) will be asked to change it from a commission that can take actions on its own to a committee that makes recommendations, the Moving Forward Implementation Commission on Thursday issued a five-page administrative supplement.
Ruling Elder Marj Carpenter, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 207th General Assembly (1995), a tireless supporter and interpreter of mission and for 15 years director of the Presbyterian News Service, died Saturday in Big Spring, Texas, following a long illness. She was 93.
Nearly 400 people gathered virtually Wednesday to share with one another the good things God is doing through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Matthew 25 invitation, which seeks to build congregational vitality, dismantle structural racism and eradicate systemic poverty.
In a very real sense during the colossal challenges of coronavirus and civil protest, God is calling the church out, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II said during a Vital Congregations webinar Wednesday.
Using technology that performed flawlessly Monday, three entities approved eight recommendations to send to next month’s online General Assembly concerning the impacts of lower than anticipated giving brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Rev. Charles A. Hammond, who in 1980 was elected Moderator of the 192nd General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, died May 3 in Pasadena, California, at the age of 86. His wife and daughter were at his side.
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.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.” — Lamentations 3:22