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Tasked with a gargantuan mandate, the PC(USA)’s Unification Commission chooses teamwork

It took commissioners all day Friday, but by the end of the second day of Unification Commission meetings, the 12-member group had spread the considerable work it must complete over four teams: Governance, Financials, Common Mission and Consultations. Two or three commissioners volunteered themselves for each of the four teams.

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.

Small groups help Coordinating Table answer ‘foundational questions’

During its third monthly meeting on Thursday, the Coordinating Table divided into three groups to discuss and try to answer four thought-provoking questions designed to clarify what’s important to representatives of the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation and the boards or committee overseeing each entity.

Top 10 things to do at #BigTent2019

Big Tent, to be held in Baltimore Aug. 1-3, is fast approaching. No Big Tent gathering is complete without a Top 10 list identifying can’t-miss opportunities for attendees:

PC(USA) communicators win 25 Associated Church Press awards

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) communicators garnered twenty-five awards in the 2017 Best of the Christian Press competition sponsored by the Associated Church Press, the oldest and largest Christian press association in North America. The awards were presented April 20 during the ACP’s annual convention at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.

Speed-dating, Presbyterian style

While some 600 Presbyterians are gathered here this week for worship, fellowship and topical workshops at Big Tent, 27 others are here for a very different purpose: seeking their next call to ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Synod’s gift affirms partnership among Presbyterians

Unexpected gifts from the Synod of the Sun will benefit two national agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The gifts are being hailed as representing an affirmation of partnership among Presbyterians at all levels of the denomination.

Registration for Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day reaches record number

Every year, an average of 200 Presbyterians gather in Washington, D.C. for Advocacy Training Weekend as an opportunity to worship, attend workshops and fellowship with other Presbyterians and Christian denominations. But this year’s attendance for Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day is hitting record levels and people are still signing up with less than two weeks to go.