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Synod of the Mid-Atlantic
Presbyterians will be among those traveling from all over the country for a march Saturday by the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C.
The year was 1903. The crowd was gathered on a street in Wilmington, Delaware. A Black man named George White had been arrested on charges of assaulting and killing a white girl. The man orating was a Presbyterian pastor named Robert Elwood. The mob broke into George White’s holding cell, dragged him out, then beat, hacked and burned him to death [a documentary about the lynching of George White, “In the Dead Fire’s Ashes,” directed by Stephen Labovsky, debuted at the Wilmington Film Festival in spring 2005].
New Castle Presbytery has created NCPtechtalk, a new Google Group to collaborate on issues of a technical nature during this time of virtual church and beyond. The presbytery consists of 49 Presbyterian communities in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, some fairly new and others well into their fourth century.
Martha H. Reisner, a church consultant for the Board of Pensions, used to pick her churches based on how good the musical program was. Then, when she married a Presbyterian minister, Reisner gained a denominational home — and the Rev. Jim Reisner gained an accomplished soloist for his church choir.
John Etheredge has answered God’s call to become a long-term volunteer serving with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana.
During a committee meeting of last week’s three-day gathering of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, Warren Lesane, vice chair of the PMAB and chair of the Committee on Mid Councils, asked committee members to introduce themselves in a unique way. Lesane said, “Give us your name, the name of your presbytery and tell us what your presbytery is doing to address the issue of poverty.” Eradicating systemic poverty is one of the three goals of the Matthew 25 Invitation.
As it meets for the 243rd time March 11-12 in Richmond, Va., Synod of the Mid-Atlantic acknowledges it’s meting “at a precarious time,” according to Warren J. Lesane, Jr., the synod’s Executive and Stated Clerk.
As a part of the first Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries African American Consultation, African American leaders gathered for a session to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement.
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