Overture 11-22, from the Presbytery of San Francisco, On Supporting Those Who Feel Called to Seek Status as Conscientious Objectors, was approved 57 to 15 by the Committee on Peacemaking and International Issues today (June 23).
SAN JOSE — After hearing former GA Moderator, Rick Ufford-Chase, declare that the Dallas Invitation “represents a new day and a new way,” the Mission Coordination and Budgets committee voted unanimously, 60-0, today (June 23) to recommend its adoption by the General Assembly.
SAN JOSE — Thousands of Presbyterians gathered Sunday, June 22 for the opening worship service of the 218th General Assembly, summoned out of the sunny morning by two bagpipes acting as Shofar. Simultaneous services for commissioners and visitors ensued at buildings a mile apart with a satellite link connecting them.
SAN JOSE — Five simple cots, random pieces of clothing and a host of chairs and suitcases littered the stage at the Club Regent at the Fairmont Hotel here, temporarily transforming the elegant space into a makeshift homeless shelter in Baton Rouge, LA, for the stage play, “The Name of the Rain.”
On this 25th anniversary of the reunion of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (northern stream) and the Presbyterian Church in the United States (southern stream), people who were there look back.
SAN JOSE — Participants at the Presbyterian World Mission Luncheon June 22 couldn’t help but try out the proposed name change for the General Assembly Mission Council. When GAC chair-elect, Carol Adcock (Grace Presbytery) announced, “General Assembly Mission Council,” applause ensued.
SAN JOSE — There is hope for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) if it becomes grounded in first-order concerns, the Rev. Mark Labberton, pastor of 1700-member First Church of Berkeley, Calif., told the Presbyterian Coalition luncheon Sunday (June 22).
SAN JOSE, June 22, 2008 — The opportunity to add commissioner resolutions to the 218th General Assembly closed 10 a.m. Sunday morning with 13 of the 17 submitted being referred to committees, based on action of the Bills and Overtures Committee.