There is a lot of talk in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) about declining membership and the need to reach out to youth as the future of the church — it just doesn’t usually come from the youth themselves.
SAN JOSE -- Folk-singer, songwriter David LaMotte does not apologize for being an idealist. An award-winning musician with a Presbyterian pedigree as long as his hair, LaMotte told more than 900 at the General Assembly Breakfast that he had titled his presentation “World-changing 101.”
SAN JOSE -- “It’s easier to be committed to unity at the expense of inclusion or be committed to inclusion at the expense of unity,” said John Buchanan to more than 200 attendees at the Covenant Network luncheon today (June 23) at the meeting of the 218th General Assembly.
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.