With a docket of 19 resolutions to consider at General Assembly 225, the Theology, Worship, and Education Committee began diving into issues and discussions that will influence faith practices of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members.
On June 20, 2022, the Mid Councils Committee discussed how commissioned ruling elders serve churches and new worshipping communities that do not yet have a place in the existing PC(USA) structure, among other things.
Louisville waterfront parks host Funk Fest Juneteenth Celebration and Kentuckiana Pride as Presbyterians kick off their 225th General Assembly nearby. Clear ties bind these events with shared concerns.
The Juneteenth worship service wove together prayers, liturgies and songs in multiple languages from many voices to remind those gathered of the Christian call to racial justice and reconciliation. Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson preached a rousing sermon on the call story in Isaiah 6 that challenged those gathered to continue the prophetic work of their faith.
The plenary’s agenda included ecumenical greetings, a necrology of deceased pastors and moderators since GA 224, demographic test votes, the stated clerk’s report to the General Assembly, the unified budget presentation, and video explainers from the Administrative Services Group, the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency.