“Teach us, O Lord, as we leave this place to be agents of formation — doing the things necessary in our areas to continue to love, to find new ways to serve women, to find new ways to serve families who are all wrapped up into this.”
On its first day, the committee named the relevance and importance of their work, passing three resolutions: one on polarization; another on bullying, harassment, and assault; and a third on democracy, voting rights, and electoral reform.
The long-awaited overture, pending the assembly’s approval, paves the way for Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) agencies to speak with their investment dollars after many years of negotiations resulted in less-than-desired environmental concessions from large energy companies.
What does an average day look like for a committee in a hybrid General Assembly? As a second set of committees begin their work with pandemic precautions still in place, they are attempting to faithfully discern the will of the spirit in a participatory and transparent way utilizing technology and old-fashioned methods together
The Theology, Worship and Education Committee concluded its work by considering how to support soldiers and veterans through the creation of worship resources for military chaplains and pastors and by debating and voting on multiple changes to the Directory for Worship.