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Ending the cash bail system has been a high priority for the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more than four years now, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II has been working with communities to end a system that he says keeps individuals behind bars awaiting trial because they can’t afford bail. Nelson has argued that the system unfairly targets people of color who can’t work to support their families while their court case is pending.
It was supposed to be nine-to-10-month temporary job, but it turned into more than 2½ years. Julia Henderson, who led the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the planning for two General Assemblies in the midst of the Covid pandemic, has completed her term of service and is returning to the private sector.
It’s been nearly a month since the final gathering of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), but the process of moving ahead with Assembly actions is just beginning. The Office of the General Assembly has begun the tedious task of poring through the decisions and developing a timeline for action.
Among the decisions reached were plans for the 226th General Assembly to be held in 2024. The Assembly approved a different version of the hybrid gathering, where committee meetings will be held online with commissioners and advisory delegates traveling to Salt Lake City for plenary.
A walk through the new conference space at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville looks a lot different than it did less than a week ago. The halls and rooms, once busy with activity, with cables and monitors stretched from one end to the other, are gone now, The reception area is quiet and empty.
Key positions in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) were filled during the assembly. The Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace and Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis were elected co-moderators of the 225th General Assembly. The assembly confirmed Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett’s re-election to a second term as president and executive director of Presbyterian Mission Agency. The assembly confirmed the re-election of the Rev. Dr. Tom Taylor as president and CEO of the Presbyterian Foundation, his fourth term. The assembly also confirmed the 2021 election of Rev. Dr. Asa Lee, president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
After quick action by the Financial Resources Committee (FIN) on three amended items of business covering the per capita rates for 2023 and 2024, and the consolidated and per capita budgets for those same years, the General Assembly voted to approve the committee’s recommendations during Plenary 16:
Presbyterians both young and young at heart gave thanks and offered up effusive and heartfelt praise Saturday during a 28-minute final plenary that brought the 225th General Assembly to a joyous close.
Saturday’s first plenary, the 15th held as part of the 225th General Assembly, included a handful of attempts by commissioners to have the assembly reconsider previous action.
The Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace and the Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis say they’ve been buoyed by prayer and other health-producing practices during a grueling week of General Assembly 225 plenaries that will come to an end Saturday.
The last week of General Assembly has seen a vast array of worship, from choirs, musicians and Scripture to powerful sermons. The final online worship service on Saturday was no exception. The Rev. Jenny Saperstein, pastor of Northside Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, referenced Luke 15:11–32 and Genesis 4:8–16 in her sermon, focusing on the parable of the prodigal son and the tragedy of Cain and Abel.
The 226th General Assembly will, like the current version, be a hybrid assembly — but the mirror image of the 225th General Assembly.
There are a lot of people behind the scenes at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who have made it possible for commissioners and advisory delegates to watch, interact, and vote this year.
Commissioners of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) decisively voted Friday to reverse a key modification the Financial Resources Committee made to a recommendation by the special committee exploring unification of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Office of the General Assembly.
The weight of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision could be felt on Friday as the General Assembly took up HSB-11, a commissioner’s resolution on affirming reproductive justice.
A series of long days and late nights during this 225th General Assembly was followed by an earlier than usual start time on Friday morning, July 8, as worship was pushed ahead an hour to stream at 10 a.m. EDT.
Sporting a “Fred Talks” T-shirt Friday in honor of the daily broadcast efforts of host Fred Tangeman, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II praised just about everyone he could think of — especially commissioners and advisory delegates — for preparing, enabling and participating in the denomination’s first-ever hybrid General Assembly.
Among the vast assemblage of historical photographs, recordings and records housed within Pearl — the digital collection at the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) — there is the Presbyterian General Assemblies online collection.
Approving a complete overhaul of the Book of Order’s Rules of Discipline proved to be too big a task for commissioners and advisory delegates to the 225th General Assembly during their second plenary on Thursday, a task they’ll resume an hour earlier on Friday than originally scheduled. Like the Rules of Discipline Committee did last month, commissioners worked chapter by chapter to amend the Rules of Discipline, part of the Book of Order that’s proposed to be renamed Church Discipline, on Thursday.
At a Hands and Feet event at the 225th General Assembly Thursday, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), said the work of GA is not only for the business of the life of the church but also to make the city and the nation a better place.
“What is our vision, what is your vision?” the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson asked in the wrap-up to the inspirational sermon she delivered as part of Thursday’s ecumenical worship service preceding the day’s business for the 225th General Assembly.
Commissioners and advisory delegates will pause their debate and discernment Thursday evening for the Hand & Feet event, designed to explore the deep problems that have resulted from the nation’s cash bail system. Beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, that discussion can be viewed here.
Wednesday night’s plenary session of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was devoted all but entirely to the work of the Addressing Violence in the USA Committee.
For two weeks, Young Adult Advisory Delegates (YAADs) joined commissioners in Louisville during the series of in-person committee meetings of the 225th General Assembly in Louisville. One of the advantages the YAADs have had has been their “Go-to Person” or YAADvocate for questions and support.
Por un margen de 340-41 el miércoles, los comisionados de la 225a Asamblea General votaron para colocar cinco compañías de energía — Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66 y Valero Energy — en la Lista de Desinversión/Proscripción de la Asamblea General "hasta que sus acciones cumplan con los criterios establecidos por la Asamblea General".
루이빌 — 수요일, 제225회 총회 대의원들은 340대 41로 투표하여, 5개 에너지 회사(Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66 및 Valero Energy)가 "총회가 만든 기준을 준수할 때까지", 이들을 총회 매각/투자금지 목록에 포함하기로 결정했다.
By a 340-41 margin on Wednesday, commissioners to the 225th General Assembly voted to place five energy companies — Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66 and Valero Energy — on the General Assembly Divestment/Proscription List “until their actions comply with the General Assembly’s established criteria.”
Plenary 7 focused on the work of the Race and Gender Justice Committee (RGJ), with nine items of business placed on the consent agenda. The committee’s two other items were RGJ-07: “A Resolution Addressing the Lack of Installed Pastoral Leadership in People of Color Congregations in the PC(USA) — From the Racial Equity Advocacy Committee” and RGJ-08: “On Offering an Apology to African Americans for the Sin of Slavery and Its Legacy.”
Con casi todos sus asuntos aprobados a través de la agenda de consentimiento, el Comité de Inmigración de la Asamblea General puso gran parte de su energía el martes por la noche hacia IMM-06, liderando el camino para que la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) se declare a sí misma como una "Iglesia Santuario y de Acompañamiento".
As the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) goes into the home stretch, Nathan Young is highly confident. For the past two years, he’s been producing events like this with the PC(USA) PC-Biz platform. The plenaries are all online this week, with the co-moderators, parliamentarian and stated clerk in a brand-new television production studio.
For Kathy Lueckert, president of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, the 225th General Assembly, with its hybrid setup, may look different than the previous 224 assemblies. But at least one valuable gift remains the same for commissioners, advisory delegates and the staff members that serve the Assembly.
The 225th General Assembly began its Tuesday afternoon session considering the recommendations brought forth by the Committee on Mid Councils and the Committee on Polity.
The first of 14 plenary sessions to be held Tuesday through Saturday came off practically without a hitch on Tuesday as commissioners to the 225th General Assembly took care of items of business brought by the Theology, Worship and Education Committee.
제 225회 총회는 지난 화요일 오후에 업무를 시작해, 중간공의회 위원회와 정책 위원회가 제출한 건의안들을 논의했다.
La 225ª Asamblea General comenzó su sesión del martes por la tarde considerando las recomendaciones presentadas por el Comité de Consejos Intermedios y el Comité de Política.
“I am so impressed with the commissioners and the advisory delegates [to the 225th General Assembly],” said the Rev. Eliana Maxim Tuesday during GA Live, especially “their ability to dive in and find a way forward and to see where the Church needs to go next to be faithful to God’s call.”
Hundreds tuned in on Tuesday morning for worship as the third and final week of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) got underway. The prerecorded service was livestreamed via the GA225 website and Spirit of GA Facebook page. Presbyteries and churches from east to west coasts took part in the mix of traditional hymns, worship in dance, Scripture and message offered in a variety of languages and expressions.
En 1972, Fred Eyster, pastor de la Iglesia Unida de Cristo en Belén, Pensilvania, le dijo a su congregación que él y su familia se iban a trabajar para la Unión de Campesinos (UFW) en California.
In 1972, the Rev. Fred Eyster, pastor of the United Church of Christ in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, told his congregation that he and his family were leaving to work for the United Farm Workers (UFW) in California.
Long before becoming director of Interreligious and Ecumenical Ministries in the Office of the General Assembly, Dr. Dianna Wright was a practicing ecumenist.
2020 년 제 224 회 총회를 계획하기 시작했을 때, 총회 사무국위원회(COGA)는 총회에 참여하는 소수인종들에게 두 가지 어려움이 겹쳐지는 것을 보았다.
Saving its prickliest items of business for the final day, the Moving Forward/Vision 2020 Committee voted Saturday to recommend moving Mission Engagement and Support into the Administrative Services Group and dividing unrestricted bequests and gifts of any size between the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Office of the General Assembly at a 70/30 distribution rate. Commissioners to the 225th General Assembly will act on those recommendations in plenary next week.
Guardando sus asuntos más dificiles para el último día, el Comité Avance/Visión 2020 votó el sábado para recomendar el traslado del Compromiso y Apoyo de la Misión al Grupo de Servicios Administrativos y dividir los legados y donaciones sin restricciones de cualquier tamaño entre la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión y la Oficina de la Asamblea General a una tasa de distribución de 70/30. Los comisionados de la 225a Asamblea General actuarán sobre esas recomendaciones en el pleno la próxima semana.
As the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) started planning the 224th General Assembly in 2020, they saw two distinct challenges converging for people of color participating in the Assembly.
A lo largo del trabajo de la mañana, el Vice Moderador del Comité de Recursos Financieros, Felipe Martínez aligeró el ambiente y ganó tiempo para las actualizaciones de PC-Biz contando "historias de donas" y haciendo alusiones a las donas (consulte # DonutThursday para ver un ejemplo, o la pila de cajas vacías de Krispy Kreme en el área de bienvenida del Centro Presbiteriano).
오전 업무 시간 내내, 재정 자원위원회의 부의장인 펠리페 마르티네즈는 "도넛 이야기"를 나누고 도넛 풍자를 활용함으로써, 회의 분위기를 밝게 하고 PC-Biz를 업데이트할 시간을 벌었다. (예컨대 #DonutThursday를 보라고 한다든지, 웰컴 데스크에 쌓여 있는 빈 크리스피크림 도넛 상자들을 보라고 하는 식이었다).
Throughout the morning’s work, the Financial Resources Committee Vice Moderator Felipe Martinez lightened the mood and bought time for PC-Biz updates by telling “donut stories” and making donut allusions (see #DonutThursday for an example, or the stack of empty Krispy Kreme boxes in the welcome area of the Presbyterian Center).
Day 2 at the Financial Resources Committee was light on items of business but heavy on discussion and discernment, much of it concerning the weighty matter of unifying the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) with the Office of the General Assembly (OGA).
Saving for Saturday two potentially contentious issues, the Moving Forward/Vision 2020 on Friday approved with some amendments five of the eight items contained in MOV-02, the report of the Moving Forward Implementation Special Committee.
사역 조정위원회는 투표를 하여, 온라인 위원회 회의와 대면 본회의가 혼합된 형식으로 다음 총회를 진행할 것을 건의했다.
El Comité de Política y Procedimientos de las Entidades de la Asamblea General comenzó la mañana en oración y reflexión antes de entrar en 30 minutos de discusión en grupos pequeños en torno a las propuestas PAP-01, PAP-02 y PAP-19.
루이빌 - 총회 조직체 정책 및 절차위원회는 기도와 묵상으로 아침을 시작했고, PAP-01, PAP-02, PAP-19 헌의안에 관한 30 분간의 소그룹 토론을 시작했다.
The General Assembly Entity Policy and Procedures Committee began the morning in prayer and reflection before going into 30 minutes of small group discussion around overtures PAP-01, PAP-02 and PAP-19.
In just about every General Assembly Committee, effusive praise has been poured on the Young Adult Advisory Delegates, who often bring a perspective not otherwise brought by commissioners.
The General Assembly Ministry Coordination Committee voted Thursday in favor of creating a permanent LGBTQIA+ Equity Advocacy Committee following passionate comments on both sides of the issue, and prayer. It also heard a presentation designed to help GA committee members begin to consider what format the 226th GA (2024) should be conducted in.
Continuing his look at what’s going on behind the scenes at the 225th General Assembly, Fred Tangeman, host of GA Live, spoke to a repeat guest, Kate Trigger Duffert, on Thursday. To enjoy their 30 minute conversation, which includes Trigger Duffert’s self-guided selfie tour of the conference center while it was still under construction, go here.
The Financial Resources Committee (FIN) in its first day of work at the Presbyterian Center focused on two agencies charged with investing in the future of the Church and its people: the Presbyterian Foundation and the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program (ILP).
The Moving Forward/Vision 2020 Committee got through most of its scheduled workload Thursday, approving with a handful of amendments most sections of MOV-01, the Guiding Statement from the 2020 Vision Team.
After sounding a clear note of grace, gratitude and hopefulness through its opening worship, the 225th General Assembly’s GA Entity Policies and Procedures Committee voted unanimously first to confirm the re-election of five associate stated clerks of the General Assembly, and then to recommend the confirmation of the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett to a second four-year term as president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA).
Before it was Atlanta, it was Marthasville. Before that, it was Terminus and Standing Peachtree—the end of a railroad and the beginning of a Native American trail. The city that today anchors the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation has always been a place where people, goods, and ideas meet and depart. Presbyterian history in the ATL has followed a similarly transitory path. Even before the advent of the New South, the only certainty was change.
Smack in the middle of one historic General Assembly, two history buffs took almost an hour on Wednesday to talk, among many other topics, about the 1964 watershed General Assembly held by a forebear of the PC(USA), the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
Nancy Taylor, executive director of the Presbyterian Historical Society, was the guest of Fred Tangeman, a reporter in the Office of the General Assembly, on GA Live Wednesday.
A day after the General Assembly’s Immigration Committee wrapped up its business, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II stopped by and encouraged them to break new ground in their local congregations and “dare to be different.”
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement Committee started its final day of work at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with two related overtures to consider. But parliamentary procedure wasn’t going to let the committee get away easy.
Las Reglas Permanentes del Comité de la Asamblea General necesitaron menos de dos horas el miércoles para completar su carga de trabajo, superada por su aprobación de 31-3 de la formación de un Comité Especial sobre las Reglas Permanentes de la Asamblea General.
El Comité de Compromiso Ecuménico e Interreligioso comenzó su último día de trabajo en la 225ª Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) con dos propuestas relacionadas a considerar. Pero el procedimiento parlamentario no iba a dejar que el comité escapara fácilmente.
The Standing Rules of the General Assembly Committee needed less than two hours Wednesday to complete its workload, topped by its 31-3 approval of the formation of a Special Committee on the Standing Rules of the GA.
In contrast to yesterday afternoon’s business, the Committee on International Engagement breezed through three overtures, passing all unanimously, during Wednesday morning’s session to complete its work at the 225th General Assembly.
En contraste con los asuntos de ayer por la tarde, el Comité de Compromiso Internacional hizo tres aperturas, pasando todas por unanimidad, durante la consistorio del miércoles por la mañana para completar su trabajo en la 225ª Asamblea General.
어제 오후의 논의와는 대조적으로, 국제 참여 위원회는 세 건의 헌의안을 수월하게 처리하고 만장일치로 통과시켰다. 이로써 위원회는 수요일 오전 회기로 제225회 총회 활동을 마감했다.
As many as 294,000 followers and more than 5.3 million likes. The Rev. Bethany Peerbolte has developed quite the following thanks to TikTok, the social media platform that has become a primary source for short-form videos. Peerbolte was in Louisville during the first round of committee meetings at the 225th General Assembly, serving on the Theology, Worship, and Education Committee.
The tragic deaths of at least 51 immigrants in a trailer in San Antonio loomed large Tuesday for the General Assembly’s Immigration Committee, which prayed for the victims before beginning its formal business and expressed deep sadness.
The Standing Rules of the General Assembly Committee debated two items of business at length Tuesday, recommending one for disapproval while approving another.
While plenty of people are working hard to make sure the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) proceeds smoothly and fairly, those under more pressure than most include the backstage crew in the convention center’s production studio. How, Julia Henderson was asked Tuesday during the daily GA Live broadcast, are they not an exhausted bunch as the assembly reaches the halfway point?
When the Committee on International Engagement kicked off its second day of business on Tuesday, the initial focus was two overtures related to the Korean Peninsula and Presbyterian efforts to engage with partners, both faith-based and secular, toward creating a peace treaty.
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement Committee approved resolutions denouncing antisemitism and Islamophobia and affirming Interfaith/Interreligious relationships on its second day of business at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Las trágicas muertes de al menos 51 inmigrantes en un remolque en San Antonio amenazaron el martes al Comité de Inmigración de la Asamblea General, que oró por las víctimas antes de comenzar sus negocios formales y expresó su profunda tristeza.
El Comité de Participación Ecuménico e Interreligioso aprobó resoluciones que denuncian el antisemitismo y la islamofobia y afirman las relaciones interreligiosas en su segundo día de trabajo en la 225ª Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.).
With the denomination currently making history as it holds its first hybrid General Assembly, the Presbyterian Historical Society took some time to reflect on past assemblies that greatly impacted the direction of the Presbyterian Church, particularly in 1861, 1969, 1973 and 1983.
The Immigration Committee of the 225th General Assembly approved an item of business Monday to make it easier for immigrants and people seeking asylum to get legal representation.
The first day of the International Engagement Committee (INT) saw the committee move through a busy agenda of eight items of business, approving seven items, three without amendment. The next to last item of the day, which connects to the war in Ukraine, was postponed for further discussion until the last day of the committee’s Louisville work Wednesday.
Not only did the Standing Rules of the General Assembly Committee complete all its business Monday it made substantial progress on Tuesday’s items as well.
As the Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement Committee sped toward its final vote Monday, an hour ahead of schedule, Moderator Frances Lin observed, “You guys are very agreeable.”
제 225회 총회 이민 위원회는 이민자나 망명 신청자가 법률 지원을 좀더 쉽게 받을 수 있도록 하는 안건을 지난 월요일에 승인했다.
La Comisión de Inmigración de la 225ª Asamblea General aprobó el lunes un punto para facilitar a los inmigrantes y a los solicitantes de asilo la obtención de representación legal.
Entre los bastidores de la AG225, la gran novedad es que la tecnología empieza a dejar de ser noticia.
루이빌 — 제 225회 총회 현장에서 테크놀로지는 더 이상 뉴스거리가 되지 않는다.
Behind the scenes at GA225, the big news is that technology is starting to not be news anymore.
The Environmental Justice Committee of the 225th General Assembly concluded its business on Saturday after creating a revised version of ENV-09 that embraces selective divestment as “the most effective leverage” for holding companies responsible when it comes to protecting the planet through “active engagement.”
During its final day of business Saturday, the Health, Safety and Benefits Committee approved most of the recommendations made by the Survivors of Sexual Misconduct Task Force. The recommendations of the task force, moderated by the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, were contained in HSB-05, which with all the amendments commissioners proposed on Saturday took the committee most of the day to complete.
The Committee on Race and Gender Justice finished its work on Saturday, approving three resolutions that reflected the committee’s intersecting focuses: disparities experienced by Black women and girls, racism as a public health crisis, and violence and hate against Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA, NH, PI).
The second round of committee meetings at the 225th General Assembly wrapped up Saturday afternoon with no reports of positive Covid cases during the three-day gathering.
El Comité de Justicia Ambiental de la 225ª Asamblea General concluyó su trabajo el sábado tras crear una versión revisada de la ENV-09 que adopta la desinversión selectiva como "la palanca más eficaz" para responsabilizar a las empresas de la protección del planeta mediante un "compromiso activo".
Durante su último día de trabajo el sábado, el Comité de Salud, Seguridad y Beneficios aprobó la mayoría de las recomendaciones hechas por el Grupo de Trabajo de Sobrevivientes de Abuso Sexual. Las recomendaciones del grupo de trabajo, moderadas por la Rvda. Carol Howard Merritt, estaban contenidas en HSB-05, que con todas las enmiendas propuestas el sábado, los comisionados tardaron la mayor parte del día en completarse.
Equity primes have taken their place at the 225th General Assembly along with substantial technological advances and the widespread use of masks and social distancing.
The Committee on Addressing Violence in the U.S.A. concluded its business Saturday after considering two overtures, [VIOL-08] On Living in Healthy Relationships Free of Violence and Coercion and [VIOL-09] On Commending and Recommending the Guns to Garden Movement.
El Comité para Abordar la Violencia en los Estados Unidos concluyó su trabajo el sábado después de considerar dos oportunidades, [VIOL-08] Sobre Vivir en Relaciones Saludables Libres de Violencia y Coacción y [VIOL-09] Sobre la encomienda y la recomendación del movimiento de las armas al jardín.
United Presbyterians prepared for their 1964 General Assembly in an environment rife with uncertainty and change.
The Environmental Justice Committee of the 225th General Assembly heard multiple presentations and opinions on Friday about whether and how the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should divest from fossil fuels, but it wrapped for the night after deciding more time is needed to think things through and devise a strategy for moving forward.
The Race and Gender Justice Committee approved four main motions on its second day of work in the Presbyterian Center, sending to the full Assembly overtures and resolutions apologizing for the sin of slavery, encouraging the installation of more pastors at congregations of color and seeking to repair the lasting breach of racism.
In a General Assembly marked by firsts, the Rev. Miguel Angel Dros Lorenzo — the first moderator to conduct committee business in a language other than English — knows who and what deserve his enthusiastic “gracias.”
The Committee on Addressing Violence in the U.S.A. spent its second day of business addressing VIOL-01, VIOL-05 and VIOL-07.
On the very day the Supreme Court took away a woman’s right to choose in several states, the Health, Safety and Benefits Committee twice voted on items that reaffirm the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s stand on choice and reproductive justice.
El mismo día en que la Corte Suprema le quitó a una mujer el derecho a elegir, el Comité de Salud, Seguridad y Beneficios votó dos veces sobre temas que reafirman la posición de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) sobre la elección y la justicia reproductiva.
Commissioners and advisory delegates who have been able to be in Louisville for the 225th General Assembly have been thrilled to be part of in-person committee meetings for the first-ever hybrid Assembly.
The Environmental Justice Committee voted Thursday in favor of a proposal that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) divest from five fossil fuel companies, following the failure of a motion that would have postponed action until a group of other divestment overtures are taken up on Friday.
On the first day of its work, the Race and Gender Justice Committee took a big step toward addressing an historical injustice against a Native Alaskan congregation in Juneau, Alaska, approving an overture instructing reparation and atonement for the racist closing of Memorial Presbyterian Church in 1963.
The Health, Safety and Benefits Committee approved three items Thursday designed to strengthen and extend mental health ministry throughout the denomination.
After some early hiccups with voting logistics, the Addressing Violence in the USA Committee kicked off its meeting Thursday morning at the 225th General Assembly. The committee considered three overtures: VIOL-02: A Resolution on Preventing, Reporting, and Responding to Bullying, Harassment, and Assault—From the Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns; VIOL-04: On Encouraging Our Churches to Counter Polarization in Our Society; and VIOL-06: Resolution on “Lift Every Voice: Democracy, Voting Rights, and Electoral Reform”—From the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy.
El primer día de su trabajo, el Comité de Justicia Racial y de Género dio un gran paso para abordar una injusticia histórica contra una congregación nativa de Alaska en Juneau, Alaska, aprobando una moción que ordena la reparación y expiación por el cierre racista de la Iglesia Presbiteriana Memorial en 1963.
Immovable deadline, say hello to indominable spirit and unrelenting faith.
After completing two full days of committee business, the Theology, Worship and Education (TWE) Committee faced a lighter — if no less weighty — agenda on its concluding day of Assembly work.
On the final day of its pre-plenary work, the Polity Committee approved two actions for the full Assembly to consider.
The first seeks changes to the Book of Order that include language instructing adoption and implementation of policies concerning sexual harassment, child and youth protection and antiracism.
The Mid Councils Committee spent the bulk of its final day of business at the 225th General Assembly reconsidering and ultimately approving an overture it had disapproved by a vote of 17-14 the previous day.
Commissioners, advisory delegates, and staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are learning this week that Covid has not gone away. Leaders of the 225th General Assembly learned Wednesday morning that a handful of commissioners and one staff member have tested positive. At this point, only mild symptoms are reported among the group, but they were not able to attend their final committee meetings in person.
미국 장로교 총회 대의원, 자문단, 직원들은 이번 주에 코비드가 사라지지 않았다는 사실을 알게 되었다. 지난 수요일 아침에 제 225회 총회 주관자들은 상당 수의 대의원과 한 명의 직원이 코비드 양성 반응을 보인 것을 알게 되었다. 현재 모두 경미한 증상만이 보고되었으나, 마지막 날의 위원회 회의에 직접 참여할 수 없었다.
Los comisionados, delegados asesores y el personal de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) están aprendiendo esta semana que el Covid no se ha ido. Los líderes de la 225ª Asamblea General se enteraron el miércoles por la mañana que un puñado de comisionados y un miembro del personal han dado positivo. En este momento, sólo se han registrado síntomas leves en el grupo, pero no han podido asistir en persona a las últimas reuniones del comité.
본회의 예비 활동의 마지막 날, 정책위원회는 전체 의회가 고려할 두 가지 조치를 승인했다.
En el último día de su trabajo pre-plenario, el Comité sobre Política aprobó dos acciones para que la Asamblea Plenaria las considerara.
El Comité de Concilios Intermedios pasó la mayor parte de su último día de trabajo en la 225ª Asamblea General reconsiderando y finalmente aprobando una obertura que había desaprobado por una votación de 17-14 el día anterior.
이틀 간의 위원회 업무를 마친 후, 신학, 예배 및 교육 (TWE) 위원회는 총회 사역의 마지막 날에는 부담이 덜한 안건들을 다루었다.
Después de completar dos días completos de trabajo del comité, el Comité de Teología, Adoración y Educación (TWE por sus siglas en inglés) se enfrentó a una agenda más ligera, si no menos importante, en su día final de trabajo de la Asamblea.
When Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart and the Rev. Gregory Bentley, Co-Moderators of the 224th General Assembly (2020), first touched down in Louisville on June 24, 2020, to preside at the first-ever fully online General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), little did they know that they’d be returning to the same spot two years later for another historic first.
Sticking with its first-day precedent, the Polity Committee voted to approve a single item of business, disapproving the others on its agenda. Two disapproved items added comments — one urging partnership with historically Black congregations, the other recommending work by the Mid Councils Committee.
A spirited dialogue around three separate items calling for the possible addition of a new statement to the Book of Confessions dominated the Tuesday morning agenda of the Committee on Theology, Worship and Education, while a report and recommendations from the General Assembly Special Committee to Study the Reformed Perspective of Christian Education in the 21st Century took up the lion’s share of the afternoon.
Most of the Mid Councils Committee’s second day at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was devoted to employee benefits, including a robust discussion with the Rev. Dr. Frank Spencer, President of the Board of Pensions.
For his guest on Tuesday’s GA Live broadcast, host Fred Tangeman lined up Stephanie Vasquez, who as manager of Global Language Resources has numerous demands on her time at General Assembly — all coming her way in one of three languages.
The Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, newly elected Co-Moderator of the 225th General Assembly, informed the Office of the General Assembly Tuesday afternoon that she has tested positive for Covid. Santana-Grace, along with Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis, was elected during the first day of the hybrid General Assembly on Saturday. She notified OGA staff during the second day of committee meetings in Louisville.
La Rvda. Ruth Santana-Grace, recientemente elegida Co-Moderadora de la 225ª Asamblea General, informó a la Oficina de la Asamblea General el martes por la tarde que ha dado positivo por Covid. Santana-Grace, junto con el Rvdo. Shavon Starling-Louis, fueron elegidos durante el primer día de la Asamblea General híbrida el sábado. Ella notificó al personal de OGA durante el segundo día de reuniones del comité en Louisville.
새롭게 선출된 제225회 총회의 공동 총회장, 루스 산타나-그레이스 목사는 화요일 오후, 총회 사무국에 코비드 검사 결과 양성 반응이 나타났다고 알려왔다. 산타나-그레이스는 새번 스탈링-루이스 목사와 함께 지난 토요일 하이브리드 총회 첫날, 공동 총회장으로 선출되었다. 그녀는 루이빌에서 열린 위원회 회의 둘째 날에 총회 사무국 직원들에게 이 사실을 통지했다.
On May 27, 1958, Presbyterians gathered in Pittsburgh for the 170th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Just miles away, the United Presbyterian Church of North America was celebrating its centennial during their 100th General Assembly.
1958년 5월 27일, 장로교인들은 미국장로교 제170회 총회를 위해 피츠버그에 모였다. 불과 몇 마일 떨어진 곳에서, 북미 연합 장로교는 제100회 총회를 기념하고 있었다.
El 27 de mayo del 1958, el pueblo presbiteriano se reunió en Pittsburgh para la 170ª Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana en los Estados Unidos de América. A pocas millas de distancia, la Iglesia Presbiteriana Unida de América del Norte estaba celebrando su centenario durante su 100ª Asamblea General.
The Committee on Mid Councils at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) spent the majority of its first day considering a trio of overtures that spoke directly to an issue raised at Sunday’s Juneteenth Service.
Como si tomaran su ejemplo del pájaro Sankofa, el símbolo aviar adoptado por los Co-Moderadores de la AG 224 (2022) que vuela hacia adelante mientras se extiende hacia atrás, los miembros del Comité de Teología, Adoración y Educación (TWE) se embarcaron en su trabajo con la reparación de los daños históricos y la integridad y salud futuras de la IP (EE. UU.) en mente.
As if taking their cue from the Sankofa bird — the avian symbol adopted by the Co-Moderators of the 224th GA (2020) that flies forward while reaching back — members of the Theology, Worship and Education (TWE) Committee embarked upon their work with the repair of historic harms and the PC(USA)’s future wholeness and health squarely in mind.
The Polity Committee is tasked with reviewing proposed changes to the Book of Order. That was understood by the committee’s advisory delegates and commissioners going into Monday’s meeting.
On Monday the Rules of Discipline Committee turned down a recommendation by the Survivors of Sexual Misconduct Task Force but approved five other items, including one that will allow judicial processes to proceed against a person in ordered ministry who has renounced the jurisdiction of the church.
Deadlines. We all face them, although not many of us are faced with as many deadlines as Kate Trigger Duffert.
루이빌 -제프 몰스는 제 225회 총회대의원들이 교회의 젊은 지도자들의 목소리를 듣는 것이 중요하다고 믿는다.
몰스는 오웬스보로 제일장로교회의 기독교 교육 및 선교 책임자이며, 올해의 하이브리드 총회에 참여하는 청년 자문단(청년 자문단)의 팀 리더이다.
Jeff Moles cree que es importante que los delegados a GA225 (Louisville) escuchen las voces de los líderes más jóvenes en la iglesia.
Moles es director de Educación Cristiana y Misión de la Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana de Owensboro, y líder de equipo para los Jóvenes Delegados Asesores (YAADs) que participan en la Asamblea General híbrida de este año.
35년 전, 루이빌 시는 점심 시간에 시내에서 큰 파티를 열었다. 기업들은 오후에 문을 닫았고, 거리는 막혔고, 사람들은 미국장로교에 "루이빌로 이사오신 걸 환영합니다"라는 메시지를 보내도록 초대 받았다.
Hace 35 años, la ciudad de Louisville organizó una gran fiesta en el centro durante la hora del almuerzo. Los asuntos cerraron por la tarde, las calles fueron bloqueadas y se invitó a la gente a enviar un mensaje a la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.): "Múdense a Louisville".
Jeff Moles believes it is important for delegates to GA225 (Louisville) to hear from the voices of younger leaders in the church.
Moles is director of Christian Education and Mission for First Presbyterian Church in Owensboro, Kentucky, and team leader for the Young Adult Advisory Delegates (YAADs) participating in this year’s hybrid General Assembly.
Thirty-five years ago, the city of Louisville threw a huge party in downtown during lunch hour. Businesses closed for the afternoon, streets were blocked, and people were invited to send a message to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), “Locate to Louisville.”
Meeting Sunday, the Bills and Overtures Committee voted 19-0 to refer eight commissioner resolutions to other committees of the 225th General Assembly for their consideration.
During today’s Juneteenth worship service inside the chapel of the Presbyterian Center, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly preached from the Book of Isaiah, connecting the life of the prophet to the experiences of many Presbyterians in the past two years.
They both slept some following their election Saturday night as Co-Moderators of the 225th General Assembly. But by the time they appeared on GA Live Sunday morning, the Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace and the Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis still seemed in awe of just how good God has been despite all the work before them.
There will be many firsts at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) this year. This is the first hybrid gathering of commissioners and advisory delegates. Another first will involve leaders in two committees. The Rev. Miguel Angel Dros Lorenzo is serving as the first to moderate a committee with Spanish as the primary language, while the Rev. Iris Dalila Santoni Ortiz will serve as the first Spanish-speaking vice moderator.
올해 개최되는 미국장로교 제225회 총회에는 처음으로 시도되는 일들이 많다. 우선, 이번 총회는 대위원들과 자문단이 하이브리드 형식으로 만나는 최초의 총회이다. 최초로 시도되는 또 다른 일은 두 명의 위원회 지도자와 관련되어 있다
Por un conteo de 203-151 el sábado por la noche, comisionados de la225ª Asamblea General eligieron a la Reverenda Ruth Santana-Grace y la Reverenda Shavon Starling-Louis como Comoderadoras. Juntas cumplirán un mandato de dos años, el cuarto equipo consecutivo de co-moderadoras en ganar las elecciones.
Este año habrá muchas primicias en la 225ª Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.). Esta es la primera reunión híbrida de comisionados y delegados asesores. Tambien, por primera vez, la participación de los líderes será en dos comités.
By a tally of 203-151 Saturday night, commissioners to the 225th General Assembly elected the Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace and the Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis as Co-Moderators. Together they’ll serve a two-year term, the fourth straight team of Co-Moderators to win election.
During his state of the church address on June 18, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) told commissioners at the 225th General Assembly that the vision for the PC(USA) is to be more faithful to Jesus Christ.
Durante la tercera y última sesión plenaria del día de apertura de la 225ª Asamblea General, comisionados y delegados asesores completaron sus respuestas a las preguntas del Comité de Representación de la Asamblea General (GACOR),
El Rvdo. Gregory Bentley dinamizó el culto de apertura de la 225ª Asamblea General con un mensaje ardiente y provocador sobre la necesidad de pasar de la religiosidad a la rectitud.
Después de un breve retraso el viernes por la mañana provocado por fallas de audio, el Rvdo. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Secretario Permanente de la Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.), dijo al anfitrión de GA Live Fred Tangeman que está agotado y con esperanzas de dirigirse a la 225ª Asamblea General, que comienza el sábado con la adoración de apertura, tres sesiones plenarias y la elección de co-moderadores.
Desde su símbolo compartido del pájaro Sankofa hasta los mensajes de descolonización, pertenencia y aceptación de la invitación de Mateo 25, los co-moderadores de la 224 a Asamblea General pronunciaron un discurso de despedida el sábado por la mañana a través de GA Live, transmitido aquí a las 10 en punto cada mañana de la Asamblea.
Fresh from preaching the opening service of the 225th General Assembly — with hundreds of worshipers scattered in locations throughout the Presbyterian Center and hundreds more joining via livestream from across the U.S. and around the world — the Rev. Gregory Bentley, Co-Moderator of the 224th General Assembly, stepped behind the lectern with Co-Moderator Elona Street-Stewart to inaugurate the newly renovated conference center with the first items of Assembly business.
제225회 총회 개회일의 세 번째이자 마지막 순서였던 본회의에서 총회 대의원과 자문단은 총회 대표성 위원회가 제시한 질문들에 대답했고 융자국의 영상 설명을 들었으며, 청소년 자문단과 선교 동역자들에 대한 위임 예배를 마쳤다.
The Rev. Gregory Bentley energized the opening worship of the 225th General Assembly with a fiery and provocative message on the need to move from religiosity to righteousness.
Bentley, Co-Moderator of the 224th General Assembly, began his message by likening today’s society to the one described in Micah in which God has “filed a lawsuit against the people of Judah for breach of covenant” after becoming tired of “their mean and messy and misery-inducing ways.”
Muchos roles de personal y voluntarios en la 225th Asamblea General son bien conocidos por los presbiterianos: Secretario permanente. Parlamentario. Co-moderadores
From their shared symbol of the Sankofa bird to messages of decolonizing and belonging and embracing the Matthew 25 invitation, the Co-Moderators of the 224th General Assembly delivered a valedictory address Saturday morning via GA Live, broadcast here at 10 o’clock each morning of the Assembly.
루이빌 - 그레고리 벤틀리 목사는 제225회 총회 개회 예배에서 지나친 종교주의에서 정의로 초점을 옮겨야 할 필요성에 대해 열정적이고 도전적인 메시지를 전했다.
On Saturday night, commissioners will elect a pair of Co-Moderators to represent the 225th General Assembly through June 2024. This year’s Assembly will be a historic first for the denomination — a hybrid meeting taking place virtually and in person in Louisville. The Presbyterian Historical Society welcomes the newly elected Moderators and reflects on the historic elections of past Moderators.
After a brief delay Friday morning brought on by audio glitches, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), told GA Live host Fred Tangeman he’s both exhausted and hopeful heading into the 225th General Assembly, which begins Saturday with opening worship, three plenary sessions and the election of co-moderators.
제225회 총회의 많은 직원과 자원봉사자들의 역할은 장로교인들에게 잘 알려져 있다: 총회 정서기. 의사진행절차 자문의원. 공동총회장.
루이빌 — 금요일 아침 잠시 오디오 결함으로 지연된 후, 미국 장로교 총회 정서기 J. 허버트 넬슨 목사는 지쳐 있기도 하지만 제225회 총회를 향한 희망에 차 있다고 총회 라이브 진행자인 프레드 탠저만에게 말했다. 제225회 총회는 토요일 개회 예배, 3회의 본회의, 공동 총회장 선출로 시작된다.
Many staff and volunteer roles at the 225th General Assembly are well known to Presbyterians: Stated Clerk. Parliamentarian. Co-Moderators.
But Zoom Coordinator? Committee Technology Manager? The monstrous-sounding (but really indispensable) “IT” team? Not so much.
Seeking decolonized worship for General Assembly 225 was a value set forth by the Co-Moderators of the 224th General Assembly, Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart and Teaching Elder Gregory Bentley. Bentley shared:
On the eve of the opening of the 225th General Assembly, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is optimistic. The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, believes the technological and structural updates at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville will make this hybrid assembly not only successful, but set the stage for future work.
The pandemic restricted travel for the Co-Moderators of the 224th General Assembly, the Rev. Gregory Bentley and Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart. But it hardly slowed them down.
50 만 단어. 이는 올해 초부터 제225회 총회를 위해 글로벌 언어 지원부 번역가들이 꼼꼼히 작업한 단어 수이다. 모든 문서를 세 가지 언어로 제공하는 것이 미국장로교 행정 서비스 그룹 소속 글로벌 언어 지원부(GLR)의 임무이다.
Medio millón. Esa es una estimación aproximada sobre el número de palabras que un grupo de traductores han estado repasando para la 225ª Asamblea General desde el primer día del año. Garantizar que toda la documentación se proporcione en tres idiomas es el trabajo de Recursos Lingüísticos Globales (GLR), un ministerio del Grupo de Servicios Administrativos en la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.).
A half a million. That’s a rough estimate on the number of words a group of translators has been combing through for the 225th General Assembly just since the first of the year. Ensuring that all documentation is provided in three languages is the job of Global Language Resources (GLR), a ministry of the Administrative Services Group in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
As the first batch of commissioners and advisory delegates make their way to the Presbyterian Center in Louisville this week, steps are being taken to lower the risk of exposure to the latest Covid variants. From up-to-date vaccinations to high-quality masks and single hotel rooms, the Office of the General Assembly has worked to keep the risk as low as possible.
The Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement Committee will hear a variety of recommendations from how the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) relates to other denominations and faiths in the United States and abroad to formalizing statements against antisemitism and Islamophobia when it meets June 27-29 during the 225th General Assembly.
The Mid Councils Committee at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will consider 10 items June 20 to 22, many of which address inclusion of communities that have been marginalized, while adhering to Presbyterian policy.
The Immigration Committee of the 225th General Assembly will be considering four matters, including establishing a network of immigration lawyers and declaring the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a “Sanctuary and Accompaniment Church.”
Among the baker’s dozen business items slated for the General Assembly Entity Policies and Procedures Committee is whether to approve a second four-year term for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s president and executive director, the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett.
Commissioners and Young Adult Advisory Delegates serving on the Moving Forward/Vision 2020 Committee will have, as the committee’s name implies, two items of business to consider when the committee meets at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, Kentucky, June 30 through July 2.
At past General Assemblies, items of business about the denomination’s bottom line have been decided on the last day of plenary.
This summer, with money matters having its own Financial Resources Committee (FIN), preliminary budget discussions are being held at the end of the staggered committee meetings, from June 30 to July 2.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Justice Committee will consider several approaches to protecting the planet, including selectively divesting from fossil fuels and reducing the church’s carbon footprint, during the 225th General Assembly later this month.
For the sheer volume of business before it — it has 31 items to consider — the Committee on the Standing Rules of the General Assembly will have to hit the ground running during its in-person work June 27-29 at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
One glance at the docket of the Race and Gender Justice Committee (RGJ) reveals the historic sweep and connection of its 10 scheduled items of business.
Beyond identifying past oppression and exploitation by the church of marginalized communities and individuals, the committee’s commissioners and delegates will look for ways to achieve restorative justice going forward.
Call it doing things decently and in order, or a Presbyterian spin on the first and second rules of Fight Club: no single person connected to the Advisory Committee on the Constitution (ACC) will talk about specific advice by the Advisory Committee on the Constitution. At least not before an Assembly.
Items related to health, safe space and benefits — including the Board of Pensions — are the purview of the Health, Safety and Benefits Committee, which meets June 23-26 at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, Kentucky, as part of the 225th General Assembly.
루이빌 - 너무 안타까운 이야기이지만, 이 달 루이빌에서 열리는 제 225회 총회에서 미국 내 폭력 해결위원회 대의원과 자문단이 다룰 안건은 미국의 현 상황을 놓고 보면 시기적절하다고 말할 수밖에 없다. 이 위원회 헌의안 거의 절반이 구체적으로 총기 폭력을 다루고 있다.
De una manera demasiado desafortunada pero oportuna, los Comisionados y Delegados Asesores de Jóvenes Adultos que sirven en el Comité para Abordar la Violencia en los Estados Unidos tendrán varios temas a considerar cuando se reúna en la 225ª Asamblea General de este mes en Louisville. Casi la mitad de las propuestas se refieren específicamente a la violencia armada.
Los asuntos relacionados con la salud, el espacio seguro y los beneficios, incluida la Junta de Pensiones, son competencia del Comité de Salud, Seguridad y Beneficios, que se reúne del 23 al 26 de junio en el Centro Presbiteriano de Louisville, Kentucky, como parte de la 225a Asamblea General.
루이빌 - 연금국을 포함하여 건강, 안전한 공간 및 복리 후생과 관련된 항목은 6월 23일부터 26일까지 켄터키주 루이빌의 장로교 센터에서 열리는 제 225회 총회에서 건강, 안전 및 복리후생 위원회가 다루는 범위에 속한다.
In an all-too-unfortunate but timely manner, commissioners and Young Adult Advisory Delegates serving on the Addressing Violence in the U.S. Committee will have several items to consider when it meets at this month’s 225th General Assembly in Louisville. Nearly half of the overtures address gun violence specifically.
루이빌 -올 여름 미국장로교 제 225 회 총회에서 사역 조정위원회는 LGBTQIA+ 형평성 옹호위원회를 만들 것인지, 제 226 차 총회를 대면 혹은 다른 방식으로 열 것인지를 검토할 것이다.
Cuando la 225ª Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) se reúna este verano, el Comité de Coordinación del Ministerio considerará una serie de cuestiones, incluida la creación de un Comité de Defensa de la Equidad LGBTQIA+ y si la 226ª Asamblea General debe celebrarse en persona o en otro formato.
When the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) convenes this summer, the Ministry Coordination Committee will consider a host of issues, including whether to create an LGBTQIA+ Equity Advocacy Committee and whether the 226th GA should be held in person or in another format.
Como el comité de la Asamblea encargado de todos los asuntos relacionados con la educación teológica, la educación superior, los recursos publicados, el trabajo del Presbyterian Publishing Corporation y la consideración de las enmiendas propuestas al Directorio de Adoración del Libro de Orden, el Comité de Teología, Adoración y Educación (TWE) abordará un orden del día muy apretado cuando la primera ola de comités en persona se reúna aquí durante la primera Asamblea General híbrida de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) este verano.
As the Assembly committee charged with all business items related to theological education, higher education, published resources, the work of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, and consideration of proposed amendments to the Book of Order’s Directory for Worship, the Theology, Worship, and Education Committee will tackle a packed agenda when the first wave of in-person committees meets at the Presbyterian Center during the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s first-ever hybrid General Assembly this summer.
Del 20 al 22 de junio, el Comité de las Reglas de Disciplina de la 225 a Asamblea General participará y discernirá su camino a través de siete asuntos. Esos artículos se pueden encontrar aquí.
From June 20-22, the 225th General Assembly’s Rules of Discipline Committee will engage and discern its way through seven items of business.
Commissioners and Advisory Delegates serving on the International Engagement Committee will have at least 18 overtures or reports for their consideration when the committee meets later this month at the 225th General Assembly in Louisville. Approximately half of the items were referred from the 224th General Assembly (2020) for this year’s Assembly.
‘법안 및 헌의안 위원회’의 대위원들은 제225차 총회 기간 18개의 위원회 회의 중 첫 번째로 회의를 개최하며, 또한 후속 위원회의 진행 상황을 모니터링하는 소임을 맡는다.
Los miembros del Comité de Proyectos de Ley y Mociones no solo celebrarán la primera de las 18 reuniones del comité durante la 225° Asamblea General, sino que también serán llamados a monitorear el progreso de los comités posteriores.
Not only will members of the Bills and Overtures Committee hold the first of what will be 18 committee meetings during the 225th General Assembly, they’ll be called on to monitor the progress of subsequent committees as well.
In a nation where guns are now the major cause of death for young people, it follows that gun violence deterrence would top the agenda of the Addressing Violence in the U.S. Committee at this summer’s 225th General Assembly.
Not all innovations at this summer’s hybrid 225th General Assembly are technological, or meant to speed up proceedings.
Equity primes, which will be provided to commissioners and advisory delegates for the first time, are a set of reminders encouraging the church’s largest deliberative body to be methodical when discerning and deciding items of business.
The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and a number of local community leaders and volunteers this week to announce plans for the city’s Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration.
As the clock ticks toward the opening of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly met for its last monthly meeting before the Assembly begins on June 18. Most of the meeting was spent going over preparations from the opening of a new conference center to precautions against infection from the Covid virus.
Leader Briefing II for committee moderators and vice-moderators of the 225th General Assembly took place online Tuesday and Wednesday, with more than 100 participants hearing from GA staff and applying their learning to the drafting and submitting of committee agendas through PC-Biz.
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly recently got its first look at the new conference space currently under development at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville. The soon-to-be-completed first-floor renovation will be host to the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) this summer as part of its hybrid gathering June 18–July 9.
So far, so good. That was the report from the COVID-19 advisory panel that is keeping an eye on variants of the virus as the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) moves toward its first-ever hybrid General Assembly this summer. The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly got an update during the final day of its three-day spring meeting in Louisville.
For the first time in more than two years, several members of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly gathered in person this week with Office of the General Assembly leadership for its regular spring meeting. The hybrid gathering was held in Louisville near the Presbyterian Center with half taking part via Zoom. It was the first time the group met together since its winter meeting in Baltimore in 2020 right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Special Committee on Racism Truth and Reconciliation has issued its final report in advance of this summer’s 225th General Assembly, when commissioners and advisory delegates will consider its 11 recommendations.
It took a while to get there, but two sets of candidates have announced their intentions to stand for Co-Moderators of the 225th General Assembly. The first to announce were Josefina Ahumada, a commissioned ruling elder from the Presbytery de Cristo, and the Rev. Marilyn McKelvey Tucker-Marek, a minister with Flint River Presbytery. The second team is the Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, and the Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis, pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As preparations are underway for the PC(USA)’s historic first hybrid General Assembly, the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) looks back at previous General Assemblies that have shaped or impacted the direction of the Church.
Leader Briefing for the 225th General Assembly kicked off Tuesday and Wednesday with national church staff and denominational leaders welcoming recently appointed committee moderators and vice moderators to their Assembly assignments and beginning the detailed orientation process.
In 120 days, the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will open. Entities, commissions, and committees of the General Assembly have until 11:59 p.m. to submit their final reports, papers, and overtures. The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) wasted no time on Thursday going over a short list of items during its monthly call.
An economic justice initiative inspired by the PC(USA) working to combat racism and racial privilege will be getting support at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) this summer. The Rev. Gregory Bentley and Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart, Co-Moderators of the 224th General Assembly, recommended that the offering taken during opening worship go to Restorative Actions.
PC(USA) Committees on Representation formed after the reunion General Assembly of 1983, to ensure that the new denomination’s mid councils, assembly committees and national agencies prioritized diverse leadership. A motivating concern in the 1980s was the merger of all-Black mid councils into majority white presbyteries.
With just over four months until the opening of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), church leaders are continuing to fine-tune plans for the historic hybrid gathering. The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly is meeting online this week for its annual winter meeting and received several updates during its Tuesday session.
On Thursday members of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) continued their monthly discussions about plans for this summer’s hybrid assembly.
The worship planning team for the 225th General Assembly has completed its list of worship leaders for this summer’s hybrid gathering, pairing preachers with highlighted Scripture and the GA225 theme of “From Lament to Hope.”
Members of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly got their first look at the draft list of committees for the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Thursday. During its monthly call, the list of 18 was presented for review.
Monday, December 20 will mark 180 days until the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It’s also the deadline in which commissioner and advisory delegate names are due from presbyteries to the Office of the General Assembly.
Producing the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will cost significantly less than in-person Assemblies, but the investment in technology as well as provisions for the in-person committee meetings will still carry a hefty price tag.
As with past Assemblies, there are sponsorship opportunities available to agencies, entities and other organizations that work closely with the Church, ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly continues to open opportunities to expand the voices to be heard at the 225th General Assembly next year. During its monthly call, the committee approved a proposal aimed at giving more commissioners and advisory delegates an opportunity to speak up on issues before taking a vote.
Current and future moderators across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) got an overview of what to expect when the denomination’s first hybrid Assembly convenes next summer. Leaders with the Office of the General Assembly presented an update on plans for the 225th gathering during a Friday night breakout session at the Moderators’ Conference.
This coming spring the 16-member General Assembly Nominating Committee will prepare its slate of new nominations and re-nominations for 29 boards, commission, and committees for election by the 225th General Assembly meeting in June 2022. The Committee’s moderator, the Reverend Sonya McAuley-Allen, encourages those who may feel called or are questioning whether or not God may be calling them to elected service — people like you — to consider the possibility.
Lessons learned from the all-virtual General Assembly in 2020 are quickly evolving into lessons applied as preparations for 2022 continue to ramp up. The staff in Global Language Resources (GLR) are planning to capitalize on the ways modern technology can greatly enhance their commitment to language hospitality.
2020 년 온전히 온라인으로 주최되었던 총회는 많은 교훈을 남겼다. 교단은 이러한 교훈을 바탕으로 2022년 총회 준비에 박차를 가하고 있다. 글로벌 언어지원부(Global Language Resources, GLR)는 언어를 통해 총회 참석자들을 환대하기 위해 현대적인 기술을 활용할 계획이다.
Las lecciones aprendidas de la Asamblea General virtual en 2020 están evolucionando rápidamente hacia lecciones aplicadas a medida que los preparativos para 2022 continúan aumentando. El personal de los Recursos Lingüísticos Globales (GLR por sus siglas en inglés) está planeando capitalizar las formas en que la tecnología moderna puede mejorar en gran medida su compromiso con la hospitalidad lingüística.
Commissioners and advisory delegates who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color will have opportunities to meet as a group both personally and virtually at the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) approved a recommendation at its monthly meeting on Thursday.
The Presbytery of the Northwest Coast recently voted overwhelmingly to approve an overture for 225th General Assembly that addresses an act of historic injustice in Alaska: the 1963 closing of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Juneau.
The committee also discussed plans for assemblies beyond next summer and recruiting and orienting future COGA members.
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) opened its virtual fall meeting on Monday with a lot to discuss. Planning for the 225th General Assembly took up a bulk of business on the first of the three-day meeting.
Organizers for the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) knew there would be challenges in planning for a hybrid event. The three-week block of time necessary for committee meetings and virtual plenaries next year has created some headaches for mid council leaders as they seek those willing to serve as commissioners and advisory delegates.
The COVID 19 pandemic has turned everything upside down when it comes to worship, ministry, and the opportunity to gather as a large body of believers.
As preparations continue toward the hybrid meeting of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Joseph Chu, stated clerk of the Eastern Korean American Presbytery, reminds us that everyone should have a seat at the table at next year’s special gathering.
As the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approaches another historic General Assembly next year, church leaders are making sure that all voices are heard across the denomination. In its monthly meeting on Thursday, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly received updates on the planning as well as efforts to make this a more inclusive gathering.
The PC(USA) meeting team that hosted the first online General Assembly last summer has now helped two other Reformed denominations with major online gatherings: the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) General Assembly 146 and the United Church of Christ (UCC) General Synod 33.
The 225th General Assembly is still a year away, but leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Office of the General Assembly are already looking at how worship will fit into a hybrid gathering. While details are still to be worked out, those participating in recent planning meetings want to look at new ways to incorporate worship into the Assembly.
By a 6–5 count, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) has voted to ask the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to waive the travel ban and allow the group to hold a hybrid gathering for its fall meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Sept. 27–29. If given permission, those who choose to participate in person will travel to the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, while those who choose to stay home will connect virtually.
While the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is still over a year away, members of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) have been looking ahead to what might be in store when the Assembly gathers again in 2024.
La lista de asuntos para la 225ª Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.) ha sido confirmado y continúan las conversaciones sobre lo que sucede para la 226ª reunión en 2024. El jueves fue un intenso último día para el Comité de la Oficina de la Asamblea General durante su reunión virtual de primavera de tres días.
제 225회 미국장로교 총회 안건 목록은 확정되었고 2024년 제 226회 총회에 대한 대화가 계속되고 있다. 3일 간의 화상 회의 중 하루였던 지난 목요일, 총회 사무국 위원회는 무척 바쁜 하루를 보냈다.
The docket for the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been confirmed and conversations continue about what happens for the 226th gathering in 2024. Thursday was a busy final day for the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly during its virtual three-day spring meeting.
Last year at this time, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was scrambling to pull together a completely virtual General Assembly gathering. They had four months to do it. While a large part of the scheduled business was delayed two years, the Assembly was held, and the church moved on.
The 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is still more than a year away, but plans are well under way for the denomination’s hybrid gathering. The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) is knee-deep into working on how to combine in-person committee meetings with online plenaries and how to conduct those at the Church’s Louisville office.
The third round of dialogue between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Episcopal Church continued last week. The two denominations have been conducting bilateral dialogue since 2000 in an effort to deepen ties and work together.
The 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) may be a year and a half away and the dates may not be finalized, but that hasn’t stopped the planning process. The Office of the General Assembly has been working since last summer to determine what the next gathering will look like.
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) voted in December to move toward a hybrid format in 2022, with in-person committee meetings to be held in Louisville and plenaries to be conducted online.
Like other Christian denominations, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has had to learn to rely on technology and other means to be church in the 21st century, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past year, the Office of the General Assembly has heard from numerous presbytery leaders and churches on how the virus has prompted them to find new, creative ways to conduct ministry.
Stating a desire for transparency with the greater Church, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) on Tuesday released a process report, outlining the decision to change plans for the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is approximately 18 months away, and work is already underway to determine what that assembly will look like.
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) has approved a plan to change the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2022. The new plan is to hold an assembly that will include both in-person and online meetings as well as a change in location of the gathering.
With the 224th General Assembly (2020) in the history books, leaders in the Office of the General Assembly have begun to look at how future church gatherings will be held. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, church leaders were forced to pull together an online assembly in June.
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