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Mission Coordination Committee makes tough decisions

Committee moderator Julia Henderson took a few seconds to catch her breath before reflecting on the challenges of the past few days, where passions and emotions often ran high in the 219th General Assembly Mission Coordination Committee.

“God’s presence was evident,” she said. “There was grace, there was passion; there was consideration for one another.”


Posted at July 6, 2010 11:52 p.m. in acrec , ga219 , phewa

Church Polity Committee reconsiders definition of youth

Young adult advisory delegates on the 219th General Assembly Church Polity Committee prompted the committee to reconsider an item on the definition of youth because of its import as a guide to categories of representation.


Posted at July 6, 2010 11:48 p.m. in committee on representation , ga219 , permanent judicial commission , polity , youth

Polity Committee disapproves overture to increase oversight of events at GA

The 219th General Assembly (2010) Polity Committee voted Tuesday to recommend to the full Assembly disapproval of an overture to increase oversight of events that occur around a General Assembly.


Posted at July 6, 2010 9:28 p.m. in ga219 , polity committee

Medical Benevolence Foundation launches $10.5 million Haiti initiative

The Presbyterian-related Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) is partnering with a Pittsburgh group on a $10.5 million project in Haiti, MBF’s executive director said Tuesday.


Posted at July 6, 2010 9:24 p.m. in ga219 , medical benevolence foundation

Doctor speaks emotionally of those in need of abortions

Abortion is an emotional issue to Dr. LeRoy Carhart, member of the board of directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and one of the few late-term abortion providers in the United States.


Posted at July 6, 2010 9:21 p.m. in abortion , ga219

Hello, I must be going

Whether it was the 218th General Assembly (2008), the Big Tent, Twitter, Facebook, the 100,000 or so miles he racked up on the road or the early stages of the 219th General Assembly (2008) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), it seemed that the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow was not only always on the go, but also everywhere during his tenure as moderator of the 218th General Assembly (2008).


Posted at July 6, 2010 9:05 p.m. in former moderator bruce reyes-chow , ga219

Sharing the Good News isn’t rocket science, Jones tells evangelism lunch

Admitting to being a “recovering fundamentalist,” Ray Jones, coordinator of evangelism for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), told the group how he never heard the word “grace” until he was 17. That was when his high school sweetheart — now wife — brought him the Good News and drew him into the Presbyterian fold.


Posted at July 6, 2010 8:52 p.m. in evangelism , ga219

Take young adults seriously to keep them connected, speaker says

Presbyterians involved with college ministry gathered at the 219th General Assembly (2010) to discuss their work and those they serve.


Posted at July 6, 2010 8:44 p.m. in college ministry , ga219 , young adults

Health Committee passes overture on coerced abortions after amending language

The Health Issues Committee of the 219th General Assembly (2010) opened Tuesday morning passing a motion to reconsider the previously approved “Taking a Stand Against Forced and Coerced Abortions.”


Posted at July 6, 2010 8:26 p.m. in ga219 , health committee , hiv/aids prevention

New form of government moves on to full Assembly

The Form of Government Revision Committee of the 219th General Assembly (2010) voted 37-5 Tuesday to send the proposed Foundations of Presbytery Polity and revised Form of Government to the full Assembly.


Posted at July 6, 2010 7:43 p.m. in form of government , ga219 , nfog