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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

Conversation continues on changes in mainline denominations

Continuing an unintentional theme of this year’s General Assembly, the Rev. Craig van Gelder spoke to the Company of Pastors luncheon about the changing face of mainline denominations and the future of Christian leadership in America.


Posted at July 6, 2010 7:17 p.m. in ga219

A modern ministry for a modern military

For a man with experienced sea legs, a moment during Sunday’s worship at the 219th General Assembly (2010) made him weak in the knees.


Posted at July 6, 2010 7:11 p.m. in chaplains , ga219

Rowin’, rowin’, rowin’ down the river

On Monday, many General Assembly participants — those not hog-tied to committees or other obligations — enjoyed a river of living water, literally, thanks to the Committee on Local Arrangements.


Posted at July 6, 2010 6:29 p.m. in cola , ga219

Peacemaking committee recommends Unites States cease combat in Afghanistan

The 219th General Assembly Peacemaking and International Issues Committee voted 49-2 on Monday to recommend that the Assembly call on the U.S. government to end combat operations in Afghanistan.

The PC(USA) has made no statement calling for peace in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001.


Posted at July 6, 2010 2:58 a.m. in afghanistan , ga219 , peacemaking

Don’t discount the little guys

In her years working for the General Assembly's network support for rural and small church ministries, Diana Stephen heard many success stories of small churches overcoming challenges to thrive in their communities.

On Monday, she shared some of those stories during a sold-out luncheon for small churches.


Posted at July 6, 2010 2:53 a.m. in ga219 , small church