Archive for July, 2014

Controversial Decisions of the 221st General Assembly

Monday, July 14th, 2014

by Bob Reynolds, Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Chicago By now many of you are aware of PC (USA) General Assembly actions during its recent biennial meeting in Detroit. Decisions made there are being praised by some and criticized by others, particularly regarding two controversial issues: (a) gay marriage and (b) divestment of church funds from […]

Actions on our GA Overtures

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

by Barbara Bundick, Stated Clark, Chicago Presbytery Chicago Presbytery was busy this General Assembly, in no small part because of you. Advance Justice, COM, and boatloads of sessions brought overtures that were passed by Chicago Presbytery and sent on to the GA. We also supported two commissioners’ resolutions, brought by Beth Freese Dammers and John […]

Our New Moderator and Vice Moderator: Commissioners Blog

Monday, July 7th, 2014

by Jim Lifton, Ruling Elder commissioner to the 2014 General Assembly from Chicago Friendship Presbyterian Church It was a privilege serving as one of Chicago Presbytery’s ten commissioners – five teaching elders and five ruling elders – to our 221st General Assembly in Detroit. The first order of business was electing our moderator and vice […]

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