Category Archives: General Assembly

Noelle Damico talks about her Fair Food campaigns

One more blog post! You may remember that I spent much of my time in the US hosted by the Rev Jeff Geary and the Rev Noelle Damico (and their son August!). Jeff is pastor of White Plains Presbyterian Church. … Continue reading

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The Plenary Sessions, Voting and Procedures in the PC(USA) General Assembly

(You can read the first of my posts about the PC(USA) General Assembly here). Plenary sessions of the PC(USA) GA– bringing together all the various delegates- took place in a vast conference hall in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in central … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly: introduction

Following the Community Organising course in Columbus, Ohio, I returned to New York (with a diversion to Atlanta, Georgia due thunderstorms in New York) to spend a few days once again with the Gearys in White Plains. Then, on 30 … Continue reading

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Evening Prayer at the General Assembly

I offered the evening prayer at the end of the evening session on 4 July 2012 of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Watch from 1:44:25 on the video below. Related articles Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly: … Continue reading

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US Presbyterian General Assembly summary

There is a good overview of the 2012 General Assembly of the PC(USA) in Pittsburgh in this leaflet, prepared from the denomination’s congregations Sunday bulletins. Might that be an idea for our own Kirk, since not everyone reads Life and … Continue reading

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PC (USA) Statistics again

There is a good summary of statistics about the PC(USA) in a Snapshot of Presbyterians , a set of slides presented to the GA.

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More writing needed!

When I started this blog, it was with the intention of sharing up-to-date information about what I was up to on my study leave with members of my congregation, friends, and anyone who might be interested. But I found that … Continue reading

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PC (USA) online

If you want to follow my quick comments about developments at the PC(USA) General Assembly, see the Facebook page of Old High St Stephen’s Church, which has my Facebook and Twitter feeds (you don’t need to be a Facebook member … Continue reading

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PC(USA) statistics

From today’s General Assembly in Pittsburgh, a few statistics about the Presbyterian Church (USA): There were 10,466 churches in 2011. In 2010, membership dipped to below 2 million. For every 1 worshipper under 25, there are 6 over 65. The … Continue reading

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At the PC(USA) General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) began today, and will continue through to Sunday. I’m here to meet folks, but I’m also representing the Church of Scotland at the gathering

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