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PC(USA) Stated Clerk speaks out on police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

9 hours 27 min ago

July 27, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

J. Herbert Nelson II

Stated Clerk

Louisville

다시 한 번 이 나라, 특별히 흑인 사회는 흑인 남성 살해라는 세간의 이목을 끄는 두 개의 사건에 직면하게 되었습니다. 루이지애나 주 Baton Rouge의 Alton Sterling과 미네소타 주 Twin Cities의 Philando Castile은 미국 경찰들에 의해 부당하게 살해된 많은 사람들의 이름 목록에 가장 최근에 첨가된 자들이 되었습니다. 우리 거리들 및 경찰 구치소에서 경찰들의 손에 죽어가는 흑인 남성 및 여성들과 관련된 의심쩍은 부분들이 매우 많기 때문에, 미국 법무부가 스털링 사건에 대한 조사를 지휘하고 있으며, 또한 캐스틸 사건도 조사해 달라는 요청을 받았습니다.

PC(USA) leadership responds to Dallas shootings, encourages people to “care for someone today” - Korean

13 hours 39 min ago

July 27, 2016

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston

Co-Moderators of the General Assembly

Louisville

오늘 우리는 애통함을 금할 수 없습니다. 우리가 Baton Rouge와 Twin Cities지역에서 일어난 비보로 인해 휘청거리고 있는 동안, 오늘 또한 댈러스에서 벌어진 끔찍한 일을 무기력하게 보고 있어야만 했습니다. 다섯 명의 경찰들이 죽었고, 도시는 해결책을 찾고 있습니다.

우리가 Alton Sterling과 Philando Castile이 살해된 것을 비난했듯이, 우리와 정서기 허버트 넬슨은 다섯 명의 하나님의 자녀들의 생명을 앗아갔으며 적어도 여섯 명의 다른 사람들에게 부상을 입힌 이러한 무자비한 폭력을 강력하게 비난합니다. 게다가, 이러한 폭력적 행위들은 경찰의 보호를 받고 있던 평화 시위자들의 의도를 고의적으로 혼란케 만들었습니다. 우리가 해결책들을 강구하고 있지만, 이 시점에서 알 수 있는 것이 거의 없습니다. 우리 모두는 지금 공포를 느끼고 있을 뿐입니다.

Two New Glory to God Resources Available

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:21

July 26, 2016

The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation recently added two new resources to the Glory to God hymnal collection – Glory to God: A Companion and Glory to GodHymns and Songs for Children and Families: Singing Faith All Day Long.

Efforts to address climate change intensify following GA222

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:59

July 19, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent

One of the most closely watched debates at the last two Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assemblies concerned whether or not the church should stop investing in fossil fuel companies. In June the 222nd General Assembly (2016) rejected an overture calling for immediate divestment, voting instead to continue a process of corporate engagement with energy companies for at least two more years. 

Hands & Feet

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 04:49

"Presbyterians on the ground engaging in God's mission"

July 17, 2016

News Release

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is actively working locally and nationally to facilitate change and communicate God’s love. Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II joined other Presbyterians in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last week to be the hands and feet of Christ in the midst of God’s people. View and share their message.

사역 장로에 관하여: 사역 장로 및 인사 문제

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 07:45

July 15, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Elaine Barnett

Louisville

당회는 인사위원회를 위한 필요를 고려할 때 교회와 당회와 직원(staff)의 크기를 반영해야 한다. 규례서에 더 이상 명시되어 있지는 않지만, 다음과 같이 명시한 우리 헌법의 이전 버전에 나오는 지침을 기억하는 것이 바람직할 것이다: “당회는 안수 받지 않은 직원을 고용하는 것을 포함해—동등한 고용 기회와 공정한 고용 관행과 인사 정책을 염두에 두면서, 그리고 모든 고용인들(employees)을 포함하여 모든 직원들을 위한 보수의 적정성을 매년 검토하면서--교회 프로그램의 운영을 위해…제공해야 할 책임을 진다” (G-10.0102n, 2009/2011판). 

Regarding ruling elders: ruling elders and personnel matters

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 07:28

July 15, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Elaine Barnett

Louisville

<한국의> When considering the need for a personnel committee, the session should reflect upon the size of the congregation, the session, and the staff. While no longer specified within the Book of Order, it is fitting to remember the guidance from a former version of our Constitution, that said “The session ... has the responsibility ... to provide for the administration of the program of the church, including employment of nonordained staff, with concern for equal employment opportunity, fair employment practices, personnel policies, and the annual review of the adequacy of compensation for all staff, including all employees” (G-10.0102n, 2009/2011 edition).

PC(USA) leadership responds to Dallas shootings, encourages people to “care for someone today”

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:42

July 8, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston

Co-Moderators of the General Assembly

Louisville

Today we are in mourning. As we were still reeling from the distressing news out of Baton Rouge and the Twin Cities area, we watched helplessly as horror unfolded in Dallas. Five police officers now lay dead and a city is yet collecting answers.

Just as we’ve condemned the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, we and Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II fervently condemn the senseless violence that has stolen the lives of five children of God and wounded at least six others. Additionally, these acts of violence have obfuscated the intent of the peaceful protesters who were being protected by the police. We seek answers, and we have very few at this time. We are simply left with the terror we all feel right now.

PC(USA) Stated Clerk speaks out on police killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 18:34

July 7, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

J. Herbert Nelson II

Stated Clerk

Louisville

Once again the nation, and the African American community, in particular, is faced with two more high-profile killings of African American males. Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota are the latest among a long list of publicized and unjustified killings by law enforcement officers in the United States. The questionable nature of African American males and females dying at the hands of police in our streets and in police custody is so pervasive in the United States that the U.S. Justice Department is leading the investigation in the Sterling case and has been asked to investigate the Castile case.

PC(USA) Stated Clerk sends letter of support to church partners in Iraq

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 13:10

July 6, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

J. Herbert Nelson II

Stated Clerk

Louisville

The grace of Christ be with you. We write out of our deep love for you to express our concern and assure you of our support in this painful time.

Our hearts are broken daily as we hear of devastation caused by individuals and groups motivated by prejudice, hatred, and religious bigotry. Their violence seems to know no bounds, as innocent children and adults are victimized by shootings, bombings, and acts of war.

Regarding ruling elders: ruling elders and per capita

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 09:16

July 1, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Gradye Parsons

Stated Clerk

Louisville

One of the most well-known notions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is our connectionalism. In addition to our connection through our polity and through our commitment to the gospel and relationship with the Trinity, one of the other things that binds Presbyterians is per capita, that universal funding source drawn from the whole church in order to support the whole church.

Stated Clerk issues statement on the attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 07:32

July 1, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

J. Herbert Nelson II

Secretario Permanente

Louisville

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joins the people of Turkey and the world in expressing our profound sorrow in the aftermath of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on June 28, 2016. We deplore this attack and all acts of terror wherever they occur.

General Assembly 222 closes with recognitions and updates

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:28

Budgets reflect per-capita allocations, Mission Agency objectives

June 25, 2016

Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson addresses the last plenary session —Michael Whitman

General Assembly News

Gregg Brekke

Portland

Including actions taken during the 222nd General Assembly (2016), which adjourned Saturday, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) per capita apportionment for 2017 will be $7.50 and $7.73 for 2018.

General Assembly 222 concludes with worship

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:13

Portland gathering of PC(USA) challenged to take faith to the streets

June 25, 2016

Worship leaders address plenary during closing worship —Michael Whitman

General Assembly News

Gregg Brekke

Portland

Encouraged by the charge of Co-Moderators Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston that the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meeting would end at the end of closing worship, commissioners, advocates and guests joined in enthusiastically singing “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” as the final service of the assembly began.

PC(USA) leaders issue post-General Assembly letter to the church

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 08:17

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3

June 25, 2016

Portland

Brothers and sisters in Christ, there is a new season in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as witnessed by the actions of the 222nd General Assembly (2016). The body of 594 commissioners who gathered June 18-25 in Portland, Oregon, elected Co-Moderators Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, and J. Herbert Nelson as the Stated Clerk. Both were historic, and both signal a new way forward for our church.

GA turns back move to divest from fossil-fuel firms

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 07:35

Opponents say maintaining investments gives PC(USA) more clout

June 25, 2016

GA attendees line up at a microphone during plenary. —Michael Whitman

General Assembly News

Mike Ferguson

Portland

The Presbyterian Church (U.SA.) will continue its investment in fossil-fuel companies after overwhelmingly turning back an overture Friday to begin divestment immediately. Instead, it will continue the process of selective, phased, divestment that begins with full corporate engagement.

California pastor instructs worshipers: “Be reconciled to GOD. Now.”

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 07:17

June 25, 2016

Communion service during morning worship. —Michael Whitman

General Assembly News

Eva Stimson

Portland

Reconciliation has vertical and horizontal dimensions—and “the vertical orients the horizontal,” Jerry Andrews, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in San Diego, told Presbyterians gathered for worship on Friday, the final full day of the 222nd General Assembly (2016).

World church leaders hail J. Herbert Nelson’s election as Stated Clerk of the PC(USA)

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 07:15

June 25, 2016

General Assembly News

Jerry Van Marter

Portland

It didn’t take long for the kudos to start pouring in Friday after the 222nd General Assembly (2016) elected J.Herbert Nelson as the PC(USA)’s new Stated Clerk, the highest ecclesial office in the 1.5-million-member denomination.

Assembly affirms centrality of Peacemaking in Christian faith

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 06:52

June 25, 2016

Tim Tripp waits to speak during plenary —Danny Bolin

General Assembly News

Bob Sloan

Portland

After a six-year discernment process throughout the denomination, the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved on Friday a lengthy report underscoring the centrality of peacemaking to Christian faith and promising to “practice boldly the things that make for peace.”

Third generation Presbyterian pastor elected Stated Clerk of PC(USA)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16

J. Herbert Nelson becomes first black to lead nation's largest Reformed body

June 24, 2016

Rev. Gail Porter Nelson with husband, the newly installed Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson —Danny Bolin

General Assembly News

Mike Ferguson

Portland

J. Herbert Nelson was overwhelmingly elected Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in an historic vote Friday, becoming the first black man selected as the top ecclesial officer of the nation's largest Reformed body, a largely white denomination.

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