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4 November -- The 30th issue of Presbyterian Promise News became available online and by mail.
17 September -- Hartford, CT -- On a gorgeous day (in the wrong
month, of course) people gathered in Bushnell Park, in front of the Connecticut
State Capital building, to celebrate Connecticut Pride.
Ready for visitors
Our portrait ...Ralph, Keith, Jane, Dan, Pat
5 June -- First Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Promise gathered in worship June 5th. Here are some images and impressions of that time together.
2 June -- The 29th issue of Presbyterian Promise News is released, reflecting on Presbyterians saying YES! and on the work before us.
11 May -- The Presbyterian Promise board released this statement today in response to the ratification of proposed amendment 10-A:
We welcome the news that with the yes vote in the Twin Cities Presbytery last night, the proposed amendment 10-A has now received the necessary votes of the presbyteries and will become part of the next Book of Order, effective July 10, 2011.
19 February -- The Presbyterian Promise board met today for the first time since the annual meeting. These people were elected officers for the coming year:
Co-moderators Dick HasbanyIn addition to the election of officers and routine business, the board spent time brainstorming about the work for the coming year and how to be a positive force in the Southern New England Presbyterian community.
12 February -- The Presbytery of Southern New England today voted to approve proposed amendment 10-A. The vote was 89 for and 41 against with no abstentions. This 68% favorable vote is similar to but a small increase over recent votes on related issues.
Amendment 10-A would change the present paragraph G-6.0106b in our Book of Order to read:
Standards for ordained service reflect the church’s desire to submit joyfully to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life (G-1.0000). The governing body responsible for ordination and/or installation (G.14.0240; G-14.0450) shall examine each candidate’s calling, gifts, preparation, and suitability for the responsibilities of office. The examination shall include, but not be limited to, a determination of the candidate’s ability and commitment to fulfill all requirements as expressed in the constitutional questions for ordination and installation (W-4.4003). Governing bodies shall be guided by Scripture and the confessions in applying standards to individual candidates.If it is approved by a majority of the 173 presbyteries, it will maintain high standards for those to be ordained, lift up Jesus as the source for ordination standards, require rigorous examination of candidates for church office and return the denomination to its historic principles. It does not require any session or presbytery to ordain any particular individual, violate freedom of conscience, or commit the theological error of singling out sexuality as the only aspect of faithful life worth mentioning.
23 January 2011 -- The 10th Presbyterian Promise Annual Meeting was held at First Presbyterian Church in New Haven. We worshipped together, a new class of officers was elected to the board and we discussed "Discerning the way ...." as we see congregations and individuals considering leaving the PC USA. The full report is here>
15 January 2011 -- The 28th issue of Presbyterian
Promise News goes online with articles about the trials ... of marriage
and ordination, trust, scarves, our Annual Meeting and voting on 10-A.
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