Presbyterian Lay Committee Files Friend of the Court Brief with U. S. Supreme Court on Church Property Rights

The Presbyterian Lay Committee on July 27, 2009 filed a friend of the court brief with the U. S. Supreme Court on behalf of St James Parish in Newport Beach, Calif., following a California Supreme Court ruling that awarded the congregation’s property to its former denomination, The Episcopal Church. The PLC brief argues that the... Continue Reading

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Facing Difficulties

MIAMI (AP) — Descendants of two of the country’s most influential evangelical leaders — Billy Graham and the late D. James Kennedy — are feuding over control of a Florida megachurch that is a bedrock of the religious right. Under the leadership of Kennedy, the former pastor who died in 2007, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church... Continue Reading

Update- June-23rd-Reformed Presbyterian Synod

Update from the 178th Synod Meeting of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (The Covenanters), taken from the Wall of the denomination’s Facebook Page. Wednesday, June 23rd The President of the Board of Trustees of Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, RPTS, Elder Rich Holdeman of the Bloomington, Indiana Reformed Presbyterian Church presented the report... Continue Reading

Update-June 21st- Reformed Presbyterian Synod

Update from the 178th Synod Meeting of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (The Covenanters), taken from the Wall of the denomination’s Facebook Page. Monday, June 21st Dr. Dennis Prutow, Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the retiring moderator, opened the Synod with a message from Mark 1:21-28,... Continue Reading

Church of England Votes to Ordain Women as Bishops

  YORK, ENGLAND (ANS)—In a move which is likely to please some and disappoint others, the Church of England’s ruling General Synod has voted to ordain women as bishops, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports on its website.   The BBC says the Synod also approved a code of practice aimed at reassuring opponents of... Continue Reading

PCUSA GA Approves $2 million Legal War Chest to Fight EPC, New Wineskins

  SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Layman Online reported  that on a 395-286-9 vote Thursday, June 26, 2008, delegates to the 218th Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly passed a resolution to provide up to $2 million "for the purpose of sharing the cost of legal fees defending our Constitution against the New Wineskins non-geographic presbytery... Continue Reading

PCUSA Membership Drops by 57,572 in 2007

The Presbyterian Church (USA) lost 57,572 members in 2007, the worst decline in decades, according to the official statistics [Editors note: the original URL (link) referenced in this article is no longer valid, so the link has been removed.] released by Stated Clerk Clifton Kirkpatrick on June 21, 2008. That leaves the denomination with 2,209,546... Continue Reading

Reyes-Chow Elected PCUSA GA Moderator

The Layman Online reports that the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, of San Francisco, Calif., was elected moderator of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on June 21, 2008.  He was elected on the second ballot with 55 percent of the vote, after receiving 48 percent on the first ballot. Moderators must be elected... Continue Reading

PCA Clerk: Actions of the 36th General Assembly

  Actions of the 36th General Assembly L. Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk, PCA   The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America met in Dallas, Texas, June 10-12, 2008, hosted by North Texas Presbytery. A total of 1,185 commissioners attended, of which 881 were Teaching Elders and 304 were Ruling Elders.   The assembly included ministry... Continue Reading

Ohio Valley Presbytery Committee on Women Serving as Deacons

Ohio Valley Presbytery erected a special committee at the October 12, 2007 stated meeting to investigate the irregularities concerning the office of deacon at one of its churches in that the church asserts, “There is no scriptural basis to differentiate between men and women serving as Deacons under the authority of the Session.” The committee... Continue Reading