Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Washington Presbytery appeals property case loss

Layman Story: Washington Presbytery appeals property case loss

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

South Louisiana Presbytery found in contempt of court

Layman Story: South Louisiana Presbytery found in contempt of court

The name of Mark Tammen, an attorney for the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Office of the General Assembly, is on 398 of the documents, suggesting the denomination’s heavy involvement in this case.

3 Valley Presbyterian churches part ways

Layman Story: California congregations finalize split from PCUSA

Fresno Bee Story: 3 Valley Presbyterian churches part ways

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clovis
  • First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fresno
  • Fowler Presbyterian Church

"The relationships we share with these three congregations, as brothers and sisters in Christ, are more important than property," said the Rev. Rick Irish, interim leader of the Presbytery of San Joaquin, which governs Valley congregations within Presbyterian Church (USA). "Therefore, we didn't make property an issue."

On Sunday, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clovis held a service to complete the split and join the more conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church, based in Litonia, Mich.

Two other congregations, First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fresno and Fowler Presbyterian Church, held similar services Oct. 18.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Personal Note

My house was hit by the fall break teenage vandalism this year. Every year they seem to do damage during fall break somewhere in town. This year I got spray painted on my garage doors. I've had to wait two days for warm dry weather, to paint over it. One door had bad words and one had a pentagram and 666. I display a large cross and nativity every Christmas, so the neighborhood kids know I am a christian. We heard them speed away in their car, so at least one of them must be over 16. The police were so busy taking vandalism reports, they did ours over the phone! Due to budget problems, the police have been parking their cars at the fire stations, until a call comes in.

Heartland to pursue Gashland property

Layman Online: Heartland to pursue Gashland property

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