Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

S.F. Presbytery OKs ordination of Lisa Larges then BLOCKED

The San Francisco Presbytery agreed late Tuesday to ordain the first openly homosexual minister in the denomination.

The vote of 156 for and 138 against the ordination came after hours of contentious debate at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. It is possible that the decision to ordain Lisa Larges, a deacon at Noe Valley Ministry Presbyterian Church, could be appealed.

From The SF Presbytery website:
We know that many will be coming specifically for the evening report of the COM, but we sincerely hope that all of you will come for other equally important reports that will be presented before the dinner break.
Her Statement of faith, etc. in in the COM pt2 Report

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fate of 150-year-old church up for vote Story: The Presbytery of Cincinnati will vote at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the future of one of Cincinnati's oldest Presbyterian churches, Seventh Presbyterian Church at 1721 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills.

If the leadership votes to close the church, the church congregation must forfeit the property to the Presbytery but all church contents belong to the church congregation

Church members held a vote in October to close its doors.

ED: "The contents belong to the congregation" is a new one on me

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento News Review Story: "Thompson don’t preach"

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