Saturday, December 18, 2010

Olivet Evangelical PC loses Appeal and Property.

Layman Online: Indiana court decision overturned!
  • Ohio Valley Presbytery
  • Olivet Evangelical PC
  • Synod of Lincoln Trails
  • Declaring that Olivet’s participation in the denomination equates to compliance with the so-called trust clause – specifically its remaining in the PCUSA at reunion and agreeing to participate in Ohio Valley Presbytery’s dismissal process – the appeals court favoured the presbytery based on its interpretation of the same neutral principles of law that often favour's congregations.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus

Editor: Wow! Wow! Wow! The smiles on the faces of the singers make all the difference in the world!. The use of multiple professional photographers, and excellent editing make this a work of art! Viewed: 16,591,04 as of 12/10/2010

Nov 13, 2010 - Noon, Niagara Falls, Ontario

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One minute, Stephanie Tritchew was just a face in the busy Seaway Mall crowd, sipping coffee at a cafeteria table and chatting on her cellphone. Then next, the St. Catharines native was standing and belting out "hallelujahs" from the famed chorus in Handel's Messiah in front of a stunned food court congregation.

"The first reaction was jaw-dropping surprise and people laughing," said the startling soprano, who broke into song around noon last Saturday at the Welland mall. "Then just about everyone whipped out their phone cameras at once." Tritchew wasn't a one-woman surprise show. Within minutes, more than 80 Chorus Niagara singers previously blended into the weekend mall multitude had joined the chorus. The seemingly spontaneous event actually took weeks to plan, said Jennifer Blakeley of Niagara Falls-based Alphabet Photography, who organized the event.

The cafeteria chorus was part Alphabet advertisement, part performance art designed to put people in the Christmas spirit, Blakeley said. "I was sitting right in the middle of it all, and some people's faces were just classic," she said, laughing. "And I think it was quite touching — some people were actually in tears."

Blakeley said the event was modeled on "flash mobs," brief events often planned through social media in order to mobilize large groups of people quickly.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2 Binghamton NY Presbyterian churches to merge

Press Connects story

Children's Prayer

Angels of God, from heaven so bright, 

Watch over my children, and guide them aright.

Fold your wings round em and guard them with love.

Sing to them softly of heaven above.

from 12/7 episode of "CSI: Miami"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ga. appeals court favors Timberridge

Layman Story: Ga. appeals court favors Timberridge The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s judgment that had awarded the disputed property to the Presbytery.

On a Side note, when looking for news on the Presbytery website, I found:

  • dissolved a church in July: Midway
  • will dissolve another church: Riverdale, soon.
  • Dissolve a AC for Rehoboth, which upheld the Session and Pastor.

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