UPDATE: Frequently Asked Questions About General Assembly Marriage Actions

We’ve heard from many congregations, pastors and mid-council staff that it would be helpful to have some clarity about what the 221st General Assembly did — and did not do — about marriage. To assist the church in processing the meaning of the authoritative interpretation and proposed amendment to W-4.9000, the Covenant Network has prepared the following list of questions and answers.

Remembering Cynthia Bolbach

The church rightly remembers today with joy and gratitude the ministry of our sister and friend Cindy Bolbach. As Moderator of the 219th General Assembly (2010), Cindy modeled the grace and dignity of the office, carrying out every formal appearance and informal conversation with her characteristic creativity and wit. All her service was rooted in […]

Board of Pensions approves benefits for same-gender partners

In response to the urging of the 219th GA (2010), the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to extend spousal and child benefits to same-gender domestic partners of Benefits Plan members.

Welcoming the Amended Book of Order

While the deadline for reporting results to the Stated Clerk is July 10 – one year from the adjournment of the 219th General Assembly, which sent them to the presbyteries, and the same day that amendments to the Book of Order go into effect – all the proposed amendments have already received approval from a majority of the […]

Gratitude for the Passage of Amendment 10-A

As of May 10, 2011, the amendment to G-6.0106b proposed by the 219th General Assembly (2010) has received the affirmative votes of a majority of the presbyteries. The Covenant Network Board of Directors has issued a statement.

Where Did We Go Astray?

Margaret J. Thomas: G-6.0106b must be stricken from our Constitution so that our historic principles of being Presbyterian may again be honored… Amendment 10-A, now before the presbyteries, offers a way forward.