The Covenant Network of Presbyterians welcomes its newest congregation, the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, Nebraska. As Pastor Sue Coller wrote to the congregation, “Our session felt that it is time we be more bold in letting people know who we are.”
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica (CA) and College Avenue Presbyterian Church (Alton, IL) have, by Session action, adopted the Call to Covenant Community. We welcome their partnership in our work!
When the Presbytery of Northeast Georgia met to consider Amendment 14-F, both the Pastor of Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Robert W. Prim, and Ruling Elder Theodore Brothers shared their testimony.
Bob: “The Bible does give a clear sense about God’s purposes for marriage — God has given us marriage so that human beings might grow in self-giving love. In this way marriage is a beautiful metaphor for God’s relationship with Israel and Jesus’ relationship with the Church.”
Ted: “Now, I know that many of you believe that I chose to be gay. You are wrong. Being gay is something God chose for me when I was born. Being gay is how I was created. For me, to deny being gay would be to deny God. I cannot do that. Nor can I deny the love that I have for my husband, Mike.”
The newest congregational member of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians is Covenant Presbyterian Church of Athens, GA.
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The Covenant Network is thrilled to be welcoming Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church in St. Louis as the newest congregation to affirm the Call to Covenant Community and officially join in our work! The congregation of 140 members and friends has a long history of being an inclusive church, and has decided to move forward with […]
In early 2013, the Covenant Network welcomed two new congregations. Affirming the “Call to Covenant Community,” these two churches have now joined with more than 350 others in their commitment to seeking a church that is both inclusive and united. Summit Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia has considered themselves a congregation that welcomes LGBTQ people for […]