Blest Be the Ties?

Keynote Address by Doug Nave at the Covenant Network of Presbyterians Regional Conference, First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, May 11, 2013: “So the church should care about same-sex marriage – and not simply in a censorious, exclusionary way, but in a supportive and celebratory one – because in marriage a couple can seek the guidance of the church and find the resources needed to model their lives around the covenantal fidelity that is so central to all of Christian faith. What could be more worthwhile than that? What could be more gracious and generous and loving? What, indeed, could be more Christ-like?”

Conference in NYC May 11: “Marriage Equality for Presbyterians and Everyone Else”

The last in the Covenant Network’s series of ten regional conferences is coming up Saturday, May 11. Featuring two accomplished attorneys who have been active in working for equality for the LGBTQ community, “What Now: Marriage Equality for Presbyterians and Everyone Else” will take place at the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, with the support of Presbyterian Welcome. Follow this link to register.

Santa Barbara “Union Presbytery” Plan Found Unconstitutional

The action of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara to form a “union presbytery” with the Presbytery of the West of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians has been ruled unconstitutional by the PJC of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii.

October 2012 GAPJC Decisions

Three decisions by the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission address the controversial issues of marriage, the property trust clause, and ordination standards.

Union Presbytery?

Can a PC(USA) presbytery form a “union” with a “presbytery” that has been set up by a group that is not recognized as a denomination, and that has no existing congregations, ministers, seminaries, or programs? Read the complaint against the action of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara to form a “union presbytery” with ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.

Rejoicing over GAPJC Decision!

The Board of Covenant Network is deeply gratified that the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission today upheld  the decision of the Presbytery of San Francisco to ordain Lisa Larges as a Teaching Elder in the church.  This decision brings to a final conclusion roughly four years of litigation over the presbytery’s authority to find Lisa […]