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 […]

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.

New Guidelines for Examination Published

As sessions and presbyteries begin to implement the revised Form of Government, including the substitution of G-2.0104b for the obsolete G-6.0106b, the Covenant Network of Presbyterians offers an updated edition of its resource Guidelines for Examination of Church Officers.

A Personal Perspective on Scott Anderson’s Ordination

Much has been said and written about the ordination of Scott Anderson this past weekend at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Covenant Network’s Interim Executive Director, Nancy Enderle, offers her reflections about this momentous event.

Archbishop Tutu praises the PCUSA

Eminent South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has written Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons in support of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s recent change in ordination standards: 23 September 2011 The Rev. Gradye Parsons Stated Clerk Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 100 Witherspoon Street Louisville KY 40202-1396 Dear Brother in Christ, I am writing you […]

Rejoicing with Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson’s Service of Ordination will take place on October 8th, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Madison, WI. Scott’s ordination as a teaching elder offers a sign of hope for the many people who have long worked for a more inclusive church policy toward the ordination of our gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered brothers and sisters.