In Spirit and Truth is the blog of the General Assembly Committee on Representation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It will feature content written by the sixteen members of the committee, who are teaching and ruling elders from across the country, and our staff person in the Office of the General Assembly, as well as links and articles of particular interest. These blog entries are intended to prompt reflection and dialogue on aspects of expanding representation and supporting full participation in the PCUSA, especially at the assembly level. The ministries of advising, consulting, advocating, reviewing and recommending are vital to the life of the whole Body of Christ. Committees on Representation and/or their functions exists at all councils above session so from time to time we may highlight activities and insights from our sister committees on representation at smaller councils throughout the church.
Author Molly Casteel is an Assistant Stated Clerk and the Coordinator for Representation and Inclusiveness Services. She is a teaching elder (a.k.a. Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary.
The General Assembly Committee on Representation (GACOR) is ever present at the 220th General Assembly (2012) in Pittsburgh, PA. Located at booth 119 in the exhibit hall (Hall B) we are becoming acquainted with new faces and reconnecting with familiar faces. At our booth we are sharing our recently revised “How to Start or Revive a Mid Council COR” and new COR logo, which is displayed on our promotional items.
We welcome individuals to stop by and share their joys, concerns, hopes and dreams in the creation of a prayer flag. A prayer flag is meant to express the artist heart, mind, and sprit and can be written words, a picture or combination of the two. We also have statements of support for inclusion, diversity, and intersectionality.
Below are pictures from the opening of the exhibit hall, June 29, 2012.