A few hundred of Heath Rada’s newest friends and fans waited in a long line Sunday to shake his hand, perhaps snap a photograph and offer the moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) their best wishes for the coming two years.
The moderator’s reception, a General Assembly mainstay, featured stout coffee, delectable desserts and that go-to Presbyterian staple, mini pigs-in-a-blanket. The smooth sounds of a four-piece Detroit band called the Marion Hayden Jazz Groove invited the large crowd to relax and gaze out a large window at Windsor, Ontario, the city across the Detroit River.
As the commissioners to the 221st General Assembly (2014) were electing Moderator Heath Rada Saturday evening, the Assembly’s Young Adult Advisory Delegates were electing leaders as well.
Bryce McAteer, from the Presbytery of Los Ranchos, and Erica Clark, Presbytery of Lake Huron, were elected to serve as co-moderators of the YAAD Council throughout the rest of the Assembly. This council is made up of the 152 YAADs serving the Assembly this year.
The prophetic Christian witness of three women was recognized during the Women of Faith Awards Breakfast held Sunday at the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The honorees were Joanie Lukins of Danville, Kentucky, a volunteer for Living Waters for the World; Helen Morrison of Grosse Ile, Michigan, a leader in older adult ministry; and Joyce Shin of Chicago, associate pastor for congregational life at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The selections were made by a committee composed of representatives of groups related to the Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women ministry area of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
«Que no se haga mi voluntad, sino la tuya.» Estas fueron las palabras que Jesús oró en el jardín antes de su arresto, las cuales son el corazón del líder espiritual.
El testimonio cristiano profético de tres mujeres fue reconocido durante las Mujeres de Fe Premios Desayuno celebradas el domingo en la 221a Asamblea General (2014) de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.).
Los homenajeados fueron Joanie Lukins de Danville, Kentucky, voluntaria para Living Waters for the World; Helen Morrison, de Grosse Ile, Michigan, líder en el ministerio de adultos mayores; y Joyce Shin de Chicago, pastora asociada de la vida congregacional en Forth Presbyterian Church. Las selecciones fueron hechas por un comité compuesto de representantes de los grupos que se relacionan con el área del Ministerio étnico-racial y de la Mujer/Ministerio de las Mujeres Presbiterianas de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión.
예수님은 체포되시기 전날 동산에서 “내 뜻이 아니라 아버지의 뜻이 이루어지기를 원합니다”라고 기도하셨다. 이 기도는 영적 지도자들이 마음 깊이 새겨야 할 내용이다. 성령님에 의해 인도함을 받는 지도자들은 모든 환경들 속에서 자신과, 그들의 교회와, 세상을 위한 하나님의 뜻을 구할 것이다.
[Korean] [Español] “Not my will, but your will be done.” These words of Jesus, prayed in the garden before his arrest, are the heart of the spiritual leader. Leaders who are Spirit-led, seek God’s will for themselves, their congregation, and the world in all circumstances.
Not many interesting atheists have come from America, renowned theologian Stanley Hauerwas said Sunday, because the God most Americans believe in isn't interesting enough to deny.
“We may be living in a time where we are watching Protestantism come to an end," Hauerwas said at the Presbyterian Foundation Breakfast at the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Members of two Detroit area congregations were honored Sunday at the Presbyterian Voices for Justice 221st General Assembly (2014) Awards and Education luncheon.
The theme for the event, held at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, was "Hope for Detroit: Economic Justice and Racial Reconciliation." Some 50 people attended the event.
Presbyterians in town for the 221st General Assembly (2014) left their downtown hotels Sunday to spread across the region, attending worship in nearly 40 Detroit-area congregations, where they were welcomed with hugs and lunches –- and in places, bread and wine.
The practice of worshipping in local congregations was resumed two years ago when the Assembly met in Pittsburgh so commissioners could experience the community in which they were meeting, and so that the community could experience the face of the denomination.