A lawsuit aimed at guaranteeing ownership of church property by the largest Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation will be tried at the state level rather than federal, ruled a U.S. District Court.
Judge Jane Boyle of Dallas ruled Monday that the Highland Park Presbyterian Church congregation's lawsuit will be held in Texas state court.
Monty Montgomery, an elder and Session-appointed spokesman for Highland Park Presbyterian, told The Christian Post about the reasoning behind Judge Boyle's ruling. more >>
The leadership of the largest Texas-based congregation belonging to Presbyterian Church (USA) has recommended that the church leave the mainline denomination.
In a unanimous decision, the Session for Highland Park Presbyterian Church of Dallas approved a resolution recommending dismissal from PC(USA).
With the Session's approval, the resolution will next go to the congregation for a vote scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 27. more >>
Presbyterian Church USA's largest congregation in Texas has filed a lawsuit to seek legal protection for their property should they seek dismissal from the denomination.
The Highland Park Presbyterian Church, a Dallas-based congregation with approximately 4,000 members, filed the suit on Tuesday in Dallas County District Court.
Mark Annick of Androvett Legal Media in Dallas is working with Highland Park Presbyterian on the suit over the property. more >>
The Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Songs for the Presbyterian Church (USA) has decided to not include the hymn "In Christ Alone" because one phrase speaks about God's wrath.
Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, told The Christian Post on Friday that the Congregational Songs Committee's decision is evidence of why churches are leaving the PC (USA).
"For the denomination to decide, intentionally, to remove 'In Christ Alone' from the hymnal, in my view, bares evidence of serious erosion of the denomination's theology related to the atonement," LaBerge asserted. more >>
Presbyterian Church (USA) has joined the effort to get the fast food giant Wendy's to join a program meant to improve the rights of agricultural workers. However, Wendy's told The Christian Post that the company does business with suppliers who respect farmworker rights and the protest is nothing new.
Members of PC (USA) will join other groups Saturday to hold a nationwide demonstration against Wendy's in the hopes of encouraging the Dublin, Ohio based company to sign on to the Fair Food Program (FFP).
Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the General Assembly of the PC (USA), said in a statement that FFP "is a social responsibility program that ensures humane treatment and increased pay for Florida tomato pickers." more >>
Over 5,000 attendees have flooded the campus of Indiana's Purdue University for an event held every three years by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches (CPC, CPCA), which began Tuesday and will end Saturday.
Known as the Presbyterian Youth Triennium, the multiday event kicked up on Tuesday with the opening worship sermon being delivered by the Rev. Michelle Thomas-Bush. "We must boldly proclaim who Jesus is for us today," said Thomas-Bush of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C.
"We Presbyterians are people of action and so we usually try to let our actions speak for us, but sometimes we must answer the question 'Who do you say that I am?' and boldly proclaim our answer." more >>