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 >>
More than 5,000 teenagers from across the country and beyond will gather for the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium to delve into Jesus' "I AM" statements from July 16 to 20 at Purdue University in Indiana, the Presbyterian Church (USA) said.
"What a great thing, some five thousand Presbyterian youth getting a week of immersion in the faith community and gospel," said PCUSA's Evangelism Ministries coordinator Ray Jones in a statement. "Imagine the impact on the church of youth and adults together getting a sense of what it means to be a disciple and follower of Jesus."
The Evangelism Ministries includes Ministries with Youth, which is responsible for planning and implementation of the Triennium, an event that seeks to connect youth and adults with activities that inspire them to be alert, active and seek ways to connect their lives with their growing faith through presentations, studies, recreational events and mission experiences. more >>
A congregation once affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) has voted to leave the mainline denomination and join the more conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville overwhelmingly approved the disaffiliation from the PC(USA) in a vote by the congregation taken last Wednesday.
Glenn Richardson, an elder at FPC Hendersonville, said in a statement that the move comes in response to the PC(USA) "drifting in a direction we can no longer follow." more >>