Reflections from the November 13 Presbytery Meeting at Westminster

Please share this information with all those interested in the work and opportunities happening in the Albany Presbytery. You may use the following URL to embed directly into your communications: https://albanypresbytery.org/november-13-presbytery-meeting/ The 320th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on November 13, 2018 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany. Below are a … [Read more...]

Open Space: Proposed Amendments to PC(USA) “Book of Order” by Michael Burkley

Amazingly enough, the governance of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is left up to … us!  Our churches elect Ruling Elders to serve in the local church and the presbytery. Working with the Presbytery our churches call pastors to teach and care for their congregations and to serve in the mission of the presbytery. The presbytery, as a union of our local churches, reaches out to our larger denomination … [Read more...]

Worship-Framed Meeting: 2018 Synod Assembly by Katy Stenta

Synod of the Northeast met as one of the most diverse and oldest Synods in the United States. As such, we have an opportunity to pave the way for how the church should exist in modern times. Rev. Dr. Diane Givens Moffet and Opening Worship At Presbytery Rev. Dr. Diane Givens Moffett gave a prophetic sermon about that we are what we do, and that's how we define our faith. She called on us to … [Read more...]

Reflections from the September 15 Presbytery Meeting at Brunswick Church

Please share this information with all those interested in the work and opportunities happening in the Albany Presbytery. You may use the following URL to embed directly into your communications: https://albanypresbytery.org/september-15-presbytery-meeting The 319th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on September 15, 2018 at the Brunswick Church. Below are a few … [Read more...]

#GA223: The Church is Alive! by Bill Hasselbarth

As a first time attendee (Observer) of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, I have been moved by this experience. It was made very clear here that we are a connectional Church! I met Presbyterians from all over the country, including teaching elders, ruling elders, national staff, and Synod and Presbytery representatives. The young adult presence here at the Assembly was impressive. I … [Read more...]

#GA223: Reflections by Charlotte Hasselbarth

Friday Afternoon Plenary Session of #GA223. The commissioners and the advisory delegates are acting on the overtures presented by the Committee on Environmental Issues which is the Committee Commissioner Charlotte Hasselbarth serves on. This is my first experience of being at the General Assembly. I will mention two of the many things that have impressed me. Parliamentary Procedure has … [Read more...]

#GA223: Reflections by Larry Greenwold

Wednesday Blog - June 20th, 2018 Here we are at the middle of the week and the midpoint in our General Assembly (GA) schedule.  We began on Saturday with an awesome worship service. On Sunday we had the opportunity to attend Sunday worship at a local area church. Charlotte, Bill, and I went to First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood, MO, a larger suburb west of downtown St. Louis. We were greeted … [Read more...]

#GA223: Reflections from a YAAD by Maxine Quaye

My experience here at GA has exceeded my expectations. I was expecting to be unengaged and mostly bored. However! That is not the case at all. The YAADs (Young Adult Advisory Delegates) arrived in St Louis a day earlier than the commissioners where we were given an orientation on the parliamentary workings of the GA as well as the infamous Robert’s Rules. I’m serving on Committee 02 – Bills and … [Read more...]

#GA223: Ah, Yes – Committee Work!! by Laura Rogers

My role at GA is as an Overture Advocate.  All business presented to the Assembly first goes to a committee for discussion and hopefully recommendation to the Assembly as a whole for final action.   The fascinating piece of this is that an action which goes to the Assembly, therefore the entire denomination, for a decision always comes through: An overture from a presbytery or a synod, with … [Read more...]

Reflections from the June 5 Presbytery Meeting at Rensselaerville

Please share this information with all those interested in the work and opportunities happening in the Albany Presbytery. You may use the following URL to embed directly into your communications: https://albanypresbytery.org/june-5-presbytery-meeting/ The 318th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on June 5, 2018 at the Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church. Below are a few … [Read more...]