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Pray for the General Assembly

The 223rd General Assembly will take place in St. Louis from June 15-23.  Please hold those who will gather to discern God’s leading in governance of the PCUSA, especially our East Iowa commissioners:  Teaching Elder Lisa Ross Thedens, Teaching Elder Trey Hegar, Ruling Elder Marta Pumroy, and Ruling Elder Kerry Jennings along with our Stated Clerk Rebecca Blair.

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Discovering and Claiming Our Common Calling–Information on the New Plan

At the 180th Stated Meeting on January 13, 2018, our Presbytery approved a new plan to help us revitalize our Presbytery culture and create broader, more flexible opportunities for service and engagement for everyone throughout the Presbytery.  As we live into this new way of being, information about the plan and the implementation process may be found here.

Discovering and Claiming Our Common Calling [the full plan description] may be found here

Discovering and Claiming Our Common Calling–ANNOTATED DESCRIPTIONS may be found here

DCCC Proposed Implementation Plan may be found here

Visioning within Covenant Community [a document relating the former Presbytery structure to the new approach and structure] may be found here

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PC(USA)’s Peacemaking Policy

In 2016 the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved a new peacemaking policy:

  1. Peacemaking is essential to our faith.
  2. We have sinned by participating in acts of violence.
  3. We reclaim the power of nonviolent love.
  4. We commit to the study and practice of nonviolence.
  5. We will practice boldly the things that make for peace

Find resources for interpretation at presbyterianmission.org/ministries/peacemaking/peace-discernment

 

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