Overtures to the General Assembly

Keeping you informed about our denomination!

At the April Heartland Presbytery meeting, the Presbytery voted to send four overtures to the General Assembly for consideration. The 223rd General Assembly of the PCUSA will be held in Saint Louis, MO from June 17 to 23. Here is a link to the process of overtures.

https://www.thepresbytery.org/application/files/2014/9616/5327/Outline_on_the_General_Assembly_and_the_Overture_Process_for_Clerk_Site_5-15.pdf

Your Elders would like you to be informed on these overtures. Below are links to these overtures. Please feel free to read these overtures and inform yourself. Your Elders want to remind you that just because the Presbytery votes to do something, does not mean that each and every local church or each and every member of a Presbyterian Church USA church holds the same views and has to agree with the actions of the Presbytery. One of the hallmarks of being a Presbyterian is that we agree to disagree. We are a very diverse denomination. Our congregations are very diverse. Here at Westminster we have people who hold very different views on many issues. The beauty of this is that we are all a part of the body of Christ. Our diversity makes us stronger. Even though we may disagree on certain issues, we agree on the essential issue, which is Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Please feel free to bring any questions or comments to any of the Elders and/or Pastor Mark.

Your Session:
Greg Bushman – Technology
Jessica Callaghan – Fellowship
Nancy Hatfield – Christian Education
Richard Jackson – Finance
Paula Patterson – Outreach and Mission
Melissa Pippin – Outreach and Mission, Personnel
Mark Reynolds – Finance, Personnel
Brandon Sands – Buildings and Grounds, Worship
Niki Smith – newest Elder – not yet ordained, but will be soon
Joyce Records – Clerk of Session (non-active Elder)
Pastor Mark – Moderator, ex-officio member

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