Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Philadelphia Overture Decision
That Overture 9 (“Erect Study Committee on Deaconesses”), p. 47 in the Handbook, be answered in the negative, and that presbyteries are reminded that appropriate ways to
bring these issues before the Assembly are through presbytery overtures to amend the BCO, or by way of reference (BCO 41).
BCO 7-2, chapter 9, and especially 9-7, provide a sufficient answer to the issues contemplated in Overture 9; the presbyteries should work through the implications in their own local contexts. This is always subject to the actions noted in the text of the response.
Look for an update tomorrow that will likely summarize some of the discussion.
Housing Available in East Oak Lane
Male or Female, Single or Double, possibly Couple
Kitchen and laundry available, full access to shared living areas including library and game room.
Male room: 33 x 15, shared bath
Female/Couple room: 14 x 14 with additional walk-in closet and balcony, private bath
Willing to negotiate
Contact Tim or Priscilla
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Jerry "Tiger" McFarland
Because of lack of subscription, it is also being changed to a quarterly paper, until subscriptions rise. You can subscribe by going to this site.
Maranatha Missions Training
Tenth Men/Boys Ministry Event
Exept Paul Tripp
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Maranatha food and housing needs
Also we still need hosts for the Irish Team...3 Irish girls and 2 guys (for June 20 & 21 and June 27 & 28). If you are willing and able to help the Maranatha Missions Team serving at Spruce Hill Christian school, please contact Jonny McGreevy.
We will be celebrating the end of the year with a special dessert! Yum!
Please feel free to invite a girl friend!
If you have any questions you can contact Dori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Last month's cyclone caused widespread devastation in Myanmar. News reports have chronicled the difficulty of getting aid to those who need it. But thanks to the World Reformed Fellowship, we now have a way to directly aid Christians in Myanmar.
In a recent letter, Rev. Robert Luai, General Secretary of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Myanmar, reported that their Bible College and 13 churches were damaged as well as many church members' homes. Over a hundred people fled to the campus of the Bible College for refuge and a daughter church set up a a refuge camp for about two hundred more. At the time of his letter, Rev. Luai was unsure of the number dead or injured but he commented, "One thing, because of many dead, thousands of children automatically become orphans. I do not know what we are going to do." If you want to help bear the burden of our brothers in Myanmar, you can donated money through the World Reformed Fellowship which has established a secure way to transfer funds to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Myanmar. Instructions for contributing can be found here.
Tenth joined the WRF last fall. It's an organization affiliated with the PCA and "formed to encourage understanding and cooperation among evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed denominations and institutions, and to link those institutions having ministry resources with those possessing vision but few resources."