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June 19 2016

  First, I am in favor of the Presbyterian Church divesting from our holdings with fossil fuel companies. This week I am at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Portland. This is a body that deliberates and[…]

June 10 2014

Every two years my denomination, The Presbyterian Church (USA) meets for our national gathering called General Assembly. This gathering an amalgamation of a worship service, a family reunion and a business meeting and it is just lovely — frustrating at times[…]

June 10 2014

Every two years my denomination, The Presbyterian Church (USA) meets for our national gathering called General Assembly. This gathering an amalgamation of a worship service, a family reunion and a business meeting and it is just lovely — frustrating at times[…]

June 10 2014

Every two years my denomination, The Presbyterian Church (USA) meets for our national gathering called General Assembly. This gathering an amalgamation of a worship service, a family reunion and a business meeting and it is just lovely — frustrating at times[…]

June 25 2013

Props to my friend and colleague Tom Hay, who staffs the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s biennial  national gathering, General Assembly, and  for his openness to post this. For those non-Presbyterians, the General Assembly is a meeting of about 1,000 participants and thousands more observers and staff[…]

July 22 2010

13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah[…]

April 29 2010

A few weeks ago, I met with various General Assembly Staff in order to select the committee leadership for the 219th General Assembly.  This is a daunting task as I firmly believe that the committee leadership are vital in setting[…]

October 27 2009

Over the past few weeks I have met with both the Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA) in Minneapolis and the meeting arrangements staff of the Office of the General Assembly. and while those do not sound like thrilling meetings, I[…]

September 29 2009

[image: Youth Trienium 2010] Below is a letter from The Model Programs Team of the General Assembly Task Force on Youth Ministry.   They are seeking input about model programs that are being used in Youth Ministry throughout the Presbyterian Church[…]

June 19 2009

[image: Erin Dunigan] Greetings all.  I hope folks are doing well as the summer months begin.  While I have no delusions that folks are waiting with baited breath for my blog postings, my apologies for slacking a bit on this[…]

August 6 2008

Throughout the past 20 years of my involvement in General Assembly type activities, I have always known about the Young Adult Intern program in Louisville.  Most of my personal experience was usually with the intern who worked with Youth and[…]

July 28 2008

As many of you know, one of the privileges and responsibilities of the moderator as a result of most General Assemblies is to appoint people to the various Task Forces, Study Groups and other bodies created by each General Assembly. […]

July 15 2008

Sometime this morning this letter was sent out to Middle Governing Bodies, Presbyterian New Services, etc.  Please consider posting the letter – with or without analysis and comment – on your blogs, church websites, etc. To Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations[…]

July 9 2008

Grrrrrrr.  I hate when I am so blatantly reminded of my transgressions. My confession is this. Not once during General Assembly did I thank or acknowledge Roger, Carl or Bill for answering their calls to stand for Moderator. My mother[…]

June 24 2008

Here is the text from my opening statement on Saturday for the General Assembly Moderator Election.  Did anyone get it on video suitable to upload to Youtube?  Let me know.  In the mean time . . . INTRODUCTION – my[…]

June 24 2008

The Moderator Life – Day 2

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It is midnight on the second day of being the Moderator.  I am getting a little worn out from all the meet-n-greets and ready to start moving this group gracefully through some tough waters.  While I have been bringing greetings[…]

June 19 2008

First . . . I think there should be a contest for the most "Do you know the way to San Jose" jokes as well as the least.  If you have not seen the little diddy posted by quotidiangrace, check[…]

June 5 2008

[Photo by ladybeames] Let me just tell you, I am just loving the interactions that I have been having as of late.  With my invitation to sit down for a 10 minute virtual interview I have been engaged with some friends[…]

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