Who We Are: A Presentation by the Committee on Representation of the PTCA
WHO WE WANT TO BE WHO WE A RE
<ul><li>G-1.02002 The Great Ends of the Church </li></ul>09/15/09 The great ends of the church are the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind, the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God; the maintenance of divine worship; the preservation of the church; the promotion of social righteousness ; and the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world . G-4.0403 Full Participation The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) shall give full expression of the rich diversity within its membership and shall provide means which will assure a greater inclusiveness leading to wholeness in its emerging life. Persons of all racial ethnic groups, different ages, both sexes, various disabilities, diverse geographical areas, different theological positions consistent with the Reformed tradition, as well as different marital conditions (married, single, widowed, or divorced) shall be guaranteed full participation and access to representation in the decision making of the church .
UBUNTU I am because you are BOB CROSS, Elder, CHAIR OF COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION(C.O.R.) Valley Community Church 09/15/09
09/15/09 G-9.0105b C.O.R.’s main function shall be to advise the governing bodies with respect to their membership and to that of their committees, boards, agencies, and other units in implementing the principles of participation and inclusiveness to ensure fair and effective representation in the decision making of the church. Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
WHO WE THINK WE ARE 09/15/09 ELIZABETH BRAZILL, ELDER YOUTH MEMBER C.O.R. (First Presbyterian, South St. Paul) 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 UBUNTU
WHO WE REALLY ARE <ul><li>LUCY MUNGAI, ELDER MEMBER OF COR (Church of All Nations) </li></ul>09/15/09 BETTER THAN 2000 MEMBERS TOTAL POPULATION 25,058 92%
DID YOU KNOW? 09/15/09 DEBORAH ISABELLE, ELDER MEMBER OF COR, (Clerk of Session, Kwanzaa Community Church) Plainview Community Korean Church Familia de Fe Knox in St. Paul Arlington Hills Church of the Master
STEVEN RICE, CLERGY MEMBER OF C.O.R. (Presbytery Clergy Member-at-large) 09/15/09 Galatians 3:27&28 As many of you were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. A reflection of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World UBUNTU FULL REPRESENTATION
Deborah Lind-Schmitz, Nominee to C.O.R. (Interim pastor, Church in Iowa Committee on Disability Concerns has sent out a “Survey on Disability” to all the pastors 09/15/09 UBUNTU DIVERSITY IS MORE THAN JUST RACE
U BUN TU 09/15/09 AGE 65 & OVER JOSE CHIPOCO, YOUTH MEMBER OF C.O.R. (Familia de Fe) 18.02% 22.40% 19.57% 18.78% 22.73%
WHO DO WE WANT TO BE 09/15/09 LeRoy Hayes, Retired Clergy Member of C.O.R. (Member at Large with the Presbytery) Acts 10:34&35 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone is acceptable to him.
09/15/09 Presbyterians Being Reformed: Reflections on What the Church Needs Today By Robert Bullock Jr., editor. With an Essay by Clifton Kirkpatrick. Beginning with the motto "The Church Reformed and Always Being Reformed," thirteen Presbyterian leaders and representatives of a number of different groups across the theological spectrum offer their reflections on the current state of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and what the denomination needs today. www.pcusa.org/marketplace or www.ppcbooks.com, (800) 227-2872, $17.95 (0-664-50279-2)
09/15/09 Join us at a Pre-Presbytery November 10, 2009 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Presbyterians Of Color (POC) Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina People with Disability Concerns Doing Ministry WITH others Isaiah 1:18 and 43:18&19
09/15/09 Committee On Representation Jose Chipoco and Katie Whipple (not pictured) U BUN TU