He Came Back

An Easter Message from the General Presbyter, Russell Gladding

Will Willimon, Methodist minister, Bishop and author tells this story in a sermon I watched recently online. He says while he was the Bishop of Alabama he was faced with a wayward Church that had run off their pastor. They had been in such conflict that he went to visit the small rural church in the southern farm country part of the state. On a Wednesday evening he met with the farmers who comprised the majority of the membership. Willimon says he gave it to them, telling them the way they had acted toward their former pastor had put them in a position that not a single preacher in the state would be will to come to be their pastor. Then, he said, an older farmer spoke up and said, “Well Bishop, if what you say is true, it is a strange coincidence that just about every Sunday Jesus Christ seems to show up. Willimon says, “He was right.”

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Spring Stated Meeting

Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 9 am Registration/10 am Meeting Begins
Place: White Bluff PC, Savannah, Georgia

The handbook will be available at Events -> Stated & Called Meetings in early May. The minutes from the February Meeting are available now.

From the General Presbyter

An Open Letter from Russell Gladding
General Presbyter of Savannah Presbytery

Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

By now, the news is making its way around Savannah Presbytery that the proposed amendment to our PCUSA Constitution has been affirmed by a majority of our 171 presbyteries across the country.  Therefore the new wording will become part of W– 4.9001 within our Book of Order. This will take effect on June 21, 2015.

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