We had opportunities to hold meaningful conversations with people in a land that struggles both socially and economically.
“We may be in our 301st year, but by grace we are still vibrant and learning a new way to be a living model of the connectional church.”
Many people from the Synod of the Trinity region are in St. Louis for the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Here are their recaps.
“Sisters and brothers, the time is now for us to take our work seriously.”
“We need to continue to be the ones Christ is calling to do the hard work because if this was easy, everyone would be doing it.”
“We believe that the church is the agency of peace. The primary purpose of this is to publicly acknowledge the ongoing conflict there.”
“We always stayed, and we ministered to whatever the population was at that time.”
“It says, ‘This is our heritage, and we need to speak against this.'”
A sharing time was provided for folks to ask their questions directly related to per capita and speak to some of the overall funding issues being faced by the PCUSA today.
“While the medicines we were carrying were a valuable contribution to the people of Cardenas, the relationships we were forming were more important.”