We marched as one. One Body, One Voice, One Church
Yesterday was a first in the life of the Presbyterian Church USA. At our national conference, the 223rd General Assembly, many paused from their committee business and work of the Church, broke away from all the overtures and resolutions, and stepped out to BE THE CHURCH. We gathered as a body taking social action to end cash bail in St. Louis. We do not often have opportunities to gather in this way and stand side by side in the face of oppressive and unjust laws with the proclamation of Jesus to set the captives free. Oh and by the way brining money to help that along to the tune of $47,000 doesn’t hurt either. During our time of worship on Saturday morning this offering was taken and designated for this purpose. Not only did we make moves with our feet but also delivered cash in hand. It was an invigorating move of God among those gathered and watching with a sense of denominational revival to stand together in this way.
Rev. Chris Holland, New Spirit Community Presbyterian Church
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