Live Blog 188th General Assembly
To start off today, we welcome some of our favorite CP Kids! Thank you to Jodi Rush and the DMT for sponsoring Connect@GA.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018:
In the middle part of the day on Tuesday, staff, alumni, and friends of Bethel University gathered for a luncheon in the school’s honor. See photos of the lunch HERE.
At the luncheon, a very exciting announcement was made that a generous benefactor would support the salary of any Bethel-MTS graduate who went into pastoral ministry for the CP Church. More details about the extremely hopeful program will be coming soon.
FUN RUN – A new GA Tradition.
We started the day today with the 1 mile fun run/5k race. Thank you to the YAD cheer-ers and the CPWM organizers and the participation by Moderators!
Click HERE for more race photos.
Monday, 18 June 2018:
Celebrating 200 years of Choctaw Ministry.
In the evening on Monday, General Assembly celebrated all the years of ministry that the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Members of the Choctaw Nation led us in word and in music and dance, showing the Choctaw culture through worship.
Of particular note was the reading of the chidren’s book: Crossing Bok Chitto, a story of friendship between a Choctaw family and a slave family living across a river from one another. You can hear the story read HERE or you can see more photos of the Worship service HERE.
GA Opening Session:
11:54 – A few more announcements and sharing of information and we are adjourned for the morning.
11:32 – New Resolutions presented and referred to the appropriate committees. Resolutions introduced will be made available as soon as I’m able to get my hands on them in a digital format. Check back for links.
11:25 – A special thank you to Rev. David Lancaster for his service across the last year.
11:20 – Buddy Pope elected Vice Moderator of 188th General Assembly.
11:10 – Votes have been counted and Rev. Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown is elected moderator of the 188th General Assembly.
(Hear Jay accept the Moderator’s cross and thank the assembly below)
10:58 – Introductions have concluded and voting has begun for Moderator.
10:39 – Rev. Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown and Rev. Lisa Scott nominated for Moderator and introductions are given.
10:36 – Credentials Committee report made and adopted.
10:34 – Monday Business meeting called to order and opening prayer.
(Hear the opening prayer below)
Sunday, 17 June 2018
General Assembly opening worship:
Celebrating 200 years of Choctaw ministry, we were led in worship by a Joint CPC and CPCA worship team taking part in the sacrament of communion as one body. See brief clips below of the songs “Here I am Lord” and “How Great Thou Art” sung in Choctaw and see more worship photos HERE.