Covenant Dedications and Related Events by Presbytery

National Capitol Presbytery

On Pentecost Sunday, May 18, a group of churches which have signed Covenants of Dissent will be hosting a service of dedication at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20008. For more information, or if you are interested in sponsoring a similar service in your area, contact Kirsten Kingdon at

Presbytery de Cristo

In Presbytery de Cristo, opponents of Amendment B will be holding a service on Pentecost Sunday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Tucson, Arizona. The service is entitled, "'WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED'": A Service of Lament, Prayer, and Recommitment to the Essentials of the Reformed Faith." It is our intention that during the service we will invite the congregation to sign the 1997 Declaration of Reformed Faith. We will also have available other Covenants of Dissent (including the Stonecatchers' version) for individuals to take with them and sign. The service will be designed around the Declaration of Reformed Faith, using excerpts as congregational responses.

Mission Presbytery

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas - currently the only "More Light" church in the presbytery - will dedicate its Covenant of Dissent at a special service on Pentecost Sunday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. Other churches and individuals in the presbytery are being invited to participate. The dedication service will be the first of monthly services at St. Andrew's to pray for the Holy Spirit to help us seek more of God's truth in this time of disharmony, fear, and brokenness in our denomination and in the world and to affirm our intention to work in love and humility toward a denomination that respects God's great gift of diversity by welcoming all people, without reservation, in Christ's name.

St. Andrew's is located at 14311 Wells Port Drive (exit 247 from I-35 to Wells Branch Parkway; turn West [left if going north on I-35, right if going south] and look for the church at the top of the hill). For further information, call 512-251-0698 or email or]

Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY

There will be a special service of Prayer and Healing, Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 p.m. in the Third Church Chapel. Following immediately on the close of the General Assembly, it will focus primarily on those who have been hurt or grieved by the passage of Amendment B and its addition to the Book of Order. Folks from other churches in the presbytery have been invited to join us. All are welcome. Contact:

Ralph Carter
Elder, Third Presbyterian Church
111 Milburn St, Rochester NY 14607-2918
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