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PRESBYTERY AND SYNOD NEWS
05 May 1996 09:00:11
95302 PRESBYTERY AND SYNOD NEWS
by Jerry L. Van Marter
GRAND FORKS, N.D.--Concern about the mission of the church in higher
education has led the Presbytery of the Northern Plains to create a special
panel to assess the presbytery's role in ministries to higher education.
The special committee is chaired by the Rev. Charles House, retired former
president of Valley City State University.
RICHMOND, Va.--A five-member panel has been appointed to review the
financial and management practices of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic office
and issue a report by the end of the year. The group will be convened by
the Rev. Ben Lacy Rose, moderator of the 1971 General Assembly.
The review is the latest step in a process that started last December
with allegations made to the synod's trustees. The trustees ordered an
independent audit. The synod's finance and personnel committees followed
up with their own reports on the matter, including some policy and
procedural changes in office operations.
A full audit of the synod's finances for 1994 showed no abnormalities.
In May the synod council appointed four of its members to meet with synod
office staff, trustees and presbytery executives. That group reported back
to the council in late June. It was then that the five-member panel was
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--"Anger and Ministry" is the theme of the second of two
retreats this year sponsored by Santa Fe Presbytery for its clergy and
their spouses. Organized by the presbytery's Committee on Ministry, the
retreat will be led by the Rev. Lewis Wilkins, a pastor and educator for
more than 30 years, and Judith McDonald Wilkins, Presbyterian elder and
family systems therapist in private practice in Lubbock, Texas.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--The Rev. Edward Albright, Jr., executive presbyter of
the Presbytery of St. Augustine, celebrated the 30th anniversary of his
ordination with a three-month sabbatical from May through July.
Albright spent much of the time in Geneva, Switzerland, with leaders
of the World Council of Churches, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches
and the Conference of European Churches discovering congregational mission
models from around the world for confronting violence and extending care to
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