The General Assembly is right around the corner. Whether you're attending GA 222 or just want to learn more about its history, we have a collection of GA- and Portland-related content to get you ready.
Past Gatherings in the City of Roses
At the 104th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A, in 1842, the great controversy involved a debate over how to interpret the Bible....
The Presbyterian Historical Society documents the experiences of Presbyterians from across the country. As part of our series on regional histories, here are five stories about the Atlanta area collected by PHS.
The Presbyterian Historical Society's executive director, Beth Hessel, and records archivist, David Staniunas, accompanied our Office of the General Assembly colleagues and hundreds of mid council leaders to Portland, Oregon, for the 2015 Polity Conference and associated meetings. Polity in odd-years takes place at the site of the next General Assembly, and the last time Presbyterians gathered in Portland, it looked like this:
Bradley J. Longfield, Dean and Professor of Church History at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, spoke at the PHS General Assembly Luncheon in Detroit. In remarks before a sold-out audience at the Renaissance Center’s Ambassador Room, Dr. Longfield gave an insightful and entertaining account of the interaction of Presbyterianism and American Culture since the 17th century.
After an opening prayer by the Reverend Paul Watermulder, outgoing PHS Board of Directors’ Chair, and an introduction by Nancy Taylor, co-Acting Director of PHS, Dr. Longfield...