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April 21, 2017

In 1928, the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. held its General Assembly at First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa, Oklahoma: The Magic City.

The Northern church began operating a mission day school in Tulsa in 1884; First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1885, holding services in a storefront. The city was incorporated in 1899, with a population of 1,100. Six years later, oil was discovered at Glenn Pool and the city grew prodigiously. By the time Oklahoma was admitted to the Union in 1907,...

June 14, 2016
 
--by Kenneth J. Ross
 
On May 22, 1906, the Reverend Dr. Henry van Dyke (1852–1933), Princeton professor, prolific author, and past moderator of the General Assembly (1902), stood before the PCUSA General Assembly
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May 31, 2016

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....

April 13, 2016

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.

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Before it was Atlanta, it was Marthasville. Before that, it was Terminus and Standing Peachtree...

November 18, 2015

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:

The UPCUSA...

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