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Assembling the PCA

Posted by Bill Lovell on

Leslie and I recently purchased a car seat for our newborn granddaughters. Printed on the box, in bold letters, were the daunting words "Some Assembly Required." You can guess what's coming next! Leslie and I are both sixty years old, with college degrees, and yet assembling that car seat took a whole lot of time and nearly brought us to tears! 

The Presbyterian Church in America is also assembling this summer, June 25-28, here in Dallas! And, like our granddaughters' car seat, the church's General Assembly will take some time and, who knows, may even involve some tears! Commissioners from across the country and around the world will convene at the Hilton Anatole Hotel to discuss life in the PCA. Here are a few ways you can be involved: 

Worship with us. The General Assembly is an annual event, and every year the worship services are a huge highlight—great fellowship, great music, and great teaching from the Bible. And it's all free! Worship services are scheduled in the Hilton Anatole's Trinity Ballroom for Wednesday afternoon, June 26, at 1:30pm; Thursday night, June 27, at 7:00pm; and Friday morning, June 28, at 8:00am. 

Help us. Every PCA church in our area has been asked to send volunteers to welcome visitors and assist with running the Assembly. Hundreds are needed, and I'm hoping Christ Church can send at least a handful. Elder Larry Perry has agreed to be our church's point person. Just let Larry or me know your availability, and we'll do our best to get you plugged in. 

Pray for us. Assembling a denomination is hard work, involving lots of moving parts and lots of stress points. This year's General Assembly has been well planned over many months, but, with so much going on, it cannot succeed on its own. We need God to do what only God can do. Please join us as we pray for God to bless this year's GA and to help us accomplish all that he wants us to accomplish.

The theme of this year's Assembly is "Press on for God's Glory." For more information, check out the GA website