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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Consequences Will Surprise You

Rev. Randall Tremba
We invite you to consider the surprising consequences at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia where gays and lesbians are publicly welcomed. Rev. Tremba, Minister of Word & Sacrament since 1976, has a D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is married to Paula and has three children, two dogs and a cat.

Below you will find links to a recent interview with Rev. Tremba, the Presbyterian Outlook Ad, the letter he wrote to the Shenandoah Presbytery in support of Amendment 10-A and a slide show about life at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church.

On November 10, 2010 the Shenandoah Presbytery failed to ratify Amendment 10-A by a vote of 93 yes to 106 no. The Shenandoah vote for Amendment 08-B in 2009 was 82 yes to 112 no. 

Resources by Rev. Tremba
 Slide Show of Life at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Presbyterian Outlook: My Mind Was Changed

"I was never a gay basher...I just never questioned that the church might not have gotten it right."  Rev Dr Arlo D Duba of Princeton, had his mind changed. Rev Duba is the former Director of Admissions and Director of Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary and former Dean, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Click on the link below to see the ad about his conversion in the current issue of the Presbyterian Outlook. Click on the interview link to learn how his study of scripture led him to support the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the life and leadership of the church. Click on the weblink below to continue the dialogue with Rev Duba and to thank him for his leadership.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Presbyterian Outlook: The Samaritan Woman

Our efforts to ratify Amendment 10-A have been enhanced through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, allowing us to communicate every month with the readers of the Presbyterian Outlook through full and half page advertisements. Look for the ads – point them out to others – and be ready to answer any questions that might come your way. In an effort to help you extend the reach and impact of these ads, we have included a little bit of information that can assist you to be an ambassador for the ratification of Amendment 10-A.

We have found that there are basically three areas from which questions might arise or that you might wish to speak to as you share your support of Amendment 10-A– the issue of community choice, of an unlikely messenger, and/or about the essentials.

If you are asked about community choice it might help to remember that:

“Amendment 10-A will restore the ordination practice and principles affirmed in the Adopting Act of 1729. It’s a way of maintaining unity by respecting freedom of conscience in the interpretation of Scripture and leaves the responsibility to discern call and determine whether standards have been met with those who know the candidates best—our sessions and presbyteries.”

If you are asked about the use of an unlikely messenger it can be helpful to think about:

“The heart of the story, which is used in the ad, of the woman at the well is that sometimes God chooses unlikely vessels to share God's message. It’s in that spirit that Amendment 10-A is so important—it will allow sessions and presbyteries to approve those they determine are suited to serve, including some that others may consider as unlikely vessels.”

And if you are asked about the essentials, it is helpful to remember:

“Jesus Christ, son of God, crucified and risen for our salvation – that is an essential of our faith. Beyond that, we can trust the Spirit-guided consciences of our sessions and presbyteries to determine those best suited to serve.”

Click here to download the ad for your own use.