The Presbytery of Southern New England will meet on Saturday, February 8th at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford.
On the docket for the meeting will be a conversation and then a vote on two overtures regarding marriage equality, and an additional overture about sustainable development.
The Session of First Presbyterian Church voted to send these overtures to the Presbytery for their consideration. One overture, calling for an “Authoritative Interpretation” seeks to permit pastors of churches in states where marriage equality is legal to have permission to officiate at same gender weddings.
The second overture addresses the need to change the current wording in our constitution, the Book of Order, which currently defines marriage only as between one man and one woman.… Continue