Confession of Belhar

By | August 22, 2016

The Confession of Belhar became a part of the Constitution of the PC(USA) at this year’s General Assembly.  It now is a part of our Book of Confessions, through which “the church declares to its members and to the world who and what it is, what it believes, and what it resolves to do” (Preface to the Book of Confessions).  Each of the confessions was written by particular people in a particular time in response to a particular situation, thus each reflects the history out of which it emerged.

Over the next 6 weeks, following our Mid-Week Meal, from 6:30-7:00, we will learn more about the Belhar Confession.  What is its story?  Why was it written and by whom?  In what ways does our story relate to theirs?  What does it teach us?  Where does it send us into God’s world?