Saturday, April 19th, 2014


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The Presbyterian Lay Committeeraisingthestandard

Mailing address:
Post Office Box 2210
Lenoir, NC 28645

Actual physical address of Layman office:
136 Tremont Park Drive NE,
Lenoir, NC 28645

Phone: 828-758-8716
Fax: 828-758-0920
(Toll-free) 1-800-368-0110


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The Presbyterian Lay Committee works with many renewal partners with whom we are mutually committed to biblical faithfulness, the upholding of the theology espoused in the historic Reformed confessions, and the advancement of God’s purposes in and through the Presbyterian expression of the Church of Jesus Christ. Various partners answer the call to labor through particular ministries, but we are all mutually committed to the reformation and renewal of the PCUSA.


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  1. Paul Richard Strange Sr. says:

    All denominations are experiencing problems which is nothing new. But, as a Christian who has really tried to understand sisters and brothers who cannot accept conservative convictions as compatible with Tony Campolo’s Democrat Party view of social compassion, it has become too much to try to do any longer. The local Episcopal Church is not hell-bent on the ordination of practicing homosexuals, even though their denomination might be. The conservative evangelical megachurches just entertain their regular attenders with rock music and pretend that they can stick their dispensationalists heads in the sand and ignore the rot of the culture. I can no longer attend church where the pastor almost worships the idea of gay ordination. The Christian call to reach out to all human beings is something that I firmly believe in. The perversion of that blessed goal to force paganism on Christians in presybyterian churches is not in line with that goal…it’s hideous betrayal of the One Who died and rose again!

  2. Wilma Andrews says:

    How do we get our church’s info into the dismissal database? We were released in October from the Presbytery of the James, VA, along with 3rd Pres. I see their info but not ours. Would like to have us included but not sure how to submit.

  3. Sandra Mandrick says:

    Please change my address from:
    251 College Place
    Norfolk, 23510
    255 College Cross
    # 63
    Norfolk, VA. 23510
    Eugene and Sandra Mandrick

  4. John Johson says:

    Do you church people know that TO BELIEVE IS A RESULT OF SALVATION, NOT THE REASON FOR SALVATION ? if you think that you are saved by believing in Jesus. You are being deceived big time. The only way to salvation is to cry out for His mercy.

  5. David Wenstrom says:

    Enjoy your publication very much. Keep up the good work.

  6. reuben says:

    to work together

  7. John Wright says:

    Re: May 20, 2013 Moore OK tornado
    Is there a coincidence that First Presbyterian Church of Moore OK no longer exists? Their church building at 824 NW 12th Street in Moore OK was destroyed by an earlier tornado? The church survived without viable support of Indian Nations Presbytery. They got restarted in a new location on south May Avenue in South OKC. The Presbytery took over this church by administrative commission. This congregation did not survive under the administrative commission. Now where is the Presbyterian Church to help the people in Moore and South OKC who were hit by the 20 May tornado? Is there a story here?

  8. Bob Bullock says:

    Our thanks to Nathan Key for the fine job he did on telling the story of West Isle Pres, Galveston, TX in an accurate and compelling way. We are grateful to the Layman for publishing it.

    Bob Bullock, pastor

  9. Wendell Sprague says:

    Please remove Wendell Sprague from your mailing list and any e-mails. He is deceased.

  10. Jack says:

    In the Nov. 2012 issue on page 5, you had a website listed to get information “to see if your pastor is standing against marriage….”

    Is that a legitimate site? My google brought it up but it seemed to be a conglomeration of confusion.

    Otherwise, I faithfully read the Layman and enjoy the bible studies offered.


  11. Mebane Presbyterian Church was dismissed from Salem Presbytery to the EPC on Tuesday, February 12.
    The terms for dismissal were $21,000.

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