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Rev. Joseph W. Hill

Rev. Joe Hill, current LIC President, and General Presbyter for the Presbytery of the Pines, presided over the meetings.




Along with the exciting news of two new member Judicatories, the

below touches on other areas of business conducted by the Board:

*  A Hortatory Immigration Resolution was approved.

Click here for full text of this.

*  It was noted that all Judicatory Leaders have signed on to the Bread or Stones Resolution (anti-child poverty initiative), which paves the way for further action in this endeavor.

*  Tribute was given to recently deceased Board Member, Mrs. Betty Cummings; and to honor soon-retiring Board Member, Rev. Susan Gaumer.

*  The 2014 draft Budget was approved with some salary and other expense cuts, as necessary to balance.  However, it is hoped that additional funds will be found later which can allow restoration of the salary cuts.

2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity planning.  As was suggested by the Faith and Order Commission Members, the Roman Catholic Bishops are to spearhead efforts for statewide involvement between denominations, for 2014.   The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held annually from Jan 18th - Jan 25th.


Minutes from the Business Meetings will be available later, and will be distributed to Board Members when these minutes become available.   Our thanks to Pastor Dale Farley for his consistent efforts year after year, to keep us supplied with such.


Our thanks to the Monroe - West Monroe Convention & Tourist Bureau for providing 2 door prizes, and welcome packets for all attendees.

This time our door prize winners were Dr. Kenny Crump and Rev. Sam Tolbert.   Congrats!!

Dr. Kenny Crump

Rev. Sam


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Fall Board Meeting held:

Sept. 23rd & 24th, 2013, at Highland Presbyterian Church in West Monroe



 “Enunciating Consensus in the Churches

in the early 21st Century”


Big News!  - The LIC Welcomes TWO

New Member Judicatories:              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Photo taken in the Sanctuary at Highland

Presbyterian Church

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Louisiana (CBF), applied in August for membership in the LIC.   This application was heartily approved by the Board at this meeting.  Formal acceptance of this new member was included as a part of the evening worship service.


Pictured at left are:  Rev. Joseph Hill, current LIC President; Rev. Dr. Reid Doster, Lead Coordinator of CBF; Rev. Dan Krutz, LIC Exec. Director; Shirley & Kenny Crump (Dr. Crump will be the CBF Board Designate); & Rev. Sam Tolbert, LIC Immediate Past President.

Representatives from the Louisiana First Jurisdiction Church of God In Christ attended the Monday Worship Service, and then on Tuesday 9/24, Rev. Woodrow Davis of the COGIC, attended the Board meeting & signed a Member Application -- which was also heartily approved by the Board.  (A formal induction will be included during the 2014 Annual Assembly.)   

Pictured at right are:  Rev. Joseph Hill, current LIC President.; Rev. Woodrow Davis, COGIC Superintendent; Rev. Dan Krutz, LIC Exec. Director; & Rev. Sam Tolbert, LIC Immediate Past President.

Photo taken at the Tuesday Meeting

Fall Board Meeting Theme:

 “Enunciating Consensus in the Churches

in the early 21st Century”

Executive Committee -

preceding the Board Meeting


                      Board Meeting -

         in the Fellowship Hall at the Church

     Around 40 people from around the state attended the Fall Board Sessions.  The Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell, of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX, was the Keynote Speaker, interjecting humor along the way even as he dealt with weightier matters.  Monday's presentation was titled: “Ecumenism and the rumored death of Old-Line Churches”.   Tuesday's presentation was titled:  “The contemporary challenge of enunciating consensus in our churches".  Click here to be taken to a printable document containing outlines/summaries of both presentations, including graphs showing various Church memberships from 1976 to 2010. 

Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell

Rev. Dr. Ted



An Evening of Worship Together: 

Our thanks to Rev. George Wortham and the members of Highland Presbyterian Church for hosting and participating in the evening Ecumenical Worship Service

on September 23rd, 2013



Our thanks to Rev. Dale Farley (ELCA - N. TX/N. LA Synod) for his eloquent and often humorous deliverance of the evening sermon, and to the other clergy and lay leaders who contributed to the service as well.  Pastor Farley spoke of the importance of Unity among Christ's followers - stating that it doesn't mean 'conformity' in practice & language.  Unity is a gift from God - it is a unity of purpose, direction, & mission.  Even as we can come together to help each other after disasters, we need to further active communion.

Pastor Dale Farley


And thanks to all who contributed to the offering for the

Endowment Fund for Christian Unity.  

Almost $950.00 was raised!

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