What’s Happening in the CREC News and Events
CREC Issues Statement on Sexuality
July 16 2018
In the face of current trends and events, the CREC has issued a Statement on Sexuality.
The document was crafted by Presiding Minister Virgil Hurt with input from numerous CREC leaders. Its aim is to clarify the CREC’s position regarding matters such as LGBQ “identity.”
Two Decades for Nacodoches
May 14 2018
Congratulations to Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church of Nacogdoches, Texas, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next month.
Grace Covenant will mark the anniversary on June 9, inducting Ben Alexander as an assistant pastor at the same time.
Covenant Bible Church Celebrates 60 Years of Ministry in Alaska
May 10 2018
Covenant Bible Church of Chugiak, Alaska celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Among other celebrations, the church is hosting Anselm Presbytery’s proceedings in Anchorage this year, September 24–30.
Virgil Hurt Elected CREC Presiding Minister
December 7 2017
Virgil Hurt, pastor of Providence Church in Lynchburg, Virginia since 2000, has been elected as the CREC’s new Presiding Minister of Council.
Hurt previously served as PM of Augustine Presbytery (2010–2012). He succeeds Douglas Wilson, who has served as CREC PM since 2014.
A native of Idaho, Hurt holds a Bachelors in Philosophy from Idaho State University, and received his ministerial training via Greyfriars Hall.
Virgil has been married to his lovely wife, Katie for 30 years. They have five grown children and one still in high school, as well as one grandchild.
CREC Presiding Ministers Review Committee Releases Report
August 17 2017
The CREC Presiding Ministers Review Committee has completed and released its report assessing how Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho has handled two sexual abuse cases involving parishioners. The report offers commendations, correctives and recommendations. The full report may be viewed here.
Edit: A companion report for Trinity Church in Moscow, Idaho has been subsequently released. The Trinity version of the report may be viewed here.
The Committee’s work took place upon request of Christ Church. Read the initial announcement here.
CREC Churches in Poland Launch New Psalter
March 28 2017
The CREC churches in Poland have published a new selection of 50 Psalms in Polish. The new Psalter premiered on Saturday, March 25.
The Psalter features Genevan tunes with new arrangements, paired to Polish texts. The churches look forward to completing the remaining 100 Psalms.
2017 CREC Triennial Council
March 11 2017
The CREC’s Triennial Council will next meet November 13–16, 2017 in Miramar Beach, Florida. The context for the proceedings will be the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.