Mt Zion Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
A general guide to facts about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.
Calvin did much of his writing from Geneva, Switzerland. From there, the Reformed movement spread to other parts of Europe and the British Isles. Many of the early Presbyterians in America came from England, Scotland and Ireland. The first American Presbytery was organized at Philadelphia in 1706. The first General Assembly was held in the same city in 1789. The first Assembly was convened by the Rev. John Witherspoon, the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Who are we Presbyterians?
Questions have been raised about the position of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in comparison to
other Reformed bodies. It is always helpful to compare parallel categories. Sometimes the official
positions of one body are compared with a characterization of the other body. Here are some resources to
help anyone to know and understand the actual positions of the PC(USA).
A little Presbyterian history
Portions of the Presbyterian church in the United States have separated from the main body, and
some parts have reunited, several times. The greatest division occurred in 1861 during the American
Civil War. The two branches created by that division were reunited in 1983 to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),
currently the largest Presbyterian group in this country.
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Here is a good place to find Resources for the church.
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God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.
Sunday School 10:00 AM / Worship 11:00 AM.
Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church
1501 Sandy Springs Road
PO Box 429
Sandy Springs, SC 29677
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