Statement of objection

​Congregations, employers, and individuals who are paying dues that might be used to support someone's dependent may formally object to same-gender spouses of Benefits Plan members receiving coverage.

The 219th General Assembly (2010) urged the Board of Pensions to make benefits available to same-gender spouses of plan members and the spouses' children. The 219th General Assembly also asked the Board to provide relief of conscience to those for whom this posed a moral dilemma. The statement of objection approach came out of an extensive review of options.

Statement of objection process

To record an objection, a session or an employer's governing body (e.g., Board of Directors) must approve a formal resolution. A copy of the resolution, signed by the Clerk of Session and Moderator or by an authorized representative of an employer's governing body, along with any supporting documentation (e.g., meeting minutes), is then mailed to:

Corporate Secretary
The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
2000 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3298

The following churches have recorded an objection.

City State Church Name Presbytery
ANDALUSIA AL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SOUTH ALABAMA
DAPHNE AL PRES OF SOUTH ALABAMA SOUTH ALABAMA
ENTERPRISE AL GREEN HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SOUTH ALABAMA
JACKSON AL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SOUTH ALABAMA
HOT SPRGS VILLAGE AR WOODLANDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ARKANSAS
MONTICELLO AR HOLMES CHAPEL PRES CHURCH PINES
CASA GRANDE AZ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DE CRISTO
FLORENCE AZ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DE CRISTO
MESA AZ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GRAND CANYON
ARLETA CA HAN YANG PRES CHURCH SAN FERNANDO
BIG BEAR LAKE CA BIG BEAR PRES CHURCH RIVERSIDE
BURBANK CA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SAN FERNANDO
CAMARILLO CA TAIWANESE-AMERICAN PC SANTA BARBARA
COLUSA CA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SACRAMENTO
GARDEN GROVE CA FORMOSAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LOS RANCHOS
LAKESIDE CA LAKESIDE COMM PRES CHURCH SAN DIEGO
LOS ANGELES CA UNION CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES THE PACIFIC
MORGAN HILL CA MORGAN HILL PRES CHURCH SAN JOSE
NORWALK CA SHIN IL PRESBYTERIAN CHUR LOS RANCHOS
OAKHURST CA SIERRA VISTA PRES CHURCH SAN JOAQUIN
OCEANSIDE CA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SAN DIEGO
POMONA CA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SAN GABRIEL
VISTA CA GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SAN FERNANDO
COLORADO SPRINGS CO GATEWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PUEBLO
COLORADO SPRINGS CO MOUNTAIN VIEW PRES CHURCH PUEBLO
GRAND JUNCTION CO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN COLORADO
LAS ANIMAS CO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PUEBLO
MILFORD DE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW CASTLE
WILMINGTON DE GREEN HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW CASTLE
BRANDENTON FL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PEACE RIVER
CLEWISTON FL COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TROPICAL FLORIDA
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FL EUCHEE VALLEY PRES CHURCH FLORIDA
FRUITLAND PARK FL NEW LIFE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CENTRAL FLORIDA
JACKSONVILLE FL MURRAY HILL PRES CHURCH ST. AUGUSTINE
NEW PORT RICHEY FL TRINITY PRES CH OF SEVEN SP TAMPA BAY
OKEECHOBEE FL OKEECHOBEE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CENTRAL FLORIDA
OVIEDO FL TUSKAWILLA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CENTRAL FLORIDA
SEBASTIAN FL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CENTRAL FLORIDA
ST PETERSBURG FL NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TAMPA BAY
STUART FL FIRST PRES CHURCH OF STUART TROPICAL FLORIDA
TAMPA FL VILLAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TAMPA BAY
ATLANTA GA NORTH AVENUE PRES CHURCH GREATER ATLANTA
CALHOUN GA CALHOUN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHEROKEE
CORNELIA GA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NORTHEAST GEORGIA
GREENSBORO GA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NORTHEAST GEORGIA
OXFORD GA GUM CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GREATER ATLANTA
BROOKLYN IA FIRST UNITED PRES CHURCH DES MOINES
CHEROKEE IA MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROSPECT HILL
COLLEGE SPRINGS IA COLLEGE SPRINGS PRES CHURCH MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY
CONRAD IA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NORTH CENTRAL IOWA
DENISON IA UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROSPECT HILL
DEXTER IA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DES MOINES
GEORGE IA ZOAR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROSPECT HILL
LAKE PARK IA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROSPECT HILL
PAULLINA IA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROSPECT HILL
WINFIELD IA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EAST IOWA
AURORA IL WESTMINSTER PRES CHURCH BLACKHAWK
PALOS PARK IL PALOS PARK PRES COMM CH CHICAGO
PANA IL UNITED IN FAITH SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS
ROCHELLE IL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BLACKHAWK
TINLEY PARK IL FAITH UNITED PRES CHURCH CHICAGO
BLUFFTON IN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHITEWATER VALLEY
INDIANAPOLIS IN FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHITEWATER VALLEY
JASPER IN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OHIO VALLEY
LIBERTY IN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHITEWATER VALLEY
OSSIAN IN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHITEWATER VALLEY
RICHMOND IN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHITEWATER VALLEY
VINCENNES IN INDIANA UNITED PRESBYTERIAN OHIO VALLEY
ZIONSVILLE IN ZIONSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHITEWATER VALLEY
LAWRENCE KS KOREAN PRES CH OF LAWRENCE MIDWEST HANMI
LEAWOOD KS LEAWOOD PRES CHURCH HEARTLAND
WICHITA KS WESTWOOD PRES CHURCH SOUTHERN KANSAS
CANADA KY HIGHLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TRANSYLVANIA
SULPHUR LA WESTMINSTER PRES CHURCH SOUTH LOUISIANA
CALIFORNIA MD PATUXENT PRES CHURCH NATIONAL CAPITAL
WILLIAMSPORT MD ST ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BALTIMORE
ANN ARBOR MI CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DETROIT
DEARBORN MI FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DETROIT
GARDEN CITY MI GARDEN CITY PRES CHURCH DETROIT
HOLLAND MN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MINNESOTA VALLEYS
CAPE GIRARDEAU MO WESTMINSTER PRES CHURCH GIDDINGS LOVEJOY
DARDENNE PRAIRIE MO DARDENNE PRES CHURCH GIDDINGS LOVEJOY
FOREST CITY MO WOODVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HEARTLAND
TARKIO MO TARKIO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HEARTLAND
BAY SAINT LOUIS MS OLD TOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MISSISSIPPI
CANTON MS FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MISSISSIPPI
DIAMONDHEAD MS DIAMONDHEAD COMMUNITY CHURCH MISSISSIPPI
LELAND MS LELAND PRES CHURCH ST. ANDREW
OLIVE BRANCH MS BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ST. ANDREW
RIPLEY MS RIPLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ST. ANDREW
STARKVILLE MS FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ST. ANDREW
BANNER ELK NC BANNER ELK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
CHARLOTTE NC PLEASANT HILL PRES CHURCH CHARLOTTE
CHERRYVILLE NC FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
CLAYTON NC OAKLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW HOPE
FALKLAND NC FALKLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW HOPE
FAYETTEVILLE NC FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COASTAL CAROLINA
FAYETTEVILLE NC PEACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COASTAL CAROLINA
GASTONIA NC FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
HENDERSONVILLE NC FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
SANFORD NC BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COASTAL CAROLINA
SANFORD NC POCKET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COASTAL CAROLINA
SANFORD NC SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COASTAL CAROLINA
SHERRILLS FORD NC SHERRILLS FORD PRES CHURCH WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
WADE NC BLUFF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COASTAL CAROLINA
WALLACE NC ROCKFISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COASTAL CAROLINA
WILMINGTON NC WILMINGTON KOREAN PRESBYTERIAN ATLANTIC KOREAN AMERICAN
WOODLEAF NC UNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SALEM
ALLIANCE NE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLAINS AND PEAKS
LA VISTA NE FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY
LINCOLN NE EASTRIDGE PRES CHURCH HOMESTEAD
BARRINGTON NJ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WEST JERSEY
BELLEVILLE NJ FEWSMITH MEM PRES CHURCH NEWARK
LAMBERTVILLE NJ LAMBERTVILLE PRES CHURCH NEW BRUNSWICK
OCEAN CITY NJ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WEST JERSEY
OLD TAPPAN NJ KOREAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EASTERN KOREAN
GARDNERVILLE NV CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEVADA
ALBANY NY WESTMINSTER PRES CHURCH ALBANY
AUBURN NY SENNET FEDERATED CHURCH CAYUGA-SYRACUSE
FLUSHING NY FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW YORK CITY
HUNTINGTON NY CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LONG ISLAND
NIAGARA FALLS NY NIAGARA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN NEW YORK
SPRINGVILLE NY FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN NEW YORK
ASHTABULA OH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN RESERVE
BRYAN OH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MAUMEE VALLEY
CHESTERLAND OH CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN RESERVE
CINCINNATI OH COVENANT FIRST PRES CHURCH CINCINNATI
CLEVELAND OH CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WESTERN RESERVE
CLEVELAND OH GLENVILLE NEW LIFE COMMUNITY WESTERN RESERVE
COLUMBUS OH BETHEL UNITED PRESBYTERIAN SCIOTO VALLEY
CRESTON OH CRESTON UNITED PRES CHURCH MUSKINGUM VALLEY
DEFIANCE OH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MAUMEE VALLEY
HAMILTON OH WESTWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MIAMI
HUBBARD OH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EASTMINSTER
JAMESTOWN OH JAMESTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MIAMI
MARION OH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCIOTO VALLEY
NEWARK OH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCIOTO VALLEY
NORTH BENTON OH NORTH BENTON PRES CHURCH EASTMINSTER
NORWALK OH FIRST UNITED PRES CHURCH MAUMEE VALLEY
PLYMOUTH OH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSKINGUM VALLEY
WEST CHESTER OH WEST CHESTER PRES CHURCH CINCINNATI
LAWTON OK FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH INDIAN NATIONS
SANDY OR EAGLE CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CH THE CASCADES
ALEXANDRIA PA ALEXANDRIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HUNTINGDON
ALIQUIPPA PA NEW BETHLEHEM PRES CHURCH BEAVER-BUTLER
AVONDALE PA AVONDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DONEGAL
BADEN PA CONCORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BEAVER-BUTLER
BEAVER PA VANPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BEAVER-BUTLER
BEDFORD PA BEDFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HUNTINGDON
BUTLER PA MT CHESTNUT PRES CHURCH BEAVER-BUTLER
CANONSBURG PA CANONSBURG UTD PRES CHURCH WASHINGTON
CLINTON PA HEBRON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PITTSBURGH
COWANSVILLE PA UNION FIRST PRES CHURCH KISKIMINETAS
ELDERTON PA ELDERTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH KISKIMINETAS
ELYSBURG PA ELYSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NORTHUMBERLAND
ERIE PA WESTMINSTER PRES CHURCH LAKE ERIE
FINLEYVILLE PA MINGO CREEK PRES CHURCH WASHINGTON
FRANKLIN PA ROCKY GROVE AVE PRES CHURCH LAKE ERIE
GIRARD PA GIRARD FIRST PRES CHURCH LAKE ERIE
GLENSHAW PA ELFINWILD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PITTSBURGH
GREENSBURG PA MAPLEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH REDSTONE
HERMITAGE PA FAITH UNITED PRES CHURCH SHENANGO
KITTANNING PA GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH KISKIMINETAS
LOCK HAVEN PA GREAT ISLAND PRES CHURCH NORTHUMBERLAND
MCKEES ROCKS PA UNION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PITTSBURGH
MIDWAY PA CENTER UNITED PRES CHURCH WASHINGTON
MONROEVILLE PA HILLCREST UNITED PRES CHURCH PITTSBURGH
MOON TOWNSHIP PA RIVERDALE PRES CHURCH PITTSBURGH
MOUNTAIN TOP PA MOUNTAIN TOP PRES CHURCH LACKAWANNA
NEW CASTLE PA CLEN-MOORE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SHENANGO
NEWVILLE PA BIG SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CARLISLE
NORRISTOWN PA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PHILADELPHIA
NORTH HUNTINGDON PA NEW HOPE PRES CHURCH REDSTONE
PHILADELPHIA PA DISSTON MEMORIAL PRES CHURCH PHILADELPHIA
PHILADELPHIA PA KENSINGTON FIRST CHURCH PHILADELPHIA
PHILADELPHIA PA OLIVET COVENANT PRES CHURCH PHILADELPHIA
PHILADELPHIA PA WOODLAND UNITED PRES CHURCH PHILADELPHIA
PITTSBURGH PA HEBRON UNITED PRES CHURCH PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH PA HOT METAL BRIDGE FAITH COMM PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH PA PLUM CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH PA THE FIRST PRESBY OF PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH PA WHITEHALL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PITTSBURGH
POTTSVILLE PA UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LEHIGH
PROSPECT PA MT NEBO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BEAVER-BUTLER
PROSPECT PA THE PRES CHURCH OF PROSPECT BEAVER-BUTLER
RIDLEY PARK PA RIDLEY PARK PRES CHURCH PHILADELPHIA
SHELOCTA PA SHELOCTA COMMUNITY UNITED KISKIMINETAS
TYRONE PA SINKING VALLEY PRES CHURCH HUNTINGDON
VALENCIA PA GLADE RUN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BEAVER-BUTLER
WASHINGTON PA CHARTIERS CROSS ROADS PRESBY WASHINGTON
WELLSBORO PA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NORTHUMBERLAND
WEST MIDDLETOWN PA GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WASHINGTON
WYALUSING PA WYALUSING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LACKAWANNA
YARDLEY PA WOODSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PHILADELPHIA
ABBEVILLE SC LITTLE MOUNTAIN PRES CHURCH TRINITY
CHAPIN SC LAKE MURRAY PRES CHURCH TRINITY
EDISTO ISLAND SC P C ON EDISTO ISLAND CHARLESTON-ATLANTIC
GOOSE CREEK SC PEACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHARLESTON-ATLANTIC
GREENVILLE SC JOHN CALVIN PRES CHURCH FOOTHILLS
HEMINGWAY SC INDIANTOWN PRES CHURCH NEW HARMONY
LANCASTER SC DOUGLAS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROVIDENCE
SUMTER SC FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW HARMONY
TRAVELERS REST SC TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FOOTHILLS
WALHALLA SC WALHALLA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FOOTHILLS
YORK SC BETHESDA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROVIDENCE
MITCHELL SD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SOUTH DAKOTA
BLOUNTVILLE TN BLOUNTVILLE PRES CHURCH HOLSTON
CLEVELAND TN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EAST TENNESSEE
ERWIN TN ROCK CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HOLSTON
GATLINBURG TN GATLINBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EAST TENNESSEE
NASHVILLE TN GLEN LEVEN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MIDDLE TENNESSEE
ALBANY TX MATTHEWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PALO DURO
ATHENS TX FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GRACE
AUSTIN TX WESTLAKE HILLS PRES CHURCH MISSION
CONROE TX FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW COVENANT
GIDDINGS TX FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MISSION
GRAHAM TX FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PALO DURO
IRVING TX PRES CHURCH AT HACKBERRY CREEK GRACE
ITASCA TX FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH GRACE
LIVINGSTON TX FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW COVENANT
PEARLAND TX FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEW COVENANT
ANNANDALE VA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NATIONAL CAPITAL
ASHBURN VA ASHBURN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NATIONAL CAPITAL
BUENA VISTA VA TIMBER RIDGE PRES CHURCH SHENANDOAH
CULPEPER VA CULPEPER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH THE JAMES
FRONT ROYAL VA FRONT ROYAL PRES CHURCH SHENANDOAH
MECHANICSVLLE VA MECHANICSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CH THE JAMES
MOSELEY VA SWIFT CREEK PRES CHURCH THE JAMES
NEWPORT NEWS VA SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EASTERN VIRGINIA
THAXTON VA COOL SPRING PRES CHURCH THE PEAKS
VIENNA VA VIENNA PRES CHURCH NATIONAL CAPITAL
WAYNESBORO VA SECOND PRES CHURCH SHENANDOAH
WAYNESBORO VA SMYRNA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SHENANDOAH
YORKTOWN VA YORKMINSTER PRES CHURCH EASTERN VIRGINIA
EDMONDS WA UNITED PRES CH OF SEATTLE NORTHWEST COAST PRESBYTERY
OAK HARBOR WA KOREAN PC OF OAK HARBOR NORTHWEST COAST PRESBYTERY
OAKESDALE WA COMMUNITY PRES CHURCH THE INLAND NORTHWEST
SPOKANE WA SHADLE PARK PRES CHURCH THE INLAND NORTHWEST
HUNTINGTON WV FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WEST VIRGINIA
MARTINSBURG WV FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SHENANDOAH
NITRO WV FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WEST VIRGINIA
WELLSBURG WV FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH UPPER OHIO VALLEY
WILLIAMSON WV FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WEST VIRGINIA
LINGLE WY LINGLE COMM PRES CHURCH WYOMING
MOORCROFT WY FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WYOMING