222nd GA convenes June 18 – 25
Delegates from all 171 presbyteries, along with other participants and observers from around the world, are gathering in Portland, OR, for worship, fellowship, inspiration and the business of the church. The theme is: "The Hope in Our Calling," from Ephesians 1:18.
Please pray for the Presbytery's commissioners – Bill Bess, Teaching Elder, from First, Havana, and Mary Schmidt, Ruling Elder, from First, Marianna, nd Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD) Quinn Schoppe, from Gulf Beach, Panama City Beach, – as well as others attending from the Presbytery – Kenneth and Barbara Overholt, serving as volunteers, from Northminster, Pensacola; Pam McVety, Stewardship of Creation Enabler, member of the Fossil Free PC(USA) Steering Committee advocating passage of the fossil free divestment overture; and Beth McCaw, Pastor of Students at Dubuque Theological Seminary.
We also express thanks to Ken Kelley, TE, and Mary Keyt, RE, for their preparations and willingness to serve as alternate commissioners if needed.
Stay abreast of General Assembly actions via live stream below or at www.pcusa.org/ga222. All plenary sessions and worship services, including opening worship, can be viewed beginning at 1 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. CDT on June 18. The business before the assembly is available at www.pc-biz.org. General Assembly News, the official assembly newspaper, also will be online at www.pcusa.org/ganews and may be downloaded and archived.
More news you can use
- Click here to download a remittance form to send with your giving to the Presbytery.
- Need to contact a teaching elder or ruling elder for occasional pulpit supply preaching? Check the Presbytery's newly-updated Pulpit Supply List. Unsure about compensation? Consult the Presbytery's Honoraria Guidelines.
- In accordance with the Book of Order (G-2.1103 and G-3.0303), the Presbytery has established minimum compensation standards. These are outlined in the Presbytery's 2016 compensation review forms for certified Christian educators and teaching elders. ONE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED EACH YEAR FOR EACH PASTOR IN THE PRESBYTERY.
- Update your session member roster and church leaders for the Presbytery's database and directory. Please send completed forms to the Presbytery office at firstname.lastname@example.org or P. O. Box 7, Chipley, FL 32428.
Upcoming Presbytery Meetings:
Fall Stated Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. CDT/10 a.m. EDT, location to be announced