Presbytery Meetings


Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Official Notice of Called Meeting of Presbytery

The official notice of called meeting will be posted Friday, November 20, 2020 with associated materials.
Pre-registration will be established and provided with the called meeting materials on December 1, 2020. The link to participate in the meeting will be released to all pre-registrants by Monday, December 7, 2020.

853rd Stated Meeting of Presbytery

Saturday, November 14, 2020,  10:00 a.m.

NOTE: A pre-presbytery conversation via Zoom was held Monday, November 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m. where the docket was reviewed with an opportunity for expanded conversation prior to the meeting on November 14. PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE PRESBYTERY MEETING IS BELOW.

The Offering during worship at the 853rd Stated Meeting has been designated to the PC(USA) Christmas Joy Fund. Checks are payable to New Castle Presbytery and USPS mailed to the office (1102 W Church Road, Newark, DE 19711). Online offering payments for debit and credit card payments is available through November 30 at:


Pre-register for the official meeting on November 14 here. You will receive an email link to enter the meeting Friday afternoon, November 13.
SIMPLIFIED MEETING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESBYTERY ZOOM meeting Recognition of Native Lands by Rev. Joel Tolbert (Chestertown PC)


DOCKET with CONSENT AGENDA(updated 11.9.2020)

  • Committee on Ministers & Congregations
    • COMC Report
    • Appendix F of the NCP Manual (new Examinations Policy): Note this is included in its entirely within the Docket
    • Family Leave Policy within the Employment & Compensation Guidelines: Note this is included in its entirely within the Docket (Updated 11.09.2020)
    • Welcome new minister members
    • Certified Ready to Receive a Call Candidates for ministry
      • Debra Trevino – Specialized Ministry as Parish Associate with St. Andrews PC
      • Matt Waters – Specialized Ministry as Chaplain Resident for Christiana Care

View the New Commissioner Orientation Booklet here.

One-Click Dockets

853rd Stated Meeting – November 14, 2020 852nd Stated Meeting – September 22, 2020 851st Stated Meeting – May 19, 2020 – Via Zoom 850th Stated Meeting – March 7, 2020 – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay 849th Stated Meeting – January 11, 2020 – First Presbyterian Church-Newark 848th Stated Meeting – November 16, 2019 – First & Central Presbyterian Church
Official notice of meeting and subsequent meeting documents will be posted 10 days prior to the meeting if not before. Committee documents and Omnibus Motion may appear closer to the date of the meeting. Meeting materials will remain for approximately 3 weeks past the date of the meeting to allow for continued access.
RESOURCE DOCUMENT: New Commissioner Orientation Booklet

Calendar of Upcoming Presbytery Meetings

853rd Stated Meeting Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m.Via Zoom online meeting
854th Stated MeetingSaturday, January 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m.TBD
855th Stated MeetingSaturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m.Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay AND Via Zoom
856th Stated MeetingTuesday, May 25, 2021, 4:00 p.m.TBD
857th Stated MeetingTuesday, September 14, 2021, 4:00 p.m.TBD
858th Stated MeetingSaturday, November 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m.TBD

*Registration begins 45 minutes before the meeting commences.

 Hotel Accommodations

Standing corporate rate available at Holiday Inn Express in Newark, Delaware.
Call the Presbytery office to receive the corporate rate code. Holiday Inn Express 1201 Christiana Road, Newark, DE  19713 Phone : (302) 737-2700
$109.00/night + tax Click on the hotel name above for further information, however contact the Presbytery office for a group rate code to obtain the rate indicated above
Considering being a host church for a Presbytery meeting? Contact the Presbytery office for details.