Presbytery Meetings

Special Called Meeting of Presbytery

Via Zoom – Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2-4:00 p.m.

Conversation on Racism: Where Do We Go From Here

Official Notice of Call to Meeting



Responding to the Sin of Racism and a Call to Action  (Approved as amended by General Assembly 2020)


  • Rev. Emma Horn references
    • I am looking at the 2007 BoC. The quotes from C67 are on pages 254 and 259 (9.07 and 9.43-9.45). The quotes from Belhar are not in that version of the BoC. The quotes I used out of that confession  are in section 2 of the Confession of Belhar, the first bullet point under point 2 and the final two bullet points under point 4.  The language about the Matthew 25 Initiative is from  their  introductory flyer.
  • Questions for all to ponder:
    • What do you wish more people understood about the issue of race?
    • What’s uncomfortable for you in these conversations?
    • Where do you see  your own growing edge? What might you do to encourage that growth?
  • Sue Linderman Powerpoint



Our History and Context

A Call to the Church

Next Steps Along the Road

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 from 2 -4 PM

We sing, “Blest be the ties that bind,” but the ties that bind us together as Presbyterians are sometimes weak. We don’t know each other’s stories.

We share a belief in Jesus Christ, but we don’t know about the everyday life of people of a different race or background, and we don’t know our church’s history on issues of race.

We proudly call ourselves Presbyterian, but we don’t always know the role of our church in calling out racism and being actively anti-racist.

We have to work to strengthen those ties that bind us together and to take the next steps in dismantling racism.

This meeting is set aside to listen and to share. We will hear from friends in our Presbytery who have experienced racism and friends who strive to be anti-racist. And, we will have a chance to listen and share our own experiences in small groups. No formal Presbytery actions will be taken at this meeting.

This meeting will be held using the ZOOM Webinar format and preregistration is required.

To register, please go to this link:

852nd Stated Meeting of Presbytery

Via Zoom 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 4:00 p.m.





  • MINUTES of the 851st Stated Meeting of Presbytery


View the New Commissioner Orientation Booklet here.

One-Click Dockets from previous meetings

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

847th Stated Meeting – September 17, 2019 – Easton 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

849th Stated Meeting Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:00aFirst Presbyterian Church, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, DE Installation of new Moderator and Vice Moderator
850th Stated MeetingSaturday, March 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m.Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, MD
851st Stated Meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 4:00 p.m.Via Zoom online meeting
Called MeetingTuesday, July 14, 2020,
2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom online meetingDiscussion on Racism
852nd Stated Meeting Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 4:00 p.m.Via Zoom online meeting
853rd Stated Meeting Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m.Via Zoom online meeting

*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.