Presbytery Gatherings


Leadership Equipping Day

DATE: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thank you to all who attended! Select videos are available on the Presbytery YouTube channel under “Training”. Connect here.


CALLED MEETING OF PRESBYTERY

WHERE: Via Zoom (Pre-register here) WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

OFFICIAL CALL TO MEETING

DOCKET

This meeting is called specifically for amendments to the Book of Order as presented by the 225th General Assembly. View the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution here. Third Thursday Training videos with Connectional Presbyter/Stated Clerk Cindy Kohlmann provide detailed information regarding the amendments. Click on each bullet point below to access each video.

OFFERING

The offering opportunity approved by the NCP Round Table has been designated to Restorative Actions (Surrendering wealth for mutual well being). This was the designee for the opening worship during GA225. View the initiatives of Restorative Actions, “an economic justice initiative that encourages mid councils, congregations individuals and interested organizations to surrender wealth that is attributable to white supremacy”, in addition to the link to provide an offering here.

ANNUAL BAY RETREAT

Theme: “On Your Marks. Get Set. Go!”

WHEN: Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Boulevard, Cambridge, MD The coordination of the retreat planning is complete and registration is open!  View all the details and register here by February 14!  This event is earmarked for ministry leaders, however incorporates joy, confidence, authenticity and coaching for all PC(USA) members.  Yes, that means clergy, ruling elders, deacons and members alike! Exciting leadership … A theme lending curiosity about: 
  • The Seven Joyful marks of Vital Congregations: creative brainstorming and sharing of inspiration.
  • Joy as resistance: In a world full of disheartening news, joy is not frivolous but necessary.
  • Confidence comes with practice: Playful improvisation can teach skills that translate into powerful resilience, creativity and nimbleness in our churches.
  • Authenticity and energy in worship: Build authenticity and energy in life.
  • Exercising our teamwork chops 
  • Group coaching for sessions and other leaders
A discount will also be offered for groups of 3 or more from the same church!

PRESBYTERY ASSEMBLY 

  • WHERE: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF MEETING

DOCKET

WORSHIP FOR MEETING

CONSENT AGENDA and CP/SC REPORT

SPARKING MISSION PARTNERSHIPS AND NEW CHURCH INITIATIVES

  • MISSIONAL PRESBYTER REPORT
    • IGNITE
      • Ignite Report and Financials with Detail

TRANSFORMING THE CHURCH THROUGH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND VITAL CONGREGATIONS

Committee on Ministers and Congregations

  • COMC Report to Presbytery
  • New Members’ Faith Statements/Journeys

Committee on Leadership

  • COL Report to Presbytery

STEWARDSHIP FOR THE GOOD OF THE WORLD

Trustees

Committee on Representation and Nominations

  • CORN Report to Presbytery

ADDITIONAL REPORTS/DOCUMENTS

RESOURCES and GUIDANCE

PRESBYTERY ASSEMBLY MINUTES


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.

Calendar of Upcoming Presbytery Meetings NOTE: View Equipping & Training Days on the Training webpage

MEETING DATE/TIMELOCATIONNOTES
EQUIPPING & TRAINING DAY Saturday, January 21 2023, 9:00a-1:00pVIA ZOOMWorkshops leaders will be announced shortly!
Special Called Assembly Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:30 p.m.VIA ZOOM Vote on amendments to the Book of Order as presented by the 225th General Assembly
BAY RETREATThursday, March 2-4, 2023Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay (in-person only)More info forthcoming!
864th Presbytery AssemblySaturday, May 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m.HYBRID: Chestertown PC and Zoom
865th Presbytery AssemblySaturday, September 23, 2023, 10:00 a.m.TBDFirst read of the 2024 budget, incl. per capita
866th Presbytery AssemblyTuesday, November 28, 2023, 4:00 p.m.TBDInstallation of Moderator and Vice Moderator; vote on 2024 budget

*Registration begins 45 minutes before the meeting commences.

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