January 14, 2017 Presbytery Meeting Highlights

First Presbyterian Church of Newton, NJ

JBurg video and presentation


  • Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Presbytery began
  • Commissioners voted on amendments from the 222nd General Assembly
  • Camp Johnsonburg gave a report on their ministry and shared a new promotional video
  • The Summit on Race presented another segment of the video Race: The Power of an Illusion and engaged the Presbytery in discussions of how the practice of Redlining has impacted race in America and more specifically in our presbytery.
  • The Presbytery Coordinating Team presented a request on behalf of the Committee on Ministry to allocate $6,000 from unrestricted reserves to match funds from a congregation in crisis, allowing them to bring in specialized consultant leadership to help achieve long term stability
  • The Nominating  Committee presented a Young Adult Advisory Delegate for Synod Ministry and Mission Commission who was elected
  • Synod Leader Rev. Dr. Harold Delhagen presented a report from the Synod

Synod Leader Harold Delhagen