November 15, 2016 Presbytery Meeting Highlights

 

Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Stewartsville, NJ

  • A new pastor Bill Stone was introduced and welcomed to the Presbytery. Bill was installed as Pastor to the First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon on Sunday, November 13, 2016.
  • Bronc Radak was also congratulated for his newly combined role serving First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley as well as Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church.
  • The ministry of Rev. Karen Brostom was celebrated as she was granted the title Honorably Retired.
  • Continuing the Year of the Child, Resource Center Media Coordinator, Stefanie Muntzel gave a presentation on child protection policies.
  • COM presented a new summary of terms used for pastoral relationships within Newton Presbytery as well as an updated resource sheet on retirement. Following discussion, the presbytery adopted both documents
  • The Presbytery elected and installed Rev. Carie Morgan as Vice-Moderator filling the term left vacant as Rev. Dr. Nancy Young took a call in another presbytery.
  • During 30 second announcements the Nairobi partnership shared information about their plans to move forward but ran out of time to complete the statement. The full text can be found here.