September 12, 2017 Presbytery Meeting Highlights

First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley

Wharton, NJ

Presbyters spent the afternoon and evening working, learning, worshiping and fellowshipping together. It was a very productive and meaningful meeting. Here are some highlights:

  • Rev. Lisa Durkee chaplain at Blair Academy was introduced and welcomed to the presbytery
  • The Trustees presented a report on environmental stewardship through investing.  Click here for video
  • The Resourcing Team and the Young Leader Formation Team were created
  • PCT presented the budget for first reading.  Read The Budget Story here.
  • Basic Mission Giving will now be called Missional Giving.
  • The Jim and Marie Chesnutt Fund was established
  • The Presbytery Gift Acceptance Policy was adopted
  • Ian Clark and Emily McCachren shared about their faith journey and preparation for ministry so far. They were examined by the Presbytery and both moved from Inquirer to Candidate
  • Nominating presented names of individuals who were elected to presbytery teams.  See report here.
  • A 200th Anniversary video was shared
  • COM presented Tim Clarkson, Candidate for ordination to the office of Minister of the Word and Sacrament. His examination for ordination to serve as Pastor of Union Hill Presbyterian Church was sustained
  • Jen Fong presented a time of learning together on church communication in the digital era