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Presbytery Digest
A summary of actions and information from the meetings of Pittsburgh Presbytery

September 22, 2016
Crestfield Camp & Conference Center

Opened with a service of worship with the Rev. Betty Angelini, Executive Director of Crestfield Camp & Conference Center giving the sermon entitled, Sacred Space, Sacred Being. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was administered and a litany for the saints shared in remembrance of teaching and ruling elders who have entered into the Church Triumphant in the last year. An offering of $1,293.00 was received for equal distribution to the Lazarus Fund and the Hunger Fund. This amount will be matched by the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation.

From the Executive Committee for information/action:

February 16 at 1:00 PM, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
May 4 at 1:00 PM, Beulah United Presbyterian Church
September 21 at 10:00 AM, Crestfield Camp & Conference Center
December 14 at 1:00 PM, Bethany Presbyterian Church

At the December 8, 2016 stated meeting:
Amendment 16-A, Child and Youth Protection Policy
Amendment 16-B, Parity in Committees
Amendment 16-C, Ordered Ministry Titles
Amendment 16-D, Relations of a Person Who Has Renounced Jurisdiction of the Church
Amendment 16-E, Certified Service Requirements
Amendment 16-F, The Ministry of Members Presbytery

At the May 4, 2017 stated meeting:
Amendment 16-G, Access to the Lord’s Table
Amendment 16-H, Replacing the Current Directory for Worship

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Office of the General Assembly will not be printing and distributing amendment booklets. Proposed amendments to the Book of Order are available for review online

The Greenfield Presbyterian Church to sell its building; approved.
The Friendship Community Presbyterian Church to encumber its property in the amount of $122,000 to refinance existing debt and create a line of credit for necessary renovations; approved.
The Korean United Presbyterian Church to encumber its property in the amount of $150,000 in order to pay for roof replacement and damage resulting from leaks in the roof; approved.

*That Crestfield Camp and Conference Center be incorporated as a non-profit organization, affiliated with Pittsburgh Presbytery through a covenant agreement, and governed by a Board of Directors.

From Commission on Preparation for Ministry:

Ashley Ashley, a member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Monroeville
Emily Cooper, a member of Elfinwild Presbyterian Church
Kristin Horner, a member of The Upper Room Presbyterian Church
Jane Larson, a member of The Open Door Presbyterian Church

From the General Minister including:

 From the Commission on Ministry:

Approved the Dissolution of calls for the following:

Approved the following Temporary Pastoral Contracts: Approved the following Dismissals: Approved Request to Close a Position: Granted Member-at-Large Status to the following:

 Appointed the following Moderators of Sessions:

Granted the Status of Honorable Retirement for: Approved the Administrative Commission to Install: Approve the following Validated Ministry:

From the Stated Clerk:

 From the Nominating Committee:

The following nominations were all presented for a first reading, to be confirmed at the next Stated Meeting of Pittsburgh Presbytery:

Senior Vice Moderator:

 Executive Committee:

 Commission on Ministry:

Commission on Preparation for Ministry:

Permanent Judicial Commission:

Pittsburgh Presbytery Foundation:

Response Team:

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