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

February 16, 2017
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Opened with a service of worship with the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, preaching, and the Rev. Nikki Porter, Minister of Music at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, leading music as part of the celebration of Black History month. An offering of $2,009.25 was received for equal distribution to the Lazarus Fund and the Hunger Fund.  This amount will be matched by the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation

Installation of Moderators:
Outgoing Moderator, the Rev. Jay Lewis, installed the Rev. Heather Schoenewolf as Moderator, the Rev. Trent Hancock as Senior Vice Moderator (North Branch), Ruling Elder Dan Beckstrom as Vice Moderator for the South Branch, Ruling Elder Hill Jordan as Vice Moderator for the East Branch, and Ruling Elder Cathy Nelson as Vice Moderator for the West Branch of the Presbytery.

Resolution of Thanks to the Outgoing Moderator:
Stated Clerk Carla Campbell presented a resolution of thanks to the outgoing Moderator of the Presbytery, the Rev. Jay Lewis, Esq. for his dedication and service to Pittsburgh Presbytery. 

From the Executive Committee for information/action:

From the Stated Clerk:

Saturday, April 8, from 9-11:30 AM at Linway United Presbyterian Church
Saturday, April 22, from 9-11:30 AM at Hampton United Presbyterian ChurchSaturday, May 6, from 9-11:30 AM at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park
Saturday, May 20, from 9-11:30 AM at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Saturday, June 3, from 9-11:30 AM at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Center
Overall Make-Up Session:
Saturday, September 9, from 9-11:30 AM at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Center

From Commission on Preparation for Ministry:

From the General Minister including:

From the Commission on Ministry:

Announced the following:

Approved the Appointment of the following Moderators:

Approved the following Temporary Pastoral Contracts:

 Approved Request to Close a Position:

Granted Member-at-Large Status to the following:

Accepted the following Letters of Reception: Approved the Administrative Commission to Install: Approved the following Validated Ministries:

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