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

May 4, 2017
Beulah United Presbyterian Church

The meeting was called to order by Senior-Vice Moderator, the Rev. Dr. Trent Hancock, at 1:00 PM.  He announced the Moderator, the Rev. Heather Schoenewolf, was absent due to the recent birth of her son, Noble Martin Schoenewolf. A service of worship was held with the Rev. Sarah R. Bird preaching, and the installation of the Rev. Brian Wallace as Associate Minister of Pittsburgh Presbytery.  An offering of $1,705.00 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:

Presented the following for presbytery action; elected unanimously

Presented the following for presbytery action by way of consent motion; approved:

Reported approval of the following:

From the Stated Clerk:

Presented the following for presbytery action; approved:

Reported the following:

Reminded presbytery of the following:

Saturday, May 6, from 9-11:30 AM at Bethel Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 20, from 9-11:30 AM Unity Presbyterian Church
Saturday, June 3, from 9-11:30 AM at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Center
Saturday, September 9-11:30 AM at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Center

Noted the following:

Moved presbytery approve the following; approved

From the Commission on Preparation for Ministry:

Reported the following:

Presented the following:

 From the General Minister:

Introduced the following:

Directed attention to the following:

Thursday, May 11, at First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown, WV
Friday, May 12, at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center

Both gatherings are scheduled from 9:30 AM-3:15 PM; a complimentary lunch will be provided. Online registration is required by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 8. More information and a downloadable PDF flyer are available online.

From the Commission on Ministry:

Reported the completion of the following contracts between:

Reported the following:

Moved presbytery approve the following requests for Honorable Retirement; approved:

Moved presbytery approve the following appointments; approved:

Moved presbytery approve the following temporary pastoral contracts; approved:

Moved presbytery grant member-at-large status to the following; approved:

Moved presbytery receive the following letters of reception; approved:

Moved presbytery grant letters of dismissal to the following; approved:

Moved presbytery grant a request for dissolution of the following call; approved:

Moved presbytery approve the following Administrative Commission to Install; approved:

Moved presbytery approve the following validated ministries; approved:

Moved presbytery grant permission to the following; approved:

From the Committee on Nominations:

Moved presbytery approve the following be elected to serve unexpired terms; approved:

Solicited the following:

Nominations or expressions of interest may be directed to Cathy Nelson. ALL recommendations must be received by the close of business on Wednesday, July 5. Letters outlining details regarding the process for Senior Vice Moderator and YAAD are available online.


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