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

September 21, 2017
Crestfield Camp & Conference Center

The meeting was called to order by Moderator, the Rev. Heather Schoenewolf at 10:00 AM. A service of worship was held with the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge giving a sermon entitled, God’s Way with Losers. The music for the service was provided by Rev. Dr. Sorge and the Rev. Dr. G. Wilson Gunn, General Presbyter of National Capital Presbytery. During worship, a Litany for the Saints was conducted in remembrance of elders and pastors of Pittsburgh Presbytery who joined the church triumphant during this past year. An offering of $1,774.00 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:

Recommended the following for presbytery action:

Approved the following:

February 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
May 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church
September 20, 2018 at 10:00  AM at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center
December 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Ken Mawr United Presbyterian Church

Elected the following:

 From the Stated Clerk:

          Reported the following:

           Announced the following:

           Presented the following:

 Read the following:

Reminded presbytery of the following:

Approved the following:

 From Commission on Preparation for Ministry:

Reported the following:

Received the following:

Presented the following:

From the General Minister:

Invited the following:

Presented the following:

From the Commission on Ministry:

Announced the following:

Reported the completion of following contracts between:

Moved presbytery approvethe following requests for Honorable Retirement; approved:

 Moved presbytery approve the following appointments; approved:

Moved presbytery approve the following calls; 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 letters of dissolution to the following; approved: Moved presbytery approve the following Administrative Commissions to Install; approved: Moved presbytery approve the following the Administrative Commission to commission; approved: Moved presbytery approve the following validated ministries; approved:  Moved presbytery grant permission for the following; approved:
 

From the Committee on Nominations:

Announced the following:

Presented the following nominees for service as committee/commission members and as commissioners/delegates to General Assembly; no nominees from the floor were offered; nominees will be confirmed at the December presbytery meeting:

Executive Committee

Commission on Ministry Commission on Preparation for Ministry Permanent Judicial Commission Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation General Assembly Commissioners (by Rotation and Executive Committee) Alternates

*indicates a nominee appointed by the Executive Committee

Young Adult Advisory Delegate

Young Adult Advisory Delegate Alternate

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