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

December 14, 2017
Bethany Presbyterian Church

The meeting was called to order by Moderator, the Rev. Heather Schoenewolf, at 1:00 PM.  A service of worship was held with the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge and the Rev. Dr. Tammy Wiens, Associate for Christian Formation, PCUSA sharing a sermon entitled, What’s Your Story?  An offering of $1,711.12 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:

Elected the following:

 Approved the following:

Recommended the following for presbytery action; approved:

From the Stated Clerk:

Announced the following:

Reported the following:

  • installation of the Rev. Becky Branch-Trevathan as Pastor for Sharon Community Presbyterian Church on September 21, 2017
  • installation of the Rev. Ellen Dawson as Associate Pastor of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church on October 1, 2017
  • ordination and installation of Diane C. Flynn as Pastor at the Crafton United Presbyterian Church on October 1, 2017
  • ordination of Alina Kanaski as Teaching Elder at Chartiers Valley United Presbyterian Church on September 24, 2017
  • installtion of the Rev. Jessica McClure Archer as Pastor of the Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church on November 19, 2017
  • installation of the Rev. Ryan Pixton as Associate Pastor at the Hampton United Presbyterian Church on November 19, 2017
  • installation of the Rev. Louise Rogers as Associate Pastor for Westminster Presbyterian Church on October 15, 2015
  • ordination of Kendra Buckwalter Smith as a Teaching Elder at Shadyside Presbyterian Church on April 30, 2017

From the Commission on Preparation for Ministry:

Reported the following:

Presented the following:

From the General Minister:

Presented the following:

Invited the following:

Reported the following:

From the Commission on Ministry:

Announced the following:

 Reported the completion of the following contracts between:

Reported the following:

 Moved the presbytery approve the following appointments; approved:

 Moved the 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 dissolution to the following; approved:

Moved presbytery approved the following validated ministries; approved:

 Moved presbytery grant permission for the following; approved:

From the Committee on Nominations:

Presented the following nominees for service as committee/commission members and as commissioners/delegates to General Assembly; approved

Executive Committee:

Commission on Ministry:

Commission on Preparation for Ministry:

Permanent Judicial Commission:

Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation:

Synod Commissioner:

Synod PJC:

General Assembly Commissioners (by rotation and Executive Committee):

Alternates:

Young Adult Advisory Delegate:

Young Adult Advisory Delegate Alternate:

From the Peacemaking Ministry Team:


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