Minutes Reading Yearly Schedule

Minutes Readings

Presbytery Liaisons – Carla Campbell, Stated Clerk and Congregational Transition Specialist, and Adrien Domske, Administrative Assistant



To Clerks of Session and Congregations of Pittsburgh Presbytery:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior.  As we monitor the developing coronavirus situation, in an abundance of caution, the Ecclesiastical Committee has decided to postpone all scheduled 2019 Minutes Readings, originally scheduled through the end of May. We will make an effort to reschedule all postponed minutes readings as soon as we are able to do so.

In His Service,
Carla L. Campbell
Stated Clerk and Congregational Transitions Specialist

Yearly Minutes Reading Schedule – Saturdays at 9:00-11:30 AM

Session minutes, membership rolls, and registers are required by the Book of Order to be reviewed on a yearly basis.  Below is the current schedule for the readings of the previous year’s minutes:

  • Saturday, March 14, at First United Presbyterian Church, Tarentum (North Branch)
  • Saturday, March 28, at Southminster Presbyterian Church (South Branch)
  • Saturday, April 18, Oakmont Presbyterian Church (East Branch) 
  • Saturday, May 2, Unity Presbyterian Church (West Branch)
  • Saturday, May 16 at Pittsburgh Presbytery Center

Overall Make-Up Session:
Saturday, September 12, from 9-11:30 AM at Pittsburgh Presbytery Center

NOTE:  Congregations are not required to attend the minutes reading scheduled in their branch and may take minutes, rolls, and registers to be read on a date scheduled that is best available to them.  We merely try to provide a reading in each of the four branches so that everyone has an equal opportunity to attend one that is closer to them.

Instructions for Minutes Readings

Minutes readings are always done for the PREVIOUS year, because the year in which the readings are taking place would be incomplete.  The readings are the for the previous year only.  If a congregation has not had a minutes review done in several years, those other years are considered delinquent and readings for them are unable to be made up.

The appropriate records for the previous year are to be compiled by the clerk/s of session, then please download and complete the following two forms and make TWO COPIES to bring to the readings, along with your relevant documents, books, and registers:

The clerk is not required to be the one attending the minutes readings.  If the clerk is unavailable to attend the readings on any of the scheduled dates, they may elect another current session member or the pastor to bring the minutes to be reviewed in their place.  Please remember that because this is a REQUIREMENT, it is essential to review the scheduled dates and be sure the clerk, or a proxy, is available to attend one of them.