February 24, 2018 - Bainbridge

This Assembly is hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge, off the village square at 3 Church St.  Barbara Renton is acting as the Interim Pastor.

February 15, 2018

 "I'm late for a very important date!!" (White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland  aka Stated Clerk)

 Saturday February 24, 2018 Stated Presbytery Assembly Notice

To the Church Commissioners, Council Elders and Committee Chairs, Commissioned Lay Pastors, and Minister Members of Presbytery:

 On Saturday February 24 the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley will be hosted by the Bainbridge First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at Church Street, Bainbridge, New York 13733. Phone (607) 863-4404

Parking is on the right side of the church and on streets.

 Registration is from 8:30 - 9:30 am, with worship at 9:00 a.m. and the business meeting call to order at 9:30.  Complimentary beverages and refreshments will be available during registration.  Business will finish before lunch.  Lunch is available for $7.

 In addition to each pastor and lay pastor attending, each church is expected to send a ruling elder commissioner to presbytery assembly.  If the regular ruling elder delegate cannot attend, an alternate should go instead. Please email requests for excused absence to: statedclerk(at)susvalpresby.org

 On February 16 reports and papers for the presbytery assembly meeting will begin to be posted and can be accessed online at: www.susvalpresby.org  then click Login.   You may need to have the presbytery user name and password to be able to open the files

 Once logged in the papers are at  http://www.susvalpresby.net/events-listing/assembly  and click the link for the February 24, 2017 meeting near the top of the page.

 Please print or save your papers to your computer in advance as only limited Internet will be available at the church.   

 Chris Burger and Rebecca Kindig , Co-Stated Clerks


Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley Assembly

Proposed Agenda Saturday February 24, 2018

Bainbridge First Presbyterian Church

Church Street, Bainbridge, New York 13733

Phone (607) 863-4404

8:30 - 9:30AM  Registration

9:00 AM  Worship (40 min)

Today's Offering is divided half and half between the ?????.

Make checks payable to "Bainbridge First Presbyterian Church "

[Times marked with  *O.D.  are Orders of the Day and will be honored unless the Assembly extends the Docket by a Motion or postponement to a Special Assembly]

9:40 AM Call to Order / Prayer / Declaration of Quorum / Welcome by Host Pastor & Facility

Introductions of First Time Commissioners, Guests and Seating of Corresponding Members

Introduction of New Business & Approval of the Agenda [#01]

Consent Agenda [#02]  includes Minutes of November 18 at Cincinnatus [#03], Stated Clerk Report  [#04], [#04a], Cabinet Report [#05], Treasurers Report [#06], [#06a], [#06b], Committee on Ministry Report (COM) [#07]

9:50: Committee on Nominations (NomCom)  [#08]

10:00: Installation of Moderator and Vice-Moderator

10:20: Judicial Commission Report  [Reading]

10:30: Stretch Break

10:45: Cabinet Report


Overture 006 On Directing the Board of Pensions and the Foundation to Divest from Fossil Fuel [#05a]

11:00: Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM)  [#09]


PSV receive Adam Demetros as a Candidate for Ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament

11:15: New or Unfinished Business

Central NY Presbyteries Spring Gathering April 12-14 [#10]

Trip to Western Wollega Bethel Synod (WWBS), Ethiopia [#11]

11:45: Sharing Good News and Announcements  (15 min)

[These will be ministry and mission oriented sharings.   Announcements pertaining to fund raisers/dinners, etc. should be shared by a written handout on the registration tables rather than verbal advertisements.]

 12:00 *O.D.  Adjourn with Lunch

"The Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley lives to serve and encourage congregations

as we together seek to be faithful to our calling in Jesus Christ”

Moderator, Teaching Elder Rev. Robert Peak


Cabinet Chair, Ruling Elder George Budine

Co-Stated Clerk(s), Ruling Elder Chris Burger, Teaching Elder Rev. Rebecca Kindig


Presbytery Assemblies for 2018:

February 24, 2018 - Bainbridge
May 5, 2018 - Waverly NY
September 29, 2018 - Unadilla
November 17, 2018 - Delhi First

Digest of last Assembly (Cincinnatus.pdf)