Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Presbytery Assembly at Oneonta First Presbyterian
scroll down for Proposed Agenda and papers
March 10, 2017
"I'm late for a very important date!!" (White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland aka Stated Clerk)
Saturday March 18, 2017 Stated Presbytery Assembly Notice
To the Church Commissioners, Council Elders and Committee Chairs, Commissioned Lay Pastors, and Minister Members of Presbytery:
On Saturday March 18 the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Oneonta, phone (607) 432-4286, facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/First-Presbyterian-Church-of-Oneonta-219491214731749/. The church is at 296 Main Street in Oneonta. A good map is at https://www.pcusa.org/congregations/5725/ other maps may take you to the former soviet republic of Georgia. Parking is behind 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. Business will finish before lunch with two events following the lunchtime. Lunch is available for $7. The pre-meeting refreshments with registration will be in the fellowship hall.
Our Assembly offerings this year are divided evenly between the PC(USA) special offerings and local ministry needs. This will be for the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering and the local designation is to a school backpack and food program. Checks should be made to "First Presbyterian Church".
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:
On March 11 reports and papers for the presbytery assembly meeting will begin to be posted and can be accessed online [SCROLL DOWN, they will be further down this page] 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 (initially the page will be open to the public since this notice is late). Not all reports have been received by the posting deadline, due to a very crammed Cabinet and Committee on Ministry schedule. You will need to check back for late reports and White Rabbits.
Once logged in the papers are at http://www.susvalpresby.org/events-listing/assembly and click the link for the March 18, 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.
Rev. Dr. James F. Martin, Stated Clerk
Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley Assembly
Proposed Agenda Saturday March 18, 2017
First Presbyterian Church, Oneonta, NY 13820
296 Main Street 607-432-4286
8:30 - 9:30AM Registration
9:00 AM Worship (30 min)
..........Today's Offering is divided half and half between "One Great Hour of Sharing" and a local food and School Backpack ministry Make checks payable to "First Presbyterian Church"
Installation of Moderator and Vice Moderator
[Times marked with *O.D. are Orders of the Day and will be honored unless the Assembly extends the Docket by a Motion or postpones to a Special Assembly]
9:30 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 [#1]
Financial Reports Updated to Feb 28 on 3/13/17
Financial Reports Updated - Year End 2016 on 3/14/17
Nominating Committee Report [#3] no printed report
Committee on Lay Preaching [#4] no printed report - 10 minutes includes:
Commissioning Ruling Elders for Lay Pastoral Care
Ethiopian Partnership Team [#6] Mission Workers - Haspels - 25 minutes
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution from 2016 GA 220 - for first Reading
New or Unfinished Business
Report of Presbytery Moderator, Synod gathering of Presbyteries
11:45 *O.D. 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, Ruling Elder George Budine Vice-Moderator, Teaching Elder Robert Peak
Cabinet Chair, Teaching Elder Patty Wolff Stated Clerk, Dr. James Martin
2017 Assembly Dates
May 20 (3rd Saturday ) Owego Sept 16(3rd Saturday) Nineveh Nov 18 (3rd Saturday) TBA