Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley Assembly

Saturday, March 1. 2014

First Presbyterian Church, Delhi,  NY

Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley Assembly

Proposed Agenda Saturday. March 1, 2014

First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton Street Delhi, NY 13753


8:30 AM               Registration begins

8:55 AM               Walk-through the Docket – Stated Clerk   

Packet of Reports and Papers as of Friday 2/21/13 - 39 pages - without flyers

9:00 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]

Approval of Proposed Minutes - November 2, 2013  [#2]

Committee Reports (as needed)

       Committee on Lay Preaching

       Committee on Preparation for Ministry

       Committee on Nominations [#3] - not posted online

Ministry Team Reports

                               Christian Nurture

                               Ethiopian Partnership [#5]

                               Justice In Mission

Stated Clerk Report  [#6]     [#6A] - Roll Balancing;    [#6B] - By-Laws   [#6C] - 2013 Terms of Call/Contract 

10:00  AM  Order of the Day     Worship

Offering: ½ for One Great Hour of Sharing and ½ for Mosaic of Peace Conference - Benjamin Althaus (ruling elder, Delhi First) attending.  (Make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church, Delhi)

Cabinet Report  [#7]    [#7A] -Revised Organizational Chart

            Financial Reports  [#11] Balance Sheet   [#12]Activities  [#13] Giving - Year End 2013 Reports

Sharing Good News – 30 second announcements

Upcoming Events:   Flyer & Registration for March 22 Leadership Development Day - Oneonta                                           Brochure for April 4  Mission Volunteer Visitors - Binghamton United 

New or Unfinished Business

Committee on Ministry report  [#8]

Adjourn with Prayer

11 AM  Conference Hour 'Pastor Compensation and Ministry Models'

               All churches and ministers are encouraged to participate - not just those providing manses or struggling with BOP dues increases - though this discussion arose out of the 'Minimum Pastor Compensation  Policy' last fall. 


12:00 PM 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, Elder Judith A. Gage                                         Vice-Moderator, Rev. Emrys Tyler

Council(Cabinet) Chair, Rev. Lisa Heckman                    Stated Clerk, Rev. Dr. James Martin


Remaining 2014 Assembly Dates:                           Saturday May 31, 2014 at Union, Endicott  

Saturday  September 20 at East Guilford                   Saturday November 15 at Marathon

Next Assembly:  Saturday May 31, 2014 at Union, Endicott