Assembly, Saturday, September 17, 2016  - Union Endicott

Call For Comment on Revised Personnel Policy 

Dear Presbyters: 

The Cabinet plans to present a revised Personnel Policy for the Presbytery for a first reading and questions on the floor at our September 17th Assembly, with the intention of voting on the Policy at our November Assembly. In order better to receive your suggestions--and perhaps speed up time on the floor on November 17th--we would like your comments and questions early. Please peruse the two following documents--our existing Personnel Policy, and the draft with revisions--and send questions and comments to me, Emrys Tyler, at emrystyler(at) Or you may call me for a conversation at 607.621.2204.


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Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley Assembly

Proposed Agenda Saturday September 17, 2016

Union Presbyterian Church, 200 East Main Street Endicott, NY 13760


8:30 - 9:30AM  Registration

9:00 AM  Worship (30 min) including the Lord's Supper 

..........Today's Offering is divided half and half between  "The Global Peace and Witness Offering" and a locally designated ministry  "                  "  Make checks payable to "Union 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 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] & Consent Agenda[#2]-- Consent Agenda includes, All 25 information items from Cabinet[#4], Stated Clerk [#11],  minutes of June 21, 2016  [#15], ,Financials [#17-#19].

 9:40 Board of Pensions Representative Allison Seed (30min)

 10:10 AM Cabinet Reports    [#4]  (30 min)

            Personnel        Revised Treasurer Position [#4A]

                                    First Reading Revised Personnel Policy [#4B]

            Finance           Endorse GA Energy Loan to Binghamton United,

                        Approve Revolving Loan to First, Johnson City

                        Approve Mortgage & Sale Proposals from Valley United (Waverly)

                        2017 Budget -  First Reading [#5B]                     

10:40 Committee on Lay Preaching  (10 min)  [#6]

            Commissioning of Lay Preacher

10:50  Committee on Ministry[#7]  (10 min)

11:00  Stretch Break   (5 min)

11:05  Ethiopian Partnership Team [#8],

            2016- 2023 Partnership Covenant renewal [#8A] (10min)

11:15 Christian Nurture Team [#9] (10 min)

            Children and Youth Protection Policy - First Reading [#9C]

11:25   Report of delegates to Prague Conference  (10 min)

11:35   World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel - Cynthia Walton-Leavitt      (10 min)

11:45   General Assembly Commissioners Report [#12] (10 min)

11:55  New or Unfinished Business

12:00 *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. ]

12:15 *O.D.  Adjourn with Lunch

1:00 - 3:00    Session Records Review

1:00 - 2:00    Workshop with Cynthia Walton-Leavitt "World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel"

 “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 Patty Wolff                   Vice-Moderator, Ruling Elder George Budine

Cabinet Chair, Teaching Elder Emrys Tyler                                  Stated Clerk, Dr. James Martin

 Assembly Dates:  Nov 19 at Gilbertsville, First      March 18, 2017   at Oneonta First (Brown Door)