Stated Meetings

Presbytery Digest
May 23, 2017

Attendance:  Teaching Elder28; Ruling Elder 39; Corresponding Members 2; Council Members 3; Guests 14

Highlights of the Presbytery meeting:

  • Worship with Communion and Necrology led by Moderator Bob Sillars and Moderator-Elect Dorothy Pearman
  • Report from the Moderator
  • Reports from Council and Synod
  • Welcome two new ministers:  Rev. Rami Al Maqdasi and Rev. Ronald Sumption
  • Installation of Rev. Dorothy Pearman as Moderator    

Presbytery approved the following:

  • Presbytery minutes from January 28, 2017 and Special Meeting April 5, 2017 and received Trustees Minutes of January 5 and March 2, 2017 meetings.
  • Two Amendments were approved:  16-G, Access to the Lord’s Table, and 16-H, Revised Directory of Worship.
  • Presbytery enrolled Michelle Allen Phelps (Youngstown) as an Inquirer
  • Presbytery approved three calls:  Rev. Rami Al Maqdasi at First United, Dunkirk; Rev. Amir Tawadrous at Amherst, Amherst; and Rev. Ronald Sumption at First, Westfield.
  • Elected Rev. Dorothy Pearman as Moderator of Presbytery and Ruling Elder Marcia Buhl as Moderator-Elect

The Next Stated Meeting of Presbytery is Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 4pm at a location to be determined.  Contact Laura (lnorrisbuisch@yahoo.com) if you/your church are interested.