Stated Meetings

Presbytery Digest
January 28, 2017

Attendance:  Teaching Elder 26; Ruling Elder 26; Council Members 3; Guests 6

Highlights of the Presbytery:

  • Taize Worship led by Moderator Bob Sillars, Alice Knittle, Tracy Daub & Stuart Buisch
  • Report from the Moderator
  • Report from Council about looking at the book “Community” for discernment tool.  We will be looking at the book and conversation on Feb. 4th 10-1pm Presbytery Office – Everyone is invited.
  • Two Amendments were introduced for information:  16-G Access to the Lord’s Table and 16-H Revised Directory of Worship – Presbytery will vote on these at the May Meeting.
  • Remaining food from lunch was donated and gratefully distributed at Heart, Love and Soul in Niagara Falls.

Presbytery approved the following:

  • Presbytery minutes from September 24, 2016 & received Council Minutes September 13, 2016; Trustees Minutes September 1, 2016 & November 3, 2016.
  • Elected Teaching Elder Howard Boswell to Committee on Preparation for Ministry – Class of 2019.
  • Budget for 2017
  • Amendments to Constitution 16-A-16-F
  • PILP Loan for Maryvale Dr Presbyterian Church
  • Report from the Administrative Commission at South Park
  • Dissolved the relationship between Teaching Elder Justin Marple and Niagara United Presbyterian Church

The Next Stated Meeting of Presbytery is May 23, 2017 at Maryvale Dr Presbyterian Church, Cheektowaga, NY