NOTICE: Updated planning details for June 9 Stated Meeting

Posted on May 15, 2020. Updated on 5/22/2020

The next Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, via electronic meeting technology. Staff and presbytery leaders are working hard to develop details of how the meeting will operate. Watch for updated details each Friday between now and June 5 about the meeting structure, content, voting processes and other preparations. 

Docket – DEADLINE for requests is May 22

The agenda will be pared down to only worship and essential business. Docket requests must be submitted by Friday, May 22, to flanelawrenceplm@gmail.com for review by the Stated Clerk.

Registration is now open through June 2

 Teaching elders, designated elder commissioners and ruling elders assigned voting rights to balance the rolls need to register for the Zoom webinar session by clicking here between now and Tuesday, June 2.

After that date, participants will be sent a unique link that must be used to access the meeting space where dialogue and voting will happen.

Everyone else who wishes to view the meeting will be asked to watch via a live-stream broadcast. Details about how to access that link will be provided by June 2.

Keynote Speaker

There will be no keynote speaker or activity at this Stated Meeting. However, comments will be offered by the Rev. Dr. Charles (Chip) Hardwick, who now is the transitional executive of the Synod of Covenant.

PacketItems due May 28 so materials can be posted June 2

To the extent possible, all reports to the presbytery will be given in written format and included in the written packet so that everyone has easy access to accurate information. Written reports must be sent to office@lakemichiganpresbytery.org by 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

The meeting packet will be available on the presbytery website and in the Presbytery Records folder by Tuesday, June 2 so that participants may review the information and print copies for themselves. The presbytery will NOT provide any printed packets for this meeting.

Orientation for new designated commissioners

Orientation for any new designated commissioners will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 8, via a Zoom meeting. Registration information for this session will be sent directly to these individuals.

30-Second Announcements

There will be no 30-second announcements gathered or used during this virtual Stated Meeting so the focus remains on getting business conducted. If you have information about programs or activities or ideas to share with those in the presbytery, feel free to send it to office@lakemichiganpresbytery.org for possible inclusion in the Daily Digest email.

Practice Meeting Sessions – June 1 @ 1:30 PM

To help the meeting run as smoothly as possible, at least one special gathering is planned so participants can make sure their equipment can handle a Zoom connection and become familiar with protocols that will be used to recognize speakers during the meeting and record votes on action items. If you’re interested in participating, please indicate during the meeting registration that you’d like to join the Zoom training OR send a message to office@lakemichiganpresbytery.org

Please be patient as preparations are made for this virtual Stated Meeting. Together, we will challenge, encourage, equip and hold one another accountable at Christ’s disciples.

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