Presbytery Meeting Schedule

Welcome to the Stated Meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo.

8:30 a.m. Registration opens: Please sign the Roll of the Presbytery by checking in.

9:30 a.m. LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE – Rev. Gail Monsma (Moderator)

  • OPENING OF THE STATED MEETING
  • Call to Order and Opening Prayer
  • Declaration of Quorum 

9:35 a.m. BUSINESS PLENARY I

  • Appointment of Temporary Clerks [ACTION]
  • Seating of Corresponding Members [ACTION]
  • Approval of the Docket [ACTION]
  • Welcome
    • First-Time Elders and Christian Educators
    • Guests and Visitors
    • Introduction of New Teaching Elders Members – Rev. Troy Hauser Brydon
  • Greetings from the Host Church – Rev. Seth Weeldreyer
  • Approval of the Consent Agenda [ACTION]

10:00 a.m. WORSHIP – (See insert)

  • Message: Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton, President, Princeton Theological Seminary
  •  Supporting Documents & Resources
    • The offering today is designated to the PCUSA Theological Education Fund.
      • If giving online, use the “Gifts-Offering” spot on the online checkout page below.
      • Please use the notes field in the online payment portal to designate the funds for the
        PCUSA Theological Education Fund.

 11:00 a.m. BREAK (15 minutes)

11:15 a.m. BUSINESS PLENARY II

  • Nominating & Representation Committee – Elder Fred Welch (10 minutes) [ACTION]
  • Report of the Synod of the Covenant – Rev. Matt Aragon-Bruce (10 minutes)
  • Report of the Commission on Ministry – Kristin Stroble
    • Celebration of Retirement – Rev. Wendy Pratt
  • Report of the Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk – Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence (10 minutes)
  • Request for concurrence with Overture to the PCUSA GA- Eileen Best (10 minutes) [ACTION]
  • Request for concurrence with Overture to the PCUSA – Rev. Lisa Schrott (10 Minutes) [ACTION]

12:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT – Rev. Gail Monsma (Moderator)

  • EXTINGUISHING THE CANDLE

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Fellowship

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation

  • Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton, President of Princeton Seminary
    Tradition and Innovation: Theological Education at a Crossroads

Full Stated Meeting Packet Available

View the full stated meeting packet as one PDF document with page numbers.

Questions about Stated Meeting packet materials should be directed to office@lakemichiganpresbytery.org

    The next Presbytery meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church of Holt.

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    Next Stated Meetings

    The next regular Stated Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024, and will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo.

     Visit the Presbytery Meetings page of this website and watch the eDIGEST for updated information about how to register for the meeting and where to find the presbytery packet. Decisions about whether to gather in-person or online will be made closer to the meeting date.

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