Call to the Spring Stated Meeting of the Presbyteries
of Grand Canyon and de Christo
Hosted by Gilbert Presbyterian Church
235 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234
Saturday, May 6, 2023
TO: Clerks of Session, Teaching Elders, and Elder Commissioners, and other Presbyters
FROM: Bob Schulz, Stated Clerk/Associate
DATE: April 21, 2023
The Presbyteries of Grand Canyon and de Cristo are hereby called to meet on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Gilbert Presbyterian Church in Gilbert with the Call to Order scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. A light lunch will be provided by the church.. The cost of the meal is $12.00. If paying by check make check out to Gilbert Presbyterian Church.
There is a zoom option for those unable to attend in person at Gilbert. To be able to attend the Zoom meeting option, you must contact the Stated Clerk by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to register and receive the log on information for the Zoom option. In the email request if you are a commissioner to the Presbytery, please include the name of the church you will be representing. These requests must be received before 5:00 pm on May 3 to be able to use the zoom option. No requests will be accepted after this date and time.
Ruling Elder Commissioner representation numbers for each congregation are based on the latest report which is in effect for the remainder of 2023 and the first meeting of 2024. Church pastors and Clerks of Session have been contacted with changes from the last report have been contacted.
Worship Service Offering is dedicated to Hunger Relief. If you are writing a check for the offering, please make the check out to Presbytery of Grand Canyon and in the memo line of the check write Hunger Relief. The offering will be split between WHEAT (Grand Canyon) and Seeds of Hope (de Cristo). Thank you for your cooperation.
The main items of business are:
· Conduct normal business required for stated meetings.
· Participate in Worship and Communion
· Preacher will be Lemuel Garcia from Presbyterian Mission Agency
· Hunger Action Speakers from WHEAT and Seeds of Hope
· Recognition of Rev. Diamond Pate membership in GC Presbytery as pastor at Flagstaff Federated Church
· Preview of Big Event in August 2023
· Opportunity for Synod of Southwest Commissioner Report
· Opportunity for Montlure Report
· Update on de Cristo YAV
· Update on Grand Canyon mission trips
· Examination for Candidate James Martin for Ordination in de Cristo
· Examination for Inquirer Charles Gillette to be moved to Candidate in Grand Canyon
· Election of Grand Canyon Synod Commissioner Nominee – RE Faye Gardner, University PC for 2024.
· Acknowledge completion of Pastor Salary Survey data for 2022 and 2023.
· Publishing the 2023-2024 Imbalance Reports.
· Update on Directory
· Update on Session Minute Reviews
The complete packet will be posted for downloading on Friday, April 28, 2023 on the Presbytery website www.azpresbyteries.org commissioners are responsible for printing their own materials.
We look forward to your participation in the spring Stated Meeting and the opportunity it provides us to re-connect with one another, to celebrate community and to joyfully offer ourselves to God and be equipped for God’s service in the world through Worship.
Childcare: Will be available. You must contact Sue Houser prior to May 3, 2023 to notify of the need and age of children.
For an excused absence: you will need to send a letter or email to the Stated Clerk email@example.com , or you may send an e-mail to the following address at the Presbytery office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? contact Sue Houser at email@example.com or 602-468-3820
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January 28th - Annual Meeting, Casa Grande First Presbyterian Church.
May 6th - Combined, Gilbert Presbyterian Church, Gilbert, AZ
August 26th - Big Event, Location to be determined.
October 28th - Presbytery deCristo Presbytery meeting, Christ Presbyterian Church, Tucson
The Presbytery de Cristo enjoys rotating locations so that our presbyters can learn more about their sister congregations. If your church would be interested in hosting an upcoming Presbytery meeting, please contact the Presbytery Office to discuss available dates. Here is an overview of what hosting entails.