Call to the Integrated Stated Meeting of the
Presbyteries of Grand Canyon and de Cristo via Zoom
Worship Hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church, Prescott, AZ and Presbytery Staff
Saturday, April 24, 2021
TO: Clerks of Session, Minister Members, Elder Commissioners and Other Presbyters
FROM: Bob Schulz, Stated Clerk/Associate
DATE: April 10, 2021
The Presbyteries of Grand Canyon and de Cristo are hereby called to meet for the Stated Integrated April Meeting on Saturday, April 24, 2021 via Zoom with the Call to order scheduled for 9:00 a.m. There will be an opportunity for Zoom training particular to the Presbytery meeting beginning at 8:50 a.m. This meeting will occur via Zoom because of continued health concerns for social gathering due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To be able to attend the Zoom meeting each commissioner (Ruling Elders, Teaching Elders, and Commissioned Ruling Elders) we ask the Clerk of Session to identify commissioners to attend the meeting so that we can send the zoom link directly to them. Guests may find the zoom link through their pastor or Clerk of Session.
The presbytery staff is helped if we know by name, church and email who the Ruling Elder Commissioners will be. We also need confirmation of Teaching Elders and Commissioned Ruling Elders planning to attend the meeting to assist with the logistics for Zoom meetings.
Highlights for this Meeting are the following:
- Bruce Reyes-Chow will present a workshop on exploring the new normal for worship
- Worship/workshop by Kellie ‘Walker Hart with focus on strengthening online worship
- Voting on revisions to Bylaws and Manual of Operations
- Examination for ordination for Ben Crelin, a Grand Canyon Ordination Candidate, via zoom from England
- Montlure Report on reopening the camp
- Update on the de Cristo Presbyterian Campus Ministry
- Status of the SWERV program in de Cristo and possible extension to New Mexico
The complete packet will be posted for downloading on Friday, April 16 on the Presbytery websites
www.pbygrandcanyon.org and www.presbyterydecristo.org . Commissioners are responsible for printing their own materials.
The Imbalance Reports (number of Ruling Elders representing congregations) for each Presbytery for the remainder of 2021 are attached to this Call and will be posted to the websites.
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