Archive for February, 2014

Q&A with John Vest

Monday, February 24th, 2014

We warmly welcome this year’s Moderator of the Chicago Presbytery, John Vest, Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry, Chicago Fourth. What are your duties in this role? The Moderator moderates each of the 5 assembly meetings. There are at least three planning meetings that happen before each of the meetings. One is the Presbytery Coordinating Commission, […]

Moderator’s Message: 2014 Theme

Monday, February 24th, 2014

By Rev. John Vest, 2014 Moderator of the Chicago Presbytery Theme: Proclamation of the Gospel for the Salvation of Humankind The Presbytery of Chicago, along with the others in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and every other expression of Christianity in North America, is faced with significant adaptive challenges in the midst of a rapidly changing […]

Assembly Follow-up

Friday, February 14th, 2014

As approved by last Saturday’s Assembly, today the Presbyterian camp property in Saugatuck, Michigan, was sold to Dune Ridge, Incorporated. Proceeds from the sale have ended the presbytery’s $7.4 million indebtedness with U.S. Bank, and next week the presbytery’s $450,000 loan from the Synod of Lincoln Trails will be repaid as well. Further details, including […]

February 8th, 2014 Assembly Summary

Monday, February 10th, 2014

A long list of action items characterized this Assembly meeting and touched on the most tender and solemn of issues we face in Chicago Presbytery, most especially the camp property sale. We also shared community moments of installing a new Assembly Moderator and an Associate Executive Presbyter (responsible for Ministry and COM work) – as […]

Camp Property Sale Decision

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Meeting at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church on February 8, the Chicago Presbytery Assembly voted favorably on a resolution to sell the Presbyterian Camps property in Saugatuck, MI. The commissioners’ vote was 154 in favor, 89 against, and 2 abstentions. Closing on the contract will occur by February 14 when all 130 acres will be sold […]

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