Archive for December, 2014

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


Your Commissioners to Presbytery Assembly in 2015

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

A fundamental principle of the Presbyterian Church is parity between ruling and teaching elders. To that end, all sessions are asked to elect a certain number of ruling elders to serve as commissioners to the Presbytery. Sessions may also elect alternate commissioners to serve if a congregation’s primary commissioners cannot attend; or sessions may rotate […]


Fostering Pastoral Relationships: The Presbyter’s Pen

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

By Rev. Bob Reynolds, Executive Presbyter I clap my hands with gratitude for leadership relationships across Chicago Presbytery including dialogues with pastors in small group gatherings. For example, at a variety of regional church locations, we prayed, broke bread together, and discussed congregational, presbytery, and church-wide topics. See photo below. In these settings, although I […]


Standing up for Social Justice in Ferguson, MO

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Arrested to Highlight Sins of Justice System Written by Natalie Beglen Interview with Rev. Emily Heitzman, member of Chicago Presbytery How far would you go to bring attention to social issues? Would you stand in the pouring freezing rain for hours? Would you be willing to be arrested and finger printed? Are you tough enough […]


Finding the Right Balance on Assembly Agendas: The Moderator’s Message

Friday, December 5th, 2014

By Rev. John Vest, 2014 Moderator of the Chicago Presbytery Last year’s Vision and Praxis Task Force recommended that presbytery assemblies should each include a Bible study, educational or training session, and/or some kind small group activity, in addition to regular and special business and worship. As a member of that task force, I have […]


2017 Per capita is $33.38

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

What is per capita? It is a way Presbyterians share equally, responsibly, and interdependently in the costs of governing the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), no matter the size of their churches. Per capita contributions are: requested from every congregation based on each church’s total active membership This is the proposed 2017 per capita matrix, pending approval […]


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