Called: a podcast about the Gifts of God

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The presbytery has started a new podcast about Presbyterians in the Chicagoland area. Our first episode is an introduction to our new Executive Presbyter, Rev. Susan D. Krummel (Sue), whom you can meet in person this coming at Saturday, February 10 at our first Presbytery Assembly meeting of 2018. Listen on our podcast website: […]

General Assembly is coming!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The PCUSA General Assembly will be June 16 – 23, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Presbytery of Chicago will elect its slate of Commissioners at the December 2, 2017 assembly meeting. If you feel called to be a POC Commissioner or know someone who would serve well in that capacity, the Committee on Nominations […]

General Assembly Overture Submission

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING OVERTURES According to the General Assembly (GA) Standing Rules, in order for an overture to be considered, it must meet several criteria. It must be approved by two presbyteries or a synod; It must request the GA to take a particular action or approve or endorse a particular statement or resolution; It […]

2017 Higgins Scholarships Awarded

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Higgins Scholarship Committee met on May 25th and awarded $19,000 in scholarships to five students from the $19,640.77 that was available for scholarships as of 12/31/2016. During his lifetime, William H. Higgins gave financial assistance to many students at McCormick Theological Seminary. At the time of his death, he left a bequest to continue […]

Benefit Connections

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Would you like to… better understand the Benefits Plan for your pastor(s)? expand your network of colleagues with whom you can share ideas/challenges? increase your understanding of the new options available for non-installed pastors and other employees? have an opportunity to address your questions to knowledgeable peers facing the same challenges you have in the […]

Meet Your Executive Presbyter Nominating Committee (EPNC)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The EPNC (Executive Presbyter Nominating Committee) was constituted at the February 2017 Presbytery Assembly meeting, and they met for the first time on Wednesday, April 5 under the guidance of Transitional Synod Executive, Sara Dingman. The group will be working through the summer to seek our next Executive Presbyter. They hope to hold candidate interviews […]

Martin Luther’s 500th Anniversary Tour with Knox Presbyterian

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

What are you doing a year from October? The Knox Reformation Tour Martin Luther’s 500th Anniversary Tour of Germany October 8-16, 2017  Join Co-Pastors Clint and Deb Roberts for 7 nights and 8 days in Germany as we follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther, kindler of the Protestant Reformation. We will travel to Berlin, […]

McCormick Theological Seminary and the Center for Innovative Ministry launch Third Annual McCormick Prize for Innovation Contest

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

McCormick Theological Seminary and the Center for Innovative Ministry are pleased to announce the Third Annual McCormick Prize for Innovation. Center Director Rev. Dr. Thomas Dickelman, a McCormick graduate (’83, ’91), Founding Pastor of the Community Church of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff and Director of the Center for Innovative Ministry offered, “Entrants the last […]

Church Items Available

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church received a few pieces from the Kirk of the Lakes and have found they are unable to use them. They would like to offer them to anyone in the presbytery who would be able to put them to good use. Please contact Beth Brown at to set up a time […]

2016 Annual Congregational Statistical Report

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Once again, it’s time to prepare the annual reports required each year by the Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (OGA), and the Church Contact Sheet for the Presbytery office. The annual statistical report should be completed online and the 2017 Church Contact sheet can be downloaded in either PDF or […]

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