Office of the Stated Clerk

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Resources on Vacation Bible School Safety Planning from Church Mutual

Greetings friends, As we gear up for summer Vacation Bible School, here are some resources to help your congregation plan a safe environment from Church Mutual: As schools close for summer, many churches run Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs to continue to engage youth in their ministry. What steps have you taken to make sure […]

May 16, 2017 Presbytery Meeting Resources

Minutes In Brief For January 31, 2017 Stated Meeting

MINUTES IN BRIEF STATED MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF PHILADELPHIA HOSTED BY THE CEDAR PARK AND GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES AT GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN JENKINTOWN JANUARY 31, 2017 PRE-PRESBYTERY EVENTS – 11:00 AM BUSINESS MEETING – 1:00 PM With the call to order and opening prayer by Moderator Bill Teague (Teaching Elder, Langhorne), the Presbytery […]

Clerks Corner: Categories of Membership, Defined by the Book of Order G-1.04

Greetings Clerks of Session! The Stated Clerk’s office has received quite a few questions regarding “membership” as our Clerks work through this season of statistical reporting. I have put together an extended definition of our categories of membership for you to use, and I hope it will prove helpful. Book of Order G-1.04 (Categories of Membership): “Affiliate” […]

From the Stated Clerks Office: STATISTICS 2016!

Dear Clerks of Session, The 2016 Statistical Reporting season is open! Church records and statistics are an important part of telling your church stories.  Through your minute taking, record keeping and statistics,  every person in the community of your congregation is lifted up.  The Church Records and Minutes reflect the mission and ministries of our congregations. The Statistics of the […]