January 27, 2012
Dear Fathers and Brothers:
The Eighty-Sixth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Seminole Presbyterian Church in Tampa, FL (5107 N. Central Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603; 813-774-3881).
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Dr. Paul Kooistra, Coordinator for Mission to the World, will preach God’s Word to us. The Worship Service will include the Lord’s Supper (per article 8-1 of our Standing Rules) and Memorials (per article 8-2 of our Standing Rules).
Following the Worship Service, Dr. Paul Kooistra will lead a 90-minute Seminar titled, “Where is Missions Headed?” Please encourage your church members to attend the Worship Service and Seminar. Mr. Mark Melendez, of PCA Retirement & Benefits, Inc., will give a 15-minute presentation at 11:45 a.m. on Personalized Financial Planning, particularly as it relates to retirement for Teaching Elders. He will be available for one-on-one meetings throughout the day for those interested in meeting with him. Lunch will be at noon provided by Seminole Presbyterian Church at the church. The purpose of eating lunch together on site at the church is to promote fellowship among fellow presbyters. A donation of $5 for lunch would be appreciated.
The docket for the meeting is enclosed, along with various attachments (see below). Copies of all materials have been sent to churches, Teaching Elders, Ruling Elders, and others for whom the Stated Clerk has email addresses. Please bring your own copy of the docket and all attachments to the Presbytery Meeting, as the Stated Clerk will not be providing them at the meeting.
Finally, please pray that the Lord will bless the work of the Presbytery as we meet in February.
Grace and peace,
Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida
Documents for the 86th Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery:
- Draft of Minutes from Nov 8, 2011 Meeting
- GA Appointments for Floor Clerk and Communion Elder
- GA Appointees to Committees of Commissioners
- GA Summary of Nominations to Standing Committees
- Memorial Resolution in honor of RE Preston Kneeshaw
- Letter to pastors regarding retirement from Mark Melendez with PCA RBI
- 2011 Presbytery Partnership Shares Report
- Shepherding Committee Report
- Administrative Committee Report
- Christian Education Committee Report
- 2011 Year End Financials
- 2011 Year End P&L Statement
- Presbytery Directory
- 2012 Committee Roster
- Standing Rules