First Called Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The First Called Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL (210 Poppell Drive, Lakeland, FL 33813; 863-646-9631).

The purpose of the Called Meeting is to examine the RUF Campus Minister Candidate Andrew Newman at the University of South Florida for licensure and approval of his call, to approve the transfer of Teaching Elder Joshua Floyd to serve as an Assistant Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL, to approve the transfer of Teaching Elder Steve Jennings without call (because he now resides in the geographic boundary of our Presbytery), and to establish a commission to install Teaching Elder Steven Hansen as an Associate Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Riverview, FL.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Andrew Newman will preach. All Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders from each church are expected to attend the Called Meeting. I expect that examinations will take all morning. Therefore, lunch will not be provided, as I expect to adjourn the Called Meeting by 1:00 p.m. However, we encourage Presbyters to join together at local restaurants for lunch before heading home.

The docket for the meeting, along with various attachments, will be available at our Presbytery website at: Please check the website before coming to the Called Meeting in order to download all the reports and documents, as they will not be provided at the meeting.

Be aware that the Presbytery agreed at the September 2015 meeting that appropriate attire for the Presbytery meetings is at least business casual.

Finally, please pray that the Lord will bless the work of the Presbytery as we meet on June 3.


Grace and peace,

Rev. Freddy Fritz
Stated Clerk
Presbytery of Southwest Florida

19911 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647
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