102nd Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

January 29, 2016

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundred and Second Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sebring, FL (4500 Sun ’n Lake Blvd., Sebring FL 33872; 863-385-3234).

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Our Retiring Moderator, Ruling Elder David Crabtree, has asked Teaching Elder Tim Rice to 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 Teaching Elder Kevin Smith, Senior Pastor of New City Fellowship in Chattanooga, TN, will lead a seminar titled: Racial Reconciliation with application to the Overtures to General Assembly.

Once again, there is not much business on the Docket for this Stated Meeting of the Presbytery.

Therefore, lunch will not be provided, as I expect to adjourn the Presbytery meeting around 12:47 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: http://swfpresbytery.org/news/. Please check the website before coming to the Presbytery 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 February.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Freddy Fritz
Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

101st Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundred and First Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Grace Community Church in Palm Harbor, FL (2255 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor, FL 34683; 727-789-2124).

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Dr. Stephen Clark, a retired Teaching Elder transferring from the Presbytery of South Florida, will proclaim God’s Word to us. Following the Worship Service, REE Ken Pothoven will lead the Presbytery in a Season of Prayer.

Once again, there is not much business on the Docket for this Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. As you can see from the Docket, I have tried to estimate how much time each docketed item might take. Therefore, lunch will not be provided, as we expect to adjourn the Presbytery meeting around 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, is available at our Presbytery website at: http://swfpresbytery.org/news/. Please check the website before coming to the Presbytery 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 atthe 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 in November.

Grace and peace,

Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Reformation Service Oct. 25, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Brandon

Westminster Presbyterian Church is hosting a Reformation Service on Sunday evening October 25.  All churches in Southwest Florida Presbytery are invited.  The service will begin at 6:00 PM.  There will not be a reception associated with the service.

The church is located at 402 East Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511.  For more information please do not hesitate to contact the church office: (813) 689-6541, office@wpcbrandon.org.

Any teaching elders interested in participating can contact Wes Holland: (813) 470-8303,wes@wpcbrandon.org.

“The History of Representative Assemblies” Presentation and Handouts

This presentation was delivered to the 100th Stated Meeting on Sept. 12, 2015, by Mr. John R. Muether of RTS Orlando. Below is the audio (not good quality because a microphone was not used) and the handouts:

100th Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundredth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at St. Petersburg Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, FL (600 83rd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702; 727-329-6346).

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Mr. Luke Wolfe, a candidate transferring from Missouri Presbytery, will proclaim God’s Word to us. Following the Worship Service, Mr. John R. Muether of RTS Orlando will lead a forum on the topic of “The History of Delegated Assemblies.”

Once again, there is not much business on the Docket for this Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. Lunch will not be provided by St. Petersburg Presbyterian Church, as we expect to adjourn the Presbytery meeting before lunch. However, we encourage Presbyters to join together at local restaurants for lunch before heading home.

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

Finally, please pray that the Lord will bless the work of the Presbytery as we meet in September.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Freddy Fritz
Stated Clerk
Presbytery of Southwest Florida

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