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Friday, September 11th, 2020

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118th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Friday, September 11th, 2020

August 28, 2020
Dear Fathers and Brothers:
The One Hundred and Eighteenth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take
place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL (210
Poppell Drive, Lakeland FL 33813; 863-646-963100).
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service.
Following the Worship Service, we shall join together for a Season of Prayer.
Because there is a lot of business on the docket, lunch will be provided by Covenant PCA at noon.
In order to maintain physical distancing, presbyters will be asked to eat with those from their own
church rather than eat with men from different churches.
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 (for some will be added
after this mailing), as they will not be provided at the meeting.
Included in the material for this Presbytery Meeting are two Complaints dealing with actions taken
at the February 8, 2020 and the March 16, 2020 Presbytery Meetings. These Complaints are
provided to you so that you may read them and be prepared to consider the Complaints on
Saturday, September 12, 2020. Be aware that BCO 43-2 states, in part, “No attempt should be made
to circularize the court to which complaint is being made by either party.”
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 September 12.
Grace and peace,
Freddy Fritz
Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Protected: Documents for the Called Meeting of the SWF Presbytery on March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

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Called Meeting of the SWF Presbytery on March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

2020-03-16 Charges and Specifications Against Session of Holy Trinity PCA

March 22, 2020
Fathers and Brothers,
In view of the growing restrictions on public meetings, the Called Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Riverview, FL has been postponed until the next meeting of the Presbytery (either Called or Stated).
Please continue to pray for our presbytery as we pray for one another, our communities, and our country in light of the current pandemic situation.
Godspeed,
Bob Brubaker, moderator

March 19, 2020

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

At the Called Meeting of the Presbytery on March 16, 2020, in accordance with BCO 13-12, notice was given for another Called Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida that will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Riverview, FL (12404 Boyette Road, Riverview, FL 33569; 813-741-1776).

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting shall be for the Session of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church to appear by representative or in writing before the Southwest Florida Presbytery to show what they have done or failed to do with respect to those certain Charges and Specifications which have been preferred against the Session of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church by the Southwest Florida Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America.

The docket for the meeting is included with this letter. They will also be available at our Presbytery website at: http://swfpresbytery.org/news/. If additional reports become available, they will be added to the website prior to the Called Meeting on March 26. Please check the website before coming to the Called Meeting 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 on March 26.

Grace and peace,

Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Called Meeting of the SWF Presbytery on March 16, 2020

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

March 12, 2020

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

On March 6, 2020, in accordance with BCO 13-12, a notice was sent out to the Presbytery regarding a Called Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida that will take place on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Riverview, FL (12404 Boyette Road, Riverview, FL 33569; 813-741-1776).

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting at 7:00 p.m. The purposes of this meeting shall be:

  1. To have the Investigative Committee appointed at the February 2020 stated meeting give a

    preliminary or final report.

  2. To consider, and if necessary act upon, the reports from members of Holy Trinity

    Presbyterian Church who have been removed from the rolls of their church in ways which may have violated the Book of Church Order, and/or believe their membership status, and therefore, their ability to vote at the March 29th congregational meeting, has been put into confusion apart from their will.

  3. ToconsiderwhethertoimmediatelyreleasetheentirereportofSWFLPresbytery’snow- approved Commission Report which gives answer to David Kronenfeld’s Complaint to the Presbytery regarding the actions of Holy Trinity’s Session in the judicial case against him.
  4. To consider and act on whether to end immediately Southwest Florida Presbytery’s suspension of the judgment from the November 2019 Stated Meeting which has resulted in keeping David Kronenfeld in abeyance, Presbytery already having approved the removal of his suspension from the sacraments and his excommunication.

The docket for the meeting, along with various attachments (including the Report of the Committee to Investigate Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church), is included with this letter. They will also be available at our Presbytery website at: http://swfpresbytery.org/news/. If additional reports become available, they will be added to the website prior to the Called Meeting on March 16. Please check the website before coming to the Called Meeting 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 on March 16. Grace and peace,

Freddy Fritz
Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

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Protected: Documents for 117th Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

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117th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

 

January 25, 2020

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundred and Seventeenth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL (301 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801; 863-603-7777).

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Mr. Brandon Porter, a Candidate for Licensure, will preach the sermon for the Worship Service. 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, we shall have a Season of Prayer for several churches in our Presbytery. This Season of Prayer will be organized in accordance of the suggestion by our Presbytery Health Committee.

Lunch will be at noon, which will be organized by Trinity PCA. The purpose of eating lunch together is to promote fellowship among fellow presbyters.

The docket for the meeting, along with various attachments, is included with this letter. They will also be available at our Presbytery website at: http://swfpresbytery.org/news/. Additional reports will be added to the website prior to the Presbytery Meeting on February 8. Please check the website before coming to the Presbytery Meeting to download all the reports and documents, as they will not be provided at the meeting.

The Presbytery has received a Complaint Against an Action that was taken at the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery on November 12, 2019. This complaint shall be considered by the Presbytery at our February 8, 2020 Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. Presbyters should read the Complaint (which will be on the Presbytery website) so as to be prepared to consider the Complaint at the meeting.

Finally, please pray that the Lord will bless the work of the Presbytery as we meet on February 8.

Grace and peace,

Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

116th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

October 29, 2019

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundred Sixteenth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2019  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. Brandon Porter, a candidate for licensure, will proclaim God’s Word to us. Following the Worship Service, we will have a Season of Prayer.

It appears that there will be enough business on our Docket at the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery to warrant having lunch at St. Petersburg Presbyterian Church.

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 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 in two weeks.

Grace and peace,

Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida