99th Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

Update 5: Commission reports for ordination/installation of Lutz, Knaebel, Grady and Chappell added on 5/11/15
Update 4: Draft minutes from Feb 2015 revised on 5/11/15
Update 3: Added Florida Joint Committee for RUF minutes added on 5/9/15
Update 2: Shepherding committee report added on 5/1/15
Update: MNA committee report added on 4/30/15

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The Ninety-Ninth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015at 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 begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. TE Tim Rice, pastor of Trinity PCA, will preach God’s Word to us on the topic of prayer for the lost during the Worship Service. There will be a Season of Prayer following the Worship Service.

There is not much business on the Docket for this Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. Lunch will be at noon provided by Trinity Presbyterian Church at the church. Elders are encouraged to stay for lunch to promote fellowship among fellow presbyters. A donation of $5 for lunch would be appreciated.

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. 

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

Grace and peace,
Freddy Fritz
Stated Clerk
Documents:

98th Stated Meeting

*Updated Feb 13 with several new committee reports and associated documentation*

January 30, 2015

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The Ninety-Eighth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015 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. TE Dwight Dolby, pastor of Auburn Road PCA, and our outgoing Moderator, 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, we will have a Season of Prayer for several churches in our Presbytery.

Dr. Stephen Estock, Coordinator of Committee on Discipleship Ministries, will give a brief presentation under the CE Liaison report.

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 some attachments. Copies of all materials will be posted on the Presbytery website as they become available. 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 February.

Grace and peace,
Freddy Fritz
Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

 

Documents for the 98th Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery:

Guide for Hosting a Presbytery Meeting

Hosting a Presbytery Meeting

Thank you for your willingness to host a Presbytery meeting. Attached here is a guide for hosting a Presbytery meeting. Please direct further questions regarding the hosting of a Presbytery meeting to the Stated Clerk. The Stated Clerk usually arrives 30 minutes prior to the start of the Presbytery meeting in order to help with any last minute needs.

97th Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

*Update 11/10: Added several additional documents for presbytery meeting*
*Update 11/7: Revised docket added to the website*

October 30, 2014

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The Ninety-Seventh Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Church of the Redeemer in Winter Haven, FL (1410 Dundee Road, Winter Haven, FL 33884; 863-298-9849).

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Dr. Lloyd Kim, Coordinator-elect for MTW, will preach God’s Word to us. An offering will be received that will be given to defray the cost of Dr. Kim’s visit to us.

Following the Worship Service, Dr. Kim will lead a forum on the topic of “The Mission and Vision of MTW.”

Lunch will be at noon provided by Church of the Redeemer 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.

Please note several items. First, we will be nominating and electing men to the Class of 2017 for all of our Presbytery Committees. The Administrative Committee has a nominee for Moderator, but not many other nominees for our Committees. Consider serving on a Presbytery Committee, particularly if you are a Ruling Elder. Second, the Presbytery will begin considering a motion to multiply/divide the Presbytery. However, no vote will be taken at this meeting regarding the multiplication/division. That vote will be taken at the February Presbytery meeting. Third, we will debate and vote on the BCO changes that have been sent down by the 42nd General Assembly. And fourth, we will also need to vote on a budget for 2015.

The docket for the meeting is below, along with various attachments. 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 provide them at the meeting.

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

 

Documents for the 97th Stated Meeting of the Southwest Florida Presbytery