108th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Friday, August 25th, 2017

 

August 25, 2017

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundred and Eighth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take

place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 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 begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. TE

David McWilliams, pastor of Covenant PCA in Lakeland, will preach God’s Word to us 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. I expect that

we shall conclude our business by lunchtime. However, Trinity Presbyterian Church would love

to host us for lunch. If you have been to a Trinity lunch before, you know it is worth your while

to stay for lunch! So, please plan on staying for lunch at Trinity 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.

Please note that one of the documents in the packet for this coming Presbytery Meeting includes

a BCO Amendment from the 45th General Assembly for us to vote upon. The item has to do with

increasing the quorum at a congregation meeting that is voting to withdraw from the

denomination. Also attached in this packet are two other documents, one in support of the BCO

Amendment and the other in opposition to the BCO Amendment. Since we do not have to vote

on this BCO Amendment at the September Presbytery Meeting, my suggestion is to present this

information to the Presbytery so that some discussion about the matter could produce a more

informed vote on the BCO Amendment.

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

Grace and peace,

Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

 

 

 

 

 

106th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

January 27, 2017

 

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

 

The One Hundred and Sixth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place

on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL (1520 W. Pipkin

Road, Lakeland, FL 33811; 863-660-5448).

 

Redeemer Presbyterian Church began services in the new building on Christmas Eve. They are

delighted to host the Presbytery Meeting in their new building. They are also planning a delicious

BBQ lunch that is being catered on-site. So, do plan on enjoying a wonderful lunch!

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. A

candidate for licensure, RE Heath Glandon of Christ Community PCA in Clearwater, FL, will

preach at the Presbytery 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.

 

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 11. 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.

 

Finally, please pray that the Lord will bless the work of the Presbytery as we meet on February 11.

 

Grace and peace,

 

Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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104th Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery at Covenant PCA, Lakeland September-10-2016

Friday, August 26th, 2016

August 26, 2016

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundred and Fourth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 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. Two candidates for licensure, Mr. Jimbo Mullin and Mr. Adam McNeal, will preach at the Presbytery Worship Service. They will both preach at the time during the Worship Service. We will begin worship together, and at the time for the preaching, we will divide into two groups. Following the Worship Service, we shall join together for a Season of Prayer.

This time, there is a busy Docket for this Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. Therefore, lunch will be provided at noon, and I expect to adjourn the Presbytery meeting around 3:00 p.m.

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 on September 10.

Grace and peace,

Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida

 

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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First Called Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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: http://swfpresbytery.org/news/. 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
Office: (813) 973-2484
Fax:     (813) 973-4673
Home: (813) 907-2568
Cell:     (813) 731-0456
Email:  Freddy@FreddyFritz.com
Web:    www.swfpresbytery.org

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

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

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:

  •       1. The-History-Of-Representative-Assemblies-1
     (audio part 1)
  •       2. The-History-Of-Representative-Assemblies-2
     (audio part 2)
  • A Representative Assembly
  • The Presbyterian Family Connections

Draft Minutes of 100th Stated Meeting

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Following are the draft minutes from the September 12, 2015 meeting of the Southwest Florida Presbytery:

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

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