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
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103rd Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery at Redeemer, Winter Haven May-10-2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016

April 26, 2016

Dear Fathers and Brothers:

The One Hundred and Third Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Redeemer Winter Haven in Winter Haven, FL (1410 Dundee Road, Winter Haven, FL 33884; 863-298-9849).

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Teaching Elder David McWilliams, Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL will preach to our Presbytery. Following the Worship Service, we shall have a Season of Prayer.

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 12:07 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 on May 10.

Grace and peace,
Rev. Freddy Fritz

Stated Clerk

Presbytery of Southwest Florida

 

 

 

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Monday, April 25th, 2016

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Friday, January 29th, 2016

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102nd Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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101st Stated Meeting of the SWF Presbytery

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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

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.