CALLED MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY
Tuesday, June 23, at Noon
First Presbyterian Church of Starke
Drive-In Meeting in Parking Lot

921 E. Call St. / Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-7937   

Edd Norris, Moderator´╗┐
There will be a called meeting of the presbytery on Tuesday, June 23, at noon, in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Teaching elders and commissioners will remain in their cars and participate through an audio transmission that will allow all participants to simultaneously hear each other during the meeting.
 
The purpose of the meeting is to vote on two recommendations of the Coordinating Council: (1) to amend our Manual of Operations to allow an electronic (virtual) presbytery meeting under special circumstances where we cannot meet in person; and (2) to amend 6.01 of the Manual (Bookkeeper) to adjust duties and title following the retirement of Nancy Brown at the end of June.

The amendment allowing electronic meetings will facilitate our plan to hold a virtual presbytery meeting with limited business on Tuesday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m.
 
The proposed amendments will be circulated at least 15 days before the meeting as required for consideration of an amendment on one reading and with a two-thirds vote.
Registration: We are developing an online registration process.
 
Excuse Requests: Teaching Elders, Certified Christian Educators, Commission Chairs, Ruling Elder Commissioners who are unable to attend must submit an excuse request to the Stated Clerk by email to sandra@staugpres.org or by phone at (904) 612-9766 (cell), or by mail.
 
Additional Commissioners*: Churches sending additional ruling elder commissioners for one year beginning in May 2020 (number in parentheses is total):
White Springs (2)
Williston (2)
Woodlawn (2)
Alachua (2)
Arlington (2)
Bethlehem (2)
*Churches send additional commissioners to ensure that we have "parity" between teaching elder and ruling elder commissioners. The list changes each year at the Spring Stated Meeting.
The mission of the Presbytery of St. Augustine is to support our faith community so that together we may witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.