Winter Stated Meeting of Trinity Presbytery
Saturday, February, 18, 2023 - 9:30 a.m.
Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia
Meeting Notes
  • Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Due to the length of the meeting, Clerks' Training has been postponed. Clerks will be notified of new date when it is determined.
  • A supplement to the Commissioners' Handbook is being prepared. Links will be sent to to all Clergy and Clerks of Session (for distribution to elder commissioners) shortly.
General Assembly 225
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

“The 225th General Assembly (2022) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved and recommended to the presbyteries, for their affirmative or negative votes, proposed changes in the language of the Book of Order that, if approved, will amend the Constitution.” 

Trinity Presbytery's Bills and Overtures Committee has divided the 33 proposed amendments to be presented for Presbytery action into two sections. The 16 proposed amendments dealing with section "G" of the Book of Order will be voted on at the February 18, 2023 Stated Meeting. The remaining 17 proposed amendments dealing with sections F, W & D will be voted on at the Saturday, May 20, 2023 Stated Meeting.

All Ministers and Elder Commissioners are asked to review the General Assembly (PCUSA) handbook with the proposed amendments in preparation for voting on February 18th and May 20th.
We have limited space remaining for our one-time screening of the documentary, RACE to Be Human on February 6th at 7 pm Eastern. RACE to Be Human is a 45-minute film that showcases young people as they discuss the impact of race and racism on their lives. We will present the film virtually on February 6th, and then have a panel discussion with some of those responsible for creating the film.

RACE to Be Human is a powerful doorway into a courageous conversation about something that impacts all of us––race. You will meet people of all ages––especially young people––from different regions who openly wrestle with how and why we are so separated from each other, the impact of those divisions, and what we can do to heal ourselves and others.

Knowing you are in the midst of transition and leading a congregation, but feeling alone? Not sure how to frame your experience? Not sure how to partner with leadership to walk in the ways of Jesus in this time and this place? Gather with others asking the same questions. Walk with experienced teachers who are guides and fellow questioners. The Art of Transitional Ministry Week 1 focuses on the processes of transition, the context we find ourselves in and the person of the pastor as leader within a system. 
Join our team for The Art of Transitional Ministry, Week 1: 7 weeks from 10:30-1:30 EST, online. Class begins February 16.
2023 Lent Resources Guide
You’ll find everything you need to fully honor and experience the season of Lent. If you are viewing this on your computer or other device, you can click on any title or cover to be taken to the product page on PC(USA) Store. Also, look for the dark blue blocks to download resource samples throughout. You can also email or print this to use for personal research or with committees. 
Click Here.
Trinity Presbytery goes to PAM Music and Worship Conference June 18-24. Join our cohort. 

Caroline Dennis

We have scholarships available and housing arranged.

Healthy Seminarians Healthy Church
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Click the document above for 2023 Healthy Seminarians Lenten Opportunities .
Spring Lay School & Commissioned Ruling Elder Training
MARCH 10-11, 2023 at Presbyterian College  

The registration fees for the Spring 2023 session:

Single: $280    Double: $160  Commuter: $75

The core courses are
Old Testament, Church History, Worship & Sacraments, Polity; the elective course is John.

The registration Packet will be available in mid-February. 

Sponsored by the 5 Presbyteries in South Carolina

Millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
College Scholarships-

Let youth and young adults in your churches know that the PC(USA) supports their formation and education through 2023–2024 scholarships. PC(USA) undergraduate and seminary students are eligible for $4000–$8000 from the Presbyterian Mission Agency through the Office of Financial Aid for Service.

Applications are open from now till May 15, 2023, for full-time students enrolling for the 2023–2024 academic year. For more information see our full-page advertisement in Presbyterians Today.

To apply in English, Spanish or Korean, follow the QR codes pictured or click links below.

The Presbyterian Promise Scholarship is a commitment by Presbyterian College (PC) to recognize students for their merit and affiliation with the Presbyterian Church. PC seeks to develop students academically and spiritually in this signature scholarship. Students who are of members of Presbyterian churches will receive a scholarship for a minimum of $20,000 per year for up to four years—that’s an $80,000 commitment to you.

For more information and to apply visit our site:
Healthy Boundaries Training
An Online Healthy Boundary Training through the Convergence Learning Platform FaithLead will be available in an on-demand format by which clergy and educators can access the course 24/7 and complete it at their own pace. On average most participants finish within 2 weeks while fitting the trainings into full work weeks.
The five- unit course covers Healthy Boundaries in these areas:
  • Pastoral Relationships with Adults
  • Pastoral Relationships with Church Finances
  • Pastoral Self-Care
  • Pastoral Relationships with Youth and Children
  • Pastoral Relationships with Social Media

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate.

Click HERE to learn more.
Save the Date!
New Date and Location!

Participants attending will be able to purchase Sarah Lund’s books at a 20% discount off current sale price. The books will be distributed on the day of the event.

Please contact your church or Presbytery if you need financial assistance to attend.

  • Friday, March 24, 20237:00 PM 
  • Sunday, March 26, 202310:00 AM
  • Fellowship Camp & Conference
  • 457 Camp Fellowship Road Waterloo, SC, 29384

Click HERE for more
The Presbytery office has reopened. However, if you are planning on visiting the office, please call beforehand to be sure the staff member you need to see will be there.

All safety precautions continue to be observed.

The Presbytery Office Hours

9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 a.m. -1 p.m. on Friday

Wednesday- open only for appointments, staff will be working remotely.

Please call ahead if you need to make an appointment for Wednesdays.