REPORT OF THE PRESBYTERY COUNCIL
January 24, 2014
To Trinity Presbytery meeting with Elmira Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Longview, TX
on February 21-22, 2014
The meeting was opened with a prayer offered by the Rev. Rusty Rustenhaven.
Present at the meeting were; Shannon Martin (Christian Education), Rusty Rustenhaven (Judicial), Pat Terrell (Missions), Brian Martin (Finance), Don Nunn (Ordained Clergy), Mary Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Probationers), Fredy Diaz (Moderator), James Cantey (Vice Moderator) and Paula Hayes (Stated Clerk). Visiting were the Rev. Jeff Gehle, Elder Marvin Terrell and Rev. Mark Davenport.
A brief report was given by the Taskforce on Nueva Vida.
The Council met with the Rev. Mark Davenport of the Kardia Fellowship in Tyler. As an update: a 3’x12’ banner has been purchased; the first church service is scheduled for March 9, 1024. After being “up and running” for three months, the fellowship hopes to pay its own utilities. From the beginning, they plan to send 7% of their income to the Presbytery for their apportionment and 3% of their income to OUO.
The Pastor Retreat at Buffalo, Texas on October 3-4, 2014 was briefly discussed.
The cost of insurance was discussed with no recommendations made at this time.
MEETING DATES, TIMES AND SITES FOR 2014:
GENERAL ASSEMBLY: June 20-24, 2014 in Chattanooga, TN
MISSION SYNOD: APRIL 11, 2014 In Marshal, TX
JANUARY 24, 2014 - Huntsville
AUGUST 15, 2014 - Huntsville
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
JANUARY 25, 2014 - Huntsville
AUGUST 16, 2014 - Huntsville
FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014 Elmira Chapel CPC
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2014 Antioch CPC
A closing prayer was given by Rev. Fredy Diaz.
Respectfully submitted, Paula Hayes