Dear Friends, I hope you all are excited for 2016! Our Presbytery’s Committee for Healthy Congregations is again hosting an Elder/Deacon Development Day! (insert uproarious applause here!) In addition to the expected Elder and Deacon breakout groups, there will be a special third group on Safe Church Practices led by Jane Odell from the Synod. […]
ROLL on over, there’s no time to SPARE! Stockton Presbytery Youth are going BOWLING and we want YOU there! When: January 31, 2016 Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm Who: All 6th – 12th Graders Cost: Bowling and Shoe Rental are FREE! Food, drinks, arcade games, etc. are not included. Where: Manteca Bowl 1251 East […]
I am saddened to inform you that our dear brother in Christ, and former Stated Clerk of the Stockton Presbytery, Keith Drury passed away today, November 25, 2014 at 5:21 p.m. His memorial service will be on Friday, December 12 in the afternoon (time TBA) at Central Presbyterian Church, Merced. While we are saddened by […]
This is a copy-ready bulletin-sized insert summarizing the actions of the 221st General Assembly (2014) recently concluded in Detroit, MI. The layout is on two sheets to be copied back to back, then cut in half. Click on this link for a Summary of the 2014 General Assembly from the Presbyterian Outlook.
More Headline News from General Assembly I have sent to the presbytery the letter from the Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons and the Moderator of the General Assembly Heath Rada, and the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Linda Valentine regarding the vote of the assembly on marriage. I am attaching the results of the other […]
There will be a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Manteca Church 9am-noon to discuss some of the issues arising from General Assembly. Please join us.
I realize, dear friends, that I have failed to tell you of the theme of this General Assembly, and that is “Abounding in Hope”. This theme of HOPE is being played out in so many ways, even in the midst of decisions which will bring joy to some and distress to others. You have, by […]
The committees have completed their work. The business of the General Assembly Plenary has begun. And for the first time a consent agenda has been voted; based upon recommendations from committees with a super majority (75%) approval. Over 130 items of business were approved with a single vote! Our commissioners have been working hard in their committees, and now […]
On Tuesday my roommate and I had to struggle to find our own breakfast, since there wasn’t a group breakfast that day we could so easily attend. After dining on a hearty fast food breakfast we had proceeded to our committee meeting. Though our meeting was at 9:30 am we were still extremely exhausted due […]
General Assembly News from the Stated Clerk When I go on a retreat it is usually a two-night, two-day event; a speaker, 20-40 people, lodging and shared meals. When I attend a conference it may extend to three nights and three days; several speakers, workshops, 50-100 (sometimes more) attendees, lodging and shared meals. When the General Assembly […]
Recent Stockton News
- Elder/Deacon Development Day – February 20, 2016 January 19, 2016
- Youth Bowling Night, January 31, 2016 November 23, 2015
- Former Stated Clerk Keith Drury Passes Away November 25, 2014
- 2014 General Assembly Summary (From The Presbyterian Outlook) July 26, 2014
- General Assembly Update for Saturday (From Rev. Nancy Clegg, Stated Clerk) June 23, 2014