Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Presbytery Assembly at Nineveh Presbyterian

scroll down for Proposed Agenda and papers

Saturday September 16, 2017 Stated Presbytery Assembly Notice

To the Church Commissioners, Council Elders and Committee Chairs, Commissioned Lay Pastors, and Minister Members of Presbytery:

On Saturday September 16 the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley will be hosted by the Nineveh Presbyterian Church, phone (607)693-1919,  The church on State Route 7 Nineveh NY 13813  Parking is on both sides of the church.

Registration is from 8:30 - 9:30 am, with worship at 9:00 a.m. and the business meeting call to order at 9:40.  Complimentary beverages and refreshments will be available during registration.  Business will finish before lunch.  Lunch is available for $7.  The Lunch menu will include deli platters, potato salad, macaroni salad and a small salad bar, with cake for dessert and beverages.

Our Assembly offerings this year are normally divided evenly between the PC(USA) special offerings and local ministry needs, but for this meeting, it will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and a designation to be announced at the meeting.  Checks should be made to  "Nineveh Presbyterian Church". 

In addition to each pastor and lay pastor attending, each church is expected to send a ruling elder commissioner to presbytery assembly.  If the regular ruling elder delegate cannot attend, an alternate should go instead. Please email requests for excused absence to: statedclerk(at)

On September 8 reports and papers for the presbytery assembly meeting will begin to be posted and can be accessed online at:  then click Login.   You may need to have the presbytery user name and password to be able to open the files

Once logged in the papers are at  and click the link for the September 16, 2017 meeting near the top of the page.

Please print or save your papers to your computer in advance as only limited Internet will be available at the church.   

Rev. Dr. James F. Martin, Stated Clerk


Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley Assembly

Proposed Agenda Saturday September 16, 2017

Nineveh Presbyterian Church

State Highway 7, Nineveh NY 13813



8:30 - 9:30AM  Registration                                       

9:00 AM  Worship (40-45 min) 

..........Today's Offering is divided half and half between Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and a designation by the Nineveh Church Make checks payable to "Nineveh Presbyterian Church"

  [Times marked with  *O.D.  are Orders of the Day and will be honored unless the Assembly extends the Docket by a Motion or postponement to a Special Assembly]

 9:40 AM Call to Order / Prayer / Declaration of Quorum / Welcome by Host Pastor & Facility

Introductions of First Time Commissioners, Guests and Seating of Corresponding Members

Introduction of New Business  &  Approval of the Agenda [#1] and Consent Agenda [#2]

9:50 Committee on Nominations[#3]

10:00 Ethiopian Partnership Team[#4]

10:15 Christian Nurture Team [#5]

10:30 Presbytery Cabinet Report[#6]

            2018 Budget - First Reading [#7]

10:45 Stretch Break

10:55 Committee on Ministry   [#8] 

11:25 Report of Stated Clerk [#9] 

11:30 New or Unfinished Business

11:45  Sharing Good News and Announcements  (15 min)

               [ These will be ministry and mission oriented sharings.   Announcements pertaining to fund raisers/dinners, etc. should be shared by a written handout on the registration tables rather than verbal advertisements. ]

12:00 *O.D.  Adjourn with Lunch

 “The Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley lives to serve and encourage congregations as we together seek to be faithful to our calling in Jesus Christ.”

Moderator, Ruling Elder George Budine                            Vice-Moderator, Teaching Elder Robert Peak

Cabinet Chair, Teaching Elder David Johnson                    Stated Clerk, Dr. James Martin


                                               2017  Assembly Dates

Nov  18 (3rd Saturday )  Cincinnatus

                                               2018  Assembly Dates  - being approved today - all locations open

all are Saturdays             February 24             May 19               September 29                 November 17