PRESBYTERY OF NEW YORK CITY
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE
The Executive Presbyter (EP) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Presbytery of New York City who is responsible for the administrative operation of the Presbytery and supervision of its staff. As part of a team, working with the staff and the Presbytery at large, the EP is responsible for leading programs of reconciliation and spiritual renewal in a time of change and for exercising pastoral concern for clergy and congregations so that the mission of the Presbytery can be accomplished.
The EP is called and employed by the Presbytery and is accountable to the Presbytery for the implementation of Presbytery decisions through its governance and by its staff.
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Presbytery of New York City
Stated Clerk Search
The Presbytery of New York City is seeking a permanent Stated Clerk. For more information, visit their website at www.nycpresbytery.org or the PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection for more information and instructions.
Should you have difficulty with the committee's email address SCSearch@presbynyc.org please call the presbytery office at 212-870-2221 ext. 4 or contact Ruling Elder Lloyd R. Johnson, Chairperson of hte Stated Clerk Search Committee by via email, phone or text (Home 718-379-6342/Mobile 347-782-1156).
Healthcare Committee Postpones Providing Recommendation to the Board of Directors for 2014 Medical Dues
Voices from throughout the Church have been responding to communications by the Board of Pensions about a potential restructuring of healthcare dues for the Medical Plan Traditional Program for active members. From pastors to mid council staff to churches and other employers, we have heard many voices through many channels. We want you to know that we are listening.
The Healthcare Committee has decided to reconsider portions of its proposal to better accommodate the thoughtful and heartfelt concerns you have raised and consider alternatives that seek to better balance the needs of all -- members, dues payers, and the plan itself. While the original medical dues recommendation and contribution assumptions were based on financial information available to the Board in October 2012, the year-end financial position of the Medical Plan is better than was anticipated. Although very good news, the lower-than-forecast expense-to-revenue ratio is not a total cure for the many challenges that face our Medical Plan. However, it will help in the design of a new proposal, as the overall cost-increase projections have lessened slightly.
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A CONSULTATION ON THE FORMATION OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES/HOSPITALITY HOUSES
MAY 19-22, 2013
STONY POINT CONFERENCE CENTER
A conversation among practitioners and dreamers who are trying to create intentional, intergenerational, alternative Christian Communities. This is not a "Let's start a movement" event. It is designed to support one another in sharing, problem solving and learning from each other about our specific contexts.
This is a conversation for practitioners and dreamers who are creating intentional communities that are:
Nurturing Christian Practice
Providing radical alternatives to dominant U.S. culture
Residential and non-residential
Supporting Young Adults who are exploring faith and vocation
Seeking to live the Gospel faithfully in the world
This is designed to be a consultation, not a conference. We are inviting those who are experienced in community formation, those who are attempting to start new communities, and those who are in the dreaming stage.
The Consultation will be facilitated by Rick Ufford-Chase, Rob Fohr, Karen Hernandez Granzen, and Jin S. Kim. Meeting style will be “Open Space” and heavily dependent on the participants and the movement of the Spirit.
The cost of the consultation is $280 for shared double accommodations or $400 for single accommodations and includes all meals.
There are a limited number of scholarships at $140 for young adults with limited financial resources through the Allison House Endowment.
Ground Transportation for those who fly into Newark Airport between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., subsidized shuttle service is available for $50 per person each way. Free pick-up from the Nanuet Station of the NJ Transit or the Stony Point Bus Stop. Tell us your transportation arrangements so we can pick you up.
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REALIZING THE DREAM: 50 YEARS AFTER
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ~ VERONA, NJ
The Compassion, Peace and Justice Work Team of the Presbytery of Newark is holding a conference to promote health, economic and racial justice in our communities. Realizing the Dream: 50 Years After will be on Saturday, May 18, 2013 beginning at 8:30am and ending at 1:00pm. The conference will be held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 10 Fairview Avenue ~ Verona, NJ.
On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speech, issues he identified remain unresolved. Join us to Discuss how we can do justice, promote wellness, and deepen race relations in our communities. Come and Engage in workshops concerning healthcare and economic issues, and racial justice.
The leaders for the conference are Ruling Elder Rick Ufford-Chase, Co-Director of Stony Point Conference Center in New York and Former PC(USA) General Assembly Moderator; The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Director of PC(USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC; and The Rev. Bernice Warren, Executive Director of Chester East Side Ministries in Chester, PA.
The conference is free and open to the public and will povide your lunch. Donations will be accepted. Advance registration by May 10th is suggested in order to reserve your lunch.
For more information on the conference, phone the presbytery at 973-429-2500, Ext. 5, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit their website at www.newarkpresbytery.org.
NEWTOWN UPDATE FROM SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND PRESBYTERY
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ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED MINISTERS, THEIR SPOUSES OR SURVIVORS (ARMSS) CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 8-11, 2013
The 2013 Association of Retired Ministers, Their Spouses or Survivors will be having their annual conference on October 8-11 at the Hilton Northeast Atlanta. The theme of the conference is Come 'B' Present.
The hotel is located at 5993 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard ~ Norcross, GA 30092 and their phone number is 770-447-4747.
For more information on the conference or for registration materials, please contact Ginny by phone at 615-426-1545 or email at email@example.com.
The What Now? Marriage Equality for Presbyterians and Everyone Else has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 9:00am-3:00pm. The confernence is being sponsored by The First Presbyterian Church of New York City, Covenant Network of Presbyt…
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Rev. Emrys Tyler wrote a short piece entitled The Flood or Why the PC(USA) Is In her Current Predicament.
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January 24, 2013 |
Welcome to the updated Synod of the Northeast website! We welcome you to browse through the site and see what is different! If you have any questions on navigating the page please feel free to contact Nancy Lomberk at 315-446-5990. We look forward…
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