The Call for the STATED MEETING of
The Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Please "ARRIVE" BY 5:50 p.m.)
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, this will NOT be an in-person meeting. Instead, we will host a “virtual” meeting, via ZOOM. For a “Virtual Meeting Guide” with easy-to-use instructions on how to participate, please Control +Click on the following link: Virtual Meeting Guide. (NOTE: BE SURE YOU HAVE UPDATED TO ZOOM 5.)
To assist in our planning for this meeting, it is important for us to know who will be participating and in what manner they will “join" the meeting (via ZOOM or via telephone) in advance of the meeting. To register for the meeting, please Control+Click on the following link: REGISTRATION
Please fill in the requested information by Tuesday, February 9. It is VERY important for us to know about EVERYONE who will be attending - ministers, commissioners, other presbyters (GC or Ruling Elder Member, CP, Corresponding Member, CCE, TP, Staff) and visitors (includes NTP). If you wish, you may submit this information on behalf of others in your church.
Our Presbytery meeting materials are now available through our website. You have two options for downloading the documents. You can download each individual document by clicking o nthe individual links OR you can download the entire document as one file by clicking on the “Complete Voting Docket” link. (Please Note: If you download the individual documents, they will not have the page numbers at the bottom.)
To get started, please click on this link . Click on “Presbytery Life” and then click on “Presbytery Meeting”. You can download and/or print the documents for the meeting for yourself and any other commissioners and/or attendees from your congregation you wish to assist in this process. (Please Note: If we have the name and email address for all the commissioners from your congregation, they will each receive this email.)
START TIME NOTE: Meeting participants should “arrive” by 5:50pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Please have your own communion elements ready and with you at the beginning of the meeting.
SPECIAL NOTE: There will most likely be an addendum coming out on February 8th, so stayed tuned for that additional information.
PLEASE NOTE: The link for the Zoom Invite for the meeting can be found in the “Call” email. You also email the presbytery office (email@example.com) for the link.
Options for Zoom Assistance:
A “Zoom Assistance” video is available below.
If you have questions, you may join the Presbytery’s “Coffee Fellowship” Zoom call on Tuesday, February 9th at 10:00am. Please email the presbytery office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need the link to this Zoom gathering.
Tech Assistance is available from Granger Odum (618-694-2268).
How to Use Zoom
Virtual Meeting Guide - CLICK HERE
February 11 Stated Meeting Materials
To view and download a file, simply hover your cursor over the file. Two icons will show up on the right side. Click the EYE icon to see the document, click the DOWN ARROW icon to download the file.
The Presbytery exists for the purpose of being an agent in and an enabler of the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ on behalf of the concerns and needs of those who live within its bounds. The Presbytery holds and reaffirms, within the context of its commitment to the Church universal, a special commitment to the basic principle of Presbyterian polity (F-3.00) and that the nature of Presbyterian order is such that it shares power and responsibility (F-3.0203). This means that the relationship between the Presbytery and its member congregations is a
two–way relationship – prophetic and pastoral; leading and responding . . . . Therefore, we expect God’s call to action and reflection to come from congregations and Presbytery Committees, from teaching elders and ruling elders, from sessions and General Council.