Blackhawk Presbytery
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



2018 February Presbytery Meeting

The Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Blackhawk was held on February 13, 2018 at Belvidere First Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, Associate for Worship- Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Mission Agency, presented a first look at the soon to be published revised Book of Common Worship and highlighted the newly revised Directory for Worship, offering suggestions for using the 'Compass' and the 'Map' in worship. In addition to these two resources, Gambrell has also been instrumental in the development and publication of the Glory to God Hymnal as the author of numerous hymn texts.
Gambrell will be returning to lead a one-day seminar on June 11 at Stronghold: "Effective, Creative Uses of the Revised Directory for Worship and the new Book of Common Worship, specifically for: 1) Service for the Lord's Day, 2) The Christian Year, and 3) Other Events in Pastoral and Congregational Life. MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND!


The Presbytery has concurred on three different overtures to be presented to the General Assembly next June. 
     1. Composition and Responsibilities of the Session—From the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois. (OVT-028)(Document)
     2. On Directing the Board of Pensions and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation to Divest from Fossil Fuel and Actively Invest in Securities That Focus on Renewable Energy—From the Presbytery of Hudson River. (OVT-006)(Document)
     3. On Amending the Directory for Worship - From the Presbytery of Wabash Valley (Document)
Business Affairs Committee:
Committee on Preparation for Ministry Report - no report
Nominating Committee Report 
Personnel Committee Report - no report
Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center Committee Report - verbal report   
Treasurer's Report