Blackhawk Presbytery
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 476
Oregon, IL 61061
779.771.2088 (general inquires)
779.771.1896 (Transformational General Presbyter / Stated Clerk)



2021 June Presbytery Meeting

The Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Blackhawk was held on June 8, 2021 via Zoom.  
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In our continuing series highlighting the three focus areas of the Matthew 25 initiative, we welcomed our special speaker, Rev. Dr. Alonzo T. Johnson, of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. His presentation focused on addressing the root causes of poverty. Small group discussions followed.
Rev. Dr. Johnson is the Coordinator for the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People Program (SDOP). He has 25 years of experience in urban, congregational based organizing, youth/education, creative arts, peacemaking, anti-racism, anti-poverty, anti-violence and social justice ministries. Rev. Johnson was pastor at an urban congregation in Philadelphia for almost 12 years and has worked as a volunteer chaplain in prison ministry for 9. He is also the Convener for the PCUSA’s Educate a Child Initiative.

Congratulations to the Ten Blackhawk Churches who will receive the

2020 Six for Six Award


Documents will be posted as they are made available (they will be underlined).

MEETING DOCUMENTS (in alphabetical order)
For All Documents in Docket Order in a single pdf, CLICK HERE 
Minutes -- June 8, 2021 Stated Meeting (unapproved)
Committee on Preparation for Ministry Report - no written report
Council Report: Council recommends to assembly that all levels of the current pulpit supply remuneration schedule be  increased by $25. The following schedule includes this increase to preaching minimums (mileage is extra):
  • Churches under 100 members: $125.00
  • Churches from 101-250 members: $150.00
  • Churches 250 and over: $175.00
  • Second service on the same Sunday: $50.00
Finance and Property Committee Report - no written report
Nominating Committee Report - no written report 
Presbytery Assembly Planning Committee - no written report 
     Treasurer's Report:
Visioning Task Force 
Information to guide meetings:
Seeking to be Faithful TogetherGuidelines for Presbyterians in Times of Disagreement
(excerpted from PCUSA's: A Guide to Parliamentary Procedure2014)