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 November Presbytery Meeting

The Presbytery of Blackhawk held the November 9, 2021 stated meeting on Zoom. Our new Presbytery Moderator, Rev. Dr. Richard (Skip) Shaffer was installed as was Pastor Laurie Walker as Vice-Moderator for the coming year. The new presbytery year begins with new committee members also installed to their various assignments. The Assembly affirmed by vote the decision to dissolve the congregation of Galena Westminster Presbyterian Church, giving thanks for their 175 years of faithful witness to Jesus Christ. 
The Visioning Task Force led the learning opportunity and with an overview of their work, an introduction to the concept of liminality and a discussion of the transitions we are facing in our lives, congregations, and communities. (See scope and proposal accepted April, 2021)
MEETING DOCUMENTS (in alphabetical order)
For all reports in docket order in a single pdf, CLICK HERE
For all supporting documents in a single pdf, CLICK HERE
     Welcome to Blackhawk Presbytery - A guide for those who are considering a call
     and/or entering Blackhawk Presbytery
Finance and Property Committee Report - no report
Presbytery Assembly Planning Committee - no written report
Trustee's Report:
     Treasurer's Report:
Visioning Task Force (scope and proposal accepted April, 2021)
Information to guide meetings:
    Seeking to be Faithful TogetherGuidelines for Presbyterians in Times of Disagreement
     Parliamentary Procedures: The Ranking Motions (excerpted from PCUSA's: A Guide to Parliamentary Procedure, 2014)