Presbytery Matters

The Presbytery of Port Phillip East web page

About the Presbytery

The Presbytery is a key council of the Uniting Church in Australia. Congregations send their Minister and representatives to this council. Just as your church council has relational oversight of your congregation, the Port Phillip East Presbytery has relational oversight of 78 congregations. The relational oversight the presbytery seeks to offer, has your minister and representative as part of it. Presbytery is not central office nor is it part of an hierarchy. As a part of a series of interrelated councils we have specific responsibilities such as proposing candidates for ministry and ordaining them. Other responsibilities are the pastoral oversight and discipline of ministers, and congregations as well as mission strategy and management of regional resources.

In order to do these required tasks we need representatives who are able and willing to do more than attend a meeting once a month. Presbytery representatives are expected be part of committees or task groups as well as participate in deliberations of the presbytery. Congregations which do not have representatives are miss out on participating in critical and exciting decisions. Congregations need to support their minister in the fulfilment of their induction vows to participate in the wider work of the church. Your voice needs to be heard, your contribution to the wider work of the church is crucial. Get active!

Ensure you have an active participating Representative and that your Minister is part of this Council.

News from the Presbytery

See the latest copy of Newsbeat

To see earlier Newsbeats, please visit the Presbytery Newsbeat Archive

A Variety of Events

Click on this link to see information on this PPEP Event (and many others) : http://www.ucappep.org/newsbeat/events/

Also look at the Notices page on the website for important media releases and Presbytery instructions : http://www.ucappep.org/newsbeat/notices/

UNITING WORLD LATEST

I also subscribe to UnitingWorld newsletter and there has been a recent edition focussing on Japan. At the end of the newsletter there is reference material for use in services which may be of interest to those leading worship. There are also some different ideas on fundraising for the recent natural disasters both here and abroad. You may wish to subscribe in your own right if interested in the material contained in the newsletter. http://unitingworld.cmail4.com/t/ViewEmail/r/71D762ED5207E37A/1D93CDEFC07F201CF6A1C87C670A6B9F

Presbytery Prayer Calendar

The Presbytery has asked each church congregation to pray for one of the members of presbytery each week. The PresbyteryPrayerCalendar has been transcribed from the Presbytery pages for this purpose. (It is currently waiting updating for 2015).

Reports from Presbytery Meetings

These are from our representatives to Prebytery, meeting either in council, or in task or regional meetings.

Date

Link

13 Jul 2013

PresbyteryReport20130713

25 May 2011

PresbyteryReport20110525

27 Apr 2011

(no meeting)

23 Mar 2011

PresbyteryReport20110323

23 Feb 2011

PresbyteryReport20110223

25 Nov 2010

PresbyteryReport20101125

27 Oct 2010

PresbyteryReport20101027

22 Sep 2010

(not available)

25 Aug 2010

(not available)

28 Jul 2010

PresbyteryReport20100728

23 Jun 2010

PresbyteryReport20100623

26 May 2010

(no meeting, due to Synod)

28 Apr 2010

PresbyteryReport20100428

24 Mar 2010

PresbyteryReport20100324

24 Feb 2010

PresbyteryReport20100224

25 Nov 2009

PresbyteryReport20091125


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