Blackhawk Presbytery
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



2016 February Presbytery Meeting

The Presbytery of Blackhawk met on February 9, 2016 at Rockford Third Presbyterian Church.

Worship at Presbytery was led by teaching and ruling elders from the Greater Rockford area, celebrating the occasion of Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) and The Lord's Supper. Music in worship reflected this context of celebration in the form of The Mardi Gras Ensemble featuring Mr. Leon Whittington, (vocals) Mr. Harlan Jefferson (soprano and alto saxophone), Ms. Elaine Jacoby (piano), Mr. Joseph Leber (percussion), Mr. Don Vandercreek (washboard), and Mr. Stephen Bowie (clarinet and rhythm guitar). In addition, Lu Willsey, long-time organist at Third Presbyterian Church provided accompaniment. The Lord's Supper was celebrated by intinction.


  • Rev. Christina Berry provided information to help churches host informative events for their church and community regarding "End of Life Issues - Engaging in Important Conversations". 
  • Local Members of the Presbyterian Earth Care Network presented background information related to an Overture to General Assembly (2016) that proposes PC(USA) Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies.