Blackhawk Presbytery
Wednesday, April 21, 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 April Presbytery Meeting

The next Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Blackhawk will be on April 13, 2021 at 9:30 am via a Zoom video conference. Information to join a Zoom meeting is shared with those who receive e-Connections. Check here to subscribe.
Welcome Kathryn Threadgill to Assembly Meeting
Our Matthew 25 focus for 2021 Presbytery meetings continues this month with our special guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Kathyrn Threadgill, addressing the topic of Congregational Vitality, one of the three arms of the initiative. Kathryn is the Associate Director of Theology, Formation and Evangelism for the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
She attended Montreat College, PC(USA) on a soccer scholarship. There she obtained her B.A. majoring in Bible and Religion with a concentration in Youth Ministry. Kathryn went on to study at Columbia Theological Seminary for both her Masters of Divinity and her Doctorate of Educational Ministries degrees. Her thesis explored why youth today are not experiencing the wonder of God in worship. As a minister of the Word and Sacraments, Kathryn has served churches in Greensboro, NC. and Mobile, AL. She is the beloved daughter of Ollie Rix and Dorothy Threadgill, and has twelve siblings from all over the world. Kathryn enjoys oil painting, wood working, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with the people she loves. 
Please invite other members of your congregation to join us for her presentation followed by breakout discussions.
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
Seven Marks of a Vital Congregation - will form the basis for Rev. Threadgill's presentation and following discussion 
Council Report
     1. Council submits the following as nominees to the Nominating Committee:
          Spencer Lawrence, Minister of Word and Sacrament, class of 2023, first term
          John Walker, Minister of Word and Sacrament, class of 2023, first term
     2. Council moves adoption of: Policy for the Use of Proceeds of Dissolved Congregations 
Finance and Property Committee Report - no report
Nominating Committee Report - no report
Presbytery Assembly Planning Committee - no written report
Trustee's Report:
     Treasurer's Report:
Visioning Task Force Proposal
Information to guide meetings:
    Seeking to be Faithful TogetherGuidelines for Presbyterians in Times of Disagreement