Blackhawk Presbytery
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



Resources for Sessions and Clerks

The following documents and/or links are helpful for Clerks of Session, Ministers and other church leaders looking for information on a variety of church operation and governance topics.

(Special thanks to those Presbyteries and other authors whose work we borrow)

Annual End-of-the Year Forms, Documents and Links (were mailed to each church in early December): 

     Introductory Letter    

     Churchwide Mission Pledge Form 2020 

     Church Information Update-2020

     Necrology Form for 2019

     Presbytery Meals 2020 (Pre-payment and Ruling Elder Commissioner numbers)

     Terms of Call Report Form-2020 (pdf) (excel)

     Link to Annual Statistics Data Entry 

(You may find the following brief tutorial created by Pittsburgh Presbytery helpful:

Resources for Presbyterian Church Officers - Basic resource for Blackhawk church officers. Includes an extensive print / video list for officer training and "Being Presbyterian"

Annual Session Records Review:
Serving as Clerk of Session - Some tasks and tips for clerk of session from The Presbyterian Leader
Appendix for Handbook for Clerks of Session in the PC(USA) (link to Mission Presbytery document) - lots of helpful forms and templates
Certificates available from: or - search for 'Presbyterian Certificates'
Standards of Ethical Conduct - Approved by the 210th General Assembly (1998) PC(USA)