Central Nebraska Presbytery met at the First Presbyterian Church, North Platte, on Saturday, June 27. Transitional executive Chuck Traylor preached on how God is doing new things.
The Manual of Operations was amended to add the function of promoting and reviewing the presbytery’s implementation of the church’s commitment to inclusiveness and representation in accordance with G-3.0103 of the Book of Order.
The Transitional Team made a creative presentation about possible functions of future presbytery staffing. The presbytery broke into small groups to discuss the functions. After the presbytery gathered, the Transitional Team led a process of prioritizing these functions.
The Committee on Ministry reported the following actions:
Caroline Price Gibson was appointed moderator of the St. Paul Church, Stephen Price-Gibson of the Broken Bow Church, and Kirwin Stewart of the Lexington Church
Phil Laroe was approved as CRE of St. Paul
Steve Deines was approved as Stated Supply at Axtell
Dawn Black was transferred to Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery; Jim Splitt to Homestead Presbytery; and Caroline Vickery to Redstone Presbytery.
Presbytery viewed a video on the work being done by the Rev. Bob and Kristi Rice, missionaries working at the invitation of the Presbyterian Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The morning’s offering was designated for their work, a ministry that is supported by First Church, North Platte
A responsive prayer was offered to celebrate the mission and ministry of the Loup City Church which is now closed.
Presbytery approved the grant request from the Church Development Fund to the First Presbyterian Church of North Platte in the amount of $26,049.00 for the purchase of a video system.
Council reported that Teaching elder Chuck Traylor’s contract as Transitional Executive was extended to December 31, 2016.
The audit of the 2014 financial statements was received.
Teaching elder Caroline Price-Gibson was elected to the Committee on Minister, class of 2017.
Thanks to the people of First Church, North Platte, for doing a wonderful job of hosting the meeting and serving the refreshments and dinner.
Raymond Meester—Temporary Stated Clerk