Presbytery Gatherings

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

Chanceford Presbyterian Church, Airville, PA







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June Workshop Descriptions

General Assembly Follow-up on Mission Opportunities - Rev. Robert W. Birch

Practical Spiritual Practices - Rev. Scott Szabo

Growing Leadership in Communities of Practice - Rev. Steve Clark

Leading congregations to navigate the changing landscape of our time often leads to frustrated pastors and annoyed congregations. What if a critical skill leaders need is not The Next Best Program, but better awareness of our own behavior in the congregational system? Come and hear about how communities of practice can provide a context for mutual learning that leads toward more faithful and effective ministry.


Stewardship Workshop: The Qualified Charitable Distribution: an alternative to traditional Church Giving - Ruling Elder Dick Witzke

With the increase in the Standard Deduction in the new Tax Bill, a Qualified Charitable Distribution allows taxpayers to make individual retirement account distributions payable directly to a qualified charity without treating the distribution as taxable income.  Learn how to donate to the church and make the contribution from the taxable income side of your IRS Form 1040 instead of the deduction side.  And, you still get to keep all of the new Standard Deduction increase.  You may not have heard much about this distribution because it was just made permanent for the 2016 tax year.

Gathering Information

Host Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessibility - YES

Hearing Enhancement - YES

WiFi Access - YES

Special Dietary Meals - YES upon advance request

Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options Available

Childcare Available- YES

The Presbytery has a commitment to offer childcare at meetings for infants through pre-K when this can be provided safely. Please call the Presbytery office at 717-392-4035 at least 1 week in advance if childcare is needed.  Please click here for child food policy and other childcare information.  


Voting Commissioners:

All sessions are permitted to elect at least 1 Ruling Elder Commissioner.  Churches with memberships over 100 will be represented as follows: 100-299 - 2 Ruling Elders; 300-499 - 3 Ruling Elders; 500-999 - 4 Ruling Elders; 1000-1499 - 5 Ruling Elders & Above 1500 - 6 Ruling Elders.  All other Ruling Elders or members are invited to attend the Presbytery Meeting as guests.

New Commissioner Welcome to Presbytery


Presbytery Gatherings-2018

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:30am - Westminster WC

Presbytery Gatherings-2019

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:30am - Highland
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4pm - Trinity
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:30am - First, Lancaster
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4pm - Wayside
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:30am - First, York


Procedures for Documentation Related to Presbytery Gatherings