Presbytery Gathering Preview
The Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse will hold a stated meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at Faith United Church of Oswego, 12 Mark Fitzgibbons Drive, Oswego, NY 13126. The gathering will begin with registration at 2:00 p.m. with the call to order at 3:00 p.m.  
From 2:30 to 3:00 pm there will be a time for a Q&A with Communications Coordinator Sarah Buckshot as well as a time for sharing Good News and Announcements.
Things to know:
  • Childcare is available by reservation. RSVP to by Wednesday, August 7.
  • Dinner will be served at a cost of $8.00 payable at registration. Requests for special dietary needs should be made to by August 7.
  • Internet service will be available.
  • Requests for excused absences should be sent to by August 9.
  • Names of new commissioners may be sent to for nametags by August 9.
  • The gathering may be recorded and pictures will be taken.
  • Dress comfortably. The sanctuary and fellowship hall are not air conditioned.
Things to anticipate:
  • Greetings from our new Resource Presbyter, the Rev. Karen Chamis
  • Election and installation of a Stated Clerk
  • A "first read" of the proposed budget for 2020 (per capita remains $38.50)
  • Examination of two Inquirers who are transitioning to the status of Candidate Under Care
  • Granting the status of Honorably Retired to the Rev. Dr. Peter Shidemantle
  • Saying "Godspeed" to the Rev. Dr. Craig Lindsey as he transitions to Arizona
Presbytery gatherings are important opportunities to do business together, to worship together around Word and Sacrament, to learn together, and to connect with and engage in "one-anothering" with our sisters and brothers from throughout the Presbytery.
2020 Draft Budget First Read 8-13-19 (print for best viewing)