Wednesday, March 25 2015 @ 02:56 PM EDT by Maha Faragalla, Views: 37
The meeting was held at the Warren Point Presbyterian Church in Fair Lawn. Every effort was made by the Pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Leininger, his staff and volunteers to organize the meeting and welcome the presbytery members.
Rev. Jeffrey Leininger led the Worship Service and the preacher was Rev. Dr. David Davies, pastor of the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton. The sermon was entitled “The Mammon of Injustice”.
The Business Meeting started as scheduled and the agenda was approved.
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Below are the highlights of the proceedings:
- Upon MOTION properly made and SECONDED from the floor, Presbytery VOTED to DIRECT the Presbytery Council to include a financial report at every Stated Meeting.
- Upon MOTION properly MADE and SECONDED from the floor, Presbytery VOTED to POSTPONE until the June 16, 2015 Stated Meeting [an amendment to the Standing Rules proposed by the Board of Trustees], pending further clarification of the rationale.
- Presbytery VOTED to ADOPT a motion that instructed the “Trustees, Property and/or Finance Committee” to produce “within sixty days... a full and comprehensive report detailing all of the income and expenses related to the sale of the First Presbyterian Church of Wood-Ridge, the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewater, the West Side Presbyterian Church of Englewood, and the First Presbyterian Church of Garfield, and any real estate sales that have occurred in the last five years. ... This report shall be published to every congregation, Teaching Elder, and Ruling Elder Commissioner registered for this Stated Meeting of March 17, 2015, and other commissioners to the Presbytery.”