General Timetable for Presbytery Meeting Planning:
- 4 weeks ahead – Deadline for docket requests, AV plans, display table requests, Open Space topics and space for any other meeting. Requests should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and need to include speakers/leaders and a brief description of topics/plans. These are vetted by the Presbytery Meetings Working Group.
- 3 weeks ahead – Deadline for print ready material for the packet. Documents should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Please submit a WORD file so that the Stated Clerk may add report titles and page numbers and may tidy up formatting. (Note that the bulk of the packet content is determined by committee leadership and those who submit the reports, not by the Clerk or other Presbytery staff.)
- A site visit is made to the host church sometime during the week of packet production to set room assignments and coordinate all plans. All requests regarding meeting logistics should be submitted to the presbytery office as the Stated Clerk holds overall responsibility for the meeting. These also should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; the Stated Clerk will automatically get a copy of the note.
- 10 days ahead – A “Call to the Meeting” is sent by email and the packet is posted on the presbytery website: www.presbyteryofsf.org. To be sure you are on the email list, contact office at email@example.com. The packet includes a Detailed Docket which each presbytery commissioner should print, reports to be read prior to attending, and lots of other info that may be helpful in preparation and follow-up.
Here are the Presbytery meeting dates and locations for 2018 (Locations and times TBD):
Saturday, April 28, 10am-3pm – Presbytery Day- Valley Presbyterian Church, Portola Valley
Tuesday, June 5, 3:30 pm-8:30 pm with commissioning of G.A. reps- Presbytery of SF office, El Cerrito
Tuesday, September 11- St. John’s Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 13- Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Deadlines for the February Presbytery meeting at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church:
PACKET deadline is noon on Tuesday, Jan 23.
POSTING will be by 5 pm on Friday, Feb 2.
Deadlines for the April Presbytery meeting at Valley Presbyterian Church, Portola Valley
PACKET deadline is noon on Tuesday, Apr 3.
POSTING will be by 5 pm on Wednesday, Apr 18.
Deadlines for the June Presbytery meeting at Presbytery of SF office, El Cerrito
PACKET deadline is noon on Tuesday, May 15.
POSTING will be by 5 pm on Friday, May 25.
Deadlines for the September Presbytery meeting at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
PACKET deadline is noon on Tuesday, Aug 14.
POSTING will be by 5 pm on Friday, Aug 31.
Deadlines for the November Presbytery meeting at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
PACKET deadline is noon on Tuesday,
POSTING will be by 5 pm on Friday,