Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Registration: Open until day of meeting
Location: ZOOM Meeting
Presbytery of San Francisco meets
Tuesday, May 12th, ONLINE from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Dear Presbyters and Colleagues,
We look forward to seeing you soon, online. In these times of hardship and trial it is so important to gather and encourage one another with the faith, compassion, and commitments we share. At our May 12th meeting we will celebrate the amazing work our congregations have done recently: adapting, creating, helping people in need, and learning how to be Church in a radically changed world. We will also be blessing and freeing some urgently needed funds to support the continued ministry of our congregations.
As a Matthew 25 Presbytery, we hear our denominational vocation to build congregational vitality, dismantle structural racism, and eradicate systemic poverty. These may seem tall orders in a time such as this. But they are more important than ever. We trust that God is still calling and guiding us to these crucial tasks, and we pray for guidance and wisdom.
This meeting of our presbytery will focus on congregational vitality. There is so much to celebrate! And so much more to be done. Bring your stories of gratitude and your hopes for our future, as we do the work of the church together.
There is also much to celebrate as we bless, thank, and say goodbye to Jeff Hutcheson who has served as our Presbytery Pastor for Mission and Vision. He prepared us so well for this moment, when all can agree we are truly “building the airplane while flying it.”
This is our first online meeting. Register for our May 12, 2020 ZOOM Presbytery meeting below. Please familiarize yourself with the official guidance “How to Use ZOOM for our Presbytery meeting” and “First Time ZOOM set-up”
We will also have three ZOOM OPEN SPACES prior to the Presbytery meeting, so to allow for questions and dialogue around a few items on the docket.
Finally, please join us for a test-run, where we can familiarize you with important features of zoom, go over our procedures, and address issues arising from the online format. This will be held on Tuesday, May 5th at 6 PM. Please respond by emailing Rochelle at
In these strange times, we belong to God.
Rev. Talitha Amadea Aho, Co-Moderator
We look forward to this gathering in the presence of the Living God!
Presbytery Meetings Working Group
Mission & Vision Leadership
Presbytery of San Francisco
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REGISTER FOR ZOOM Meeting (Password protected)
WELCOME & GUIDE FOR COMMISSIONERS AND VISITORS -Everything you ever wanted to know about presbytery meetings.
PRESBYTERY MEETING MINUTES (Password protected)
REPORT- SECTION I- DOCKETED MOTIONS
REPORT- SECTION II- CONSENT DOCKET MOTIONS (Password protected)
REPORT-SECTION III- OMNIBUS MOTIONS
OPEN SPACE ZOOM
COVID-19 Emergency Relief Assistance Grants Weds, May 6th at 3 pm OR Friday, May 8th at 1 pm
OPEN SPACE ZOOM
South Hayward Parish Property Weds, May 6th at 1 pm OR Friday, May 8th at 3 pm
OPEN SPACE ZOOM
Personnel WG conversation about next steps Friday, May 8th at 2 pm
Link to May 12, 2020- CONSOLIDATED PACKET (with hyperlinks) Detailed Docket and Reports (DOCKETED Motions, CONSENT Docket Motions, OMNIBUS Motions) (Password protected)
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For questions or concerns regarding the Presbytery meeting information above, please email our Stated Clerk