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1013 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
United States


The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Meeting Updates

March 2013 Presbytery Highlights

Seattle Presbytery

From Kathy Lueckert, Stated Clerk
  • Chartered a new congregation, First Taiwanese.  Chartering service is April 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.
  • Authorized the Coordinating Council (through Property and Finance) to negotiate leases for the Bethel property (with Seattle Area German American School) and for the Beacon Hill property (with Torah Day School)
  • Viewed a new video from the Catalyzing Missional Communities Committee
  • Heard from mission co-worker "Rita Johns" about ministries in Central Asia
  • First reading of proposed changes to the presbytery bylaws to permit affiliate membership in the presbytery for congregations separating from the Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Heard recommendations from Bills and Overtures regarding proposed Book of Order amendments.  Voting on the amendments will take place at the May 2013 meeting.
  • Authorized the moderator to appoint an administrative commission to negotiate separation agreements with the Wabash, Adventure of Faith, and Maple Valley congregations, as requested by the congregations
  • Authorized the moderator to appoint an administrative commission to close Living Faith Presbyterian Church (formerly Renton First), at the request of the congregation 
  • Installed Rev Dr. Vonna Thomas as moderator of presbytery, Ruling Elder Karen Cunningham as vice moderator, and Ruling Elder Kathy Lueckert as stated clerk.
  • Approved candidates for ordination, Nicole Chilivis and Kurt Heineman.