The Presbytery of Wyoming is 28 churches spread over the 97,000 square miles of beautiful landscapes and horizons. We are more than "church as usual." We are partners committed to making Christ know by caring, connecting, and challenging one another.
2020 Presbytery Meetings
April 24-25, at the Table in Casper
The meeting on April 24-25 has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions on public gatherings.
No new date has been set at this time.
September 25-26, Location TBD
The 224th General Assembly (2020) Goes Virtual
While we mourn first and foremost with those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, there’s a lot of other loss in the pandemic-afflicted world.
Because of unwillingness to risk exposing communities across the nation to the potential danger posed by gathering so many in one place as early as June—and the unlikelihood that the venue will even be available—the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly decided this week that the 224th General Assembly (2020) will be conducted electronically. The assembly will convene on Friday, June 19, to elect a moderator and vice-moderator or co-moderators, and resume to conduct other business on June 26–27, thus allowing the newly-elected to be brought up to speed with the technology in the intervening days.
Among those to be consoled when it comes to the demise of the usual format for General Assembly (GA) this year, we are sad for commissioners and advisory delegates who were looking forward to a very different experience, and certainly also for the wonderful folks in the Presbytery of Baltimore who for years have been working diligently to welcome us to their beautiful city.
The traditional committee process will not take place this time around, but those who were appointed as committee moderators and vice-moderators will continue to function as the Assembly Committee on Business Referral. COGA has identified a list of business to be considered in this pared-down assembly, based on items identified as “core and critical to our governance and ecclesiology.”
According to this plan, most business will be referred to the 225th General Assembly (2022). Among the items that are proposed to be acted on this year are the election of the Stated Clerk (J. Herbert Nelson, II, has been nominated by the search committee for a second, four-year term), confirmation of other leaders, nominations, and budgets. Special committees slated to report to this GA would be dismissed with thanks, and consideration of their reports delayed until 2022. Information, including minutes and reports requiring no action, will be received. And a couple of items of particular concern to mid councils are on the action list: the continuation of the administrative commission for the Synod of the Covenant, and a proposal for an administrative commission with the authority to consider proposals to change mid council boundaries between assemblies.
Other decisions still to be tackled by COGA include how to include some aspects of a normal GA that are non-business related (such as the exhibit hall, Bible study, and worship). Stay tuned.