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At the February 22 Presbytery Meeting, the Mission Interpretation Ministry Team is asking each congregation to make a pledge to Shared Mission of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly.  Each of these councils conducts mission. The Presbytery trains and equips leaders for ministry. Your mission dollars also support ministry with youth and young adults on the college campus and in the city of Detroit (Barnabas Youth Opportunities and the Second Mile Center).

Video of our Thika Partnership Team's Visit to Kenya

Not to be missed! Our presbytery 's Thika Partnership team visited Kenya for a Partnership conference. ...

Slideshow of the Installation Ceremony on January 28, 2014 at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Detroit. Photos by Bob Ponder.

Among the major actions taken at the January 28, 2014 meeting of the Detroit Presbytery was the installation of the new Moderator and Vice Moderator. During a worship service that included the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and the recognition of travelers to Thika Presbytery in Africa, Presbytery installed Ruling Elder Harold Ellis as Moderator and Teaching Elder Judy Shipman as Vice Moderator for 2014.

The Book of Order has been changed to require overtures from presbyteries to have a concurrence from at least one other presbytery. The overture part must be verbatim, but the rationale can be changed at will. This is an opportunity to draw greater interest in the work of the General Assembly. G-3.0302d.

From the perspective of the Presbytery of Detroit, it can be an opportunity to engage sessions in the work of the GA. Therefore, we propose the following Coordinating Cabinet Policy:


The Coordinating Cabinet will receive and consider requests from sessions to endorse overtures submitted to the General Assembly. It will receive such recommendations

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