To the Members of the PCUSA Household of Faith in Cincinnati,
Who are we? What is God doing around us? How do we join God's work?
For two years, particular congregations within the Presbytery, and Presbytery Council itself, and the Congregation Development Task Force have been wrestling with these questions.
The engagement has sparked renewed interest and enthusiasm at Presbytery meetings and greater networking among congregations and pastors. Now we move into the second phase of Transformation 2.0 with General Presbyter Nancy Kahaian.
Nominating Committee notes an increase in the numbers of teaching and ruling elders saying “Yes” to service within the Presbytery structure. We are not trying to fill all thirty-eight+ vacancies in the organizational chart. For 2016-2017, we seek to maintain our current volunteer staffing levels with elders interested in making a positive difference in our shared, mission-directed lives together.
We need your prayers for our work, due by September 13, the next stated meeting of the Presbytery. We also need your suggestions of persons with interests and gifts for serving on these missional units:
If you have recommendations, please contact one of us:
Ruling Elder Frank Martin (Winton Hills)
If you have suggestions for the Congregational Development Task Force or Nominating Committee, please contact the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Yoda, chair of the Presbytery Council, which appoints members to CDTF and nominates members of the Nominating Committee.
We thank you in advance for your encouragement and participation in this process.
In closing, we recall the first words of Psalm 96 (The Message)
Sing to God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing!
Sing to God --worship God!
The Nominating Committee