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Highlights from the Spring Stated Meeting

Surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, the Spring 2019 Stated Meeting of the Synod of the Sun was held on March 25-26. A few of the highlights of the meeting:


  • Having first been presented and provisionally adopted at the Fall 2018 Stated Meeting, the Vision Plan for a new structure of the Synod was presented before this assembly. With a few changes, the Vision Plan was unanimously adopted (read more on our NEWS page HERE.)

  • Dick Powell, President, and CEO of Mo-Ranch told the assembled about the amazing work of this ministry, highlighting the expansion of Mo to the Rio Grande Valley. Our covenant relationship with Mo-Ranch was re-affirmed.

  • Elizabeth Terry Dunning and Sandra Moon from Mission Responsibility Through Investment made a presentation about MRTI's work, highlighting their visit to the Louisiana gulf coast.

  • We celebrated with Solar Under the Sun at their 10th-anniversary celebration dinner and reception, thankful for the work done so far and prayerful for the work to come.

  • The Connecting Committee reported on their initiative of "Come see and go tell", setting up liaison connections between the Synod and the covenant partners.

  • The Equipping Committee asked the Personnel Committee to develop an internship program for a communications student at one of our covenant partner schools to work with our Communication Services Plan. They also came up with some "out-of-box" ideas for our Fall Stated Meeting and IMAGINE event.

  • The Empowering Committee made a motion to approve the creation of a Synod of the Sun Presbyterian Disaster Assistance network, co-sponsored by Mission, South Louisiana, and New Covenant Presbyteries. 

  • A report from the Indian Nations Presbytery Administrative Commission was brought before the assembly. A structure and leadership plan is being formulated, with the AC pondering a time frame of the end of their work.

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