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Key dates
Mid-October – due date for Proposals to the Annual Meeting of the Synod

Saturday 26th October Proposed Presbytery A informal gathering
(congregations north of the proposed boundary)
Two Wells UC, 34 Gawler Road, Two Wells.
10.30am-3pm. ALL welcome.

Saturday 2nd November Proposed Presbytery B informal gathering
(for congregations south of the suggested boundary)
Saturday 2nd November, 10.30am-3pm
Murray Bridge UC, 1 Narooma Blvd, Murray Bridge
BYO lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

13-16 November – Synod dissolves Transitional Presbytery of SA and new Presbyteries are formed
By 1 December – First meetings of future Presbyteries

Latest news: Transitional Presbytery informal gatherings
The Transitional Presbytery of South Australia Standing Committee is keen that there are gatherings of congregations before the November 2019 Synod meeting in order to:
o Gain a better understanding of the tasks required to form a Presbytery
o Meet your Presbytery colleagues and commence building community
o Identify the values, directions and the likely resources available to your Presbytery
o Identify a pool of people who can provide strong leadership in all facets of your Presbytery life o Look forward and start to shape and create your emerging Presbytery.
At the Transitional Presbytery meeting held 21 September a report and recommendations were presented by the Restructuring Task Group for discussion and comment. While a decision was not sought, those present had opportunity to indicate their level of support for each of the recommendations. The recommendation to establish two geographic presbyteries with a ‘soft’ presbytery border from St Vincents Gulf along Henley Beach Rd, Currie St, Grenfell St, East Tce, Bartels Rd, Flinders St, The Parade, over the hills, north of Norton Summit, Woodside, Harrogate, Mannum, Bowhill, Sandalwood, Kringin and Peebinga to the Victorian Border is strongly supported. This gives a slightly larger number of congregations north of the line, however the proposed presbyteries will have similar capacity for financial and missional sustainability. The RTG, after some minor tweaking of the recommendations, will present proposals at the Nov. 2019 Synod meeting.
Anticipating that the proposals will be adopted at the November Synod meeting, the Transitional Presbytery Standing Committee invites congregations in the proposed emerging Presbyteries to attend “Informal gatherings”.

Proposed Presbytery A

(for congregations north of the suggested boundary)
Saturday 26th October, 10.30am-3pm
Two Wells UC, 34 Gawler Rd, Two Wells
BYO lunch or go via the Two Wells Bakery! Tea and coffee provided.

Proposed Presbytery B
(for congregations south of the suggested boundary)
Saturday 2nd November, 10.30am-3pm
Murray Bridge UC, 1 Narooma Blvd, Murray Bridge
BYO lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

All welcome to attend.
Note: These are NOT formal meetings of the Transitional Presbytery SA.

More information here: TPSA informal gatherings