WV Presbytery meets in Maxwelton

By RealWV staff,

Presbyterians from across West Virginia gathered in Maxwelton at Clifton Presbyterian Church last Thursday.

The Presbytery of West Virginia meets four times per year–once virtually and three times in churches around the state. The meetings are rotated geographically around the state. Approximately 100 people attended the meeting at Clifton from places such as Elkins, Beckley, Williamson, Logan, Huntington, Clarksburg, Charleston, Parkersburg, and more.

“Many times the meetings are held in larger churches, like the one I used to belong to in Huntington,” said church officer Litz Jarvis of Williamsburg. “It was wonderful for a small church to host, because most churches in the Presbytery are small churches.”

Dawn Adamy, Moderator, called the spring meeting of the Presbytery to order promptly at 10am. Following preliminary business under the leadership of State Clerk & Interim General Presbyter Maureen Wright, attendees heard an educational report.

Former commissioners to General Assembly, the denomination’s biennial gathering to consider denomination-wide business, talked about what it was like to serve as a commissioner. Folks in the pews also asked questions about their committee assignments, the process, travel, and more. General Assembly is being held in Utah this summer.

Rev. Dawn Adamy, center, moderates the spring Presbytery meeting as Maureen Wright and Pam Ferrell attend to the clerk’s business. Photo by Larry Davis.

The meeting then moved to a joint worship service, with the sermon given by Rev. Isaiah Kim of Hinton Presbyterian Church. He preached about the arrival of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, sharing his background as a Korean Presbyterian who is now living and working in the United States.

The O’Cafe, located at WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, provided lunch for all attendees. Following an hour-long break for food and fellowship, the business meeting began. Major items of business include building projects, summer camp at Bluestone, sharing “good news from the pews”, and a financial report.

The Presbytery of West Virginia belongs to the Presbyterian Church USA, an international denomination composed of more than 1.1 million members. The PCUSA is in full communion with several other denominations including the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Korean Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Christ, and more.

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