The vision of the Church of Scotland is to be a church which inspires the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.
The Presbytery of Gordon is committed to:-
It is hoped that each member of Presbytery will play his or her part in the running of Presbytery. Ministers are expected to serve on two committees, Convenors of Committees serve on their committee and the Business Committee. Elders serve on one committee but can serve on up to two depending upon their interests. Corresponding members are welcome to share in the work of the committees of the Presbytery and should express their desire to serve to the Clerk.
Whilst it is common practice for Committees to meet prior to the main meeting of Presbytery, committees are reminded that if any report is to contain contentious or complex material, that information should be sent out in the Presbytery mailing in order that Presbyters can have time to examine the details of the report. All material to be sent out should be in the hands of the Presbytery Clerk a week before Presbytery. If attendance at committee meetings is impossible please submit your apologies to the Convenor in good time.
Presbytery meetings for ordinary business will be held on the first Tuesday of the month. The meetings start promptly at 7.30pm except in June when it begins at 7.00pm.
Presbytery welcomes students for the full time and auxiliary ministry, readers and trainee readers at the June meeting of Presbytery, which is always preceded with the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Special meetings of Presbytery are arranged by appointment of Presbytery or are called by the Moderator and intimation will be given in such cases.
Our meeting schedule for the remainder of the year is:-
October 2017-Tough Church
November 2017-Ellon Church
December 2017-Inverurie West Church
February 2018-Inverurie West Church
March 2018-Inverurie St. Andrews Church
April 2018-Foveran Church
May 2018-Meldrum Church
June 2018-Udny and Pitmedden Church
The Presbytery is responsible for ensuring that church discipline is followed, by that we mean the law of the church is upheld and that common practise is followed.
Concerns or complaints should be raised first with the Presbytery Clerk who may alleviate concerns with advice or if required will then refer the matter to the Business Committee to deal with. There are guidelines for making complaints and this is available from the Clerk.
The Presbytery holds registration for all the congregations under its banners and this registration is broken into four purposes:-
It is important that congregations keep the information they gather either on computer or on written file securely and safely and do not hold information longer than is required.