*Date Change for Winter Presbytery Meeting*
The Strategy Team and Staff of Charleston Atlantic Presbytery met on Jan 12 and decided to CHANGE THE DATE OF THE CAP WINTER MEETING. The meeting previously set for Saturday, February 26 will now be held on Tuesday, March 22 and will be in person at the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery Office at 4701 Park Place West in North Charleston (accessed from Chesterfield Road at Durant Ave.). Lunch will be served.
Sessions are asked to encourage their commissioners and their pastors to be fully vaccinated. HR and at-large members also are so encouraged. Masks will be required of all regardless of vaccination status, except when addressing the plenary from the podium or designated microphones. Masks may be removed to eat or drink, but everyone is encouraged to be mindful of the proximity of other people.
By attending the meeting, the participants are representing that they have not been recently exposed to COVID-19 and that they are free of symptoms. Sessions are encouraged to elect alternate commissioners to be ready to attend presbytery meeting in case of illness or other circumstances that prevent a commissioner from attending. (This is a good practice regardless of there being a pandemic!)
The reason for the change is the desire to hold and in person meeting versus the “omicron spike” which seems to be rising in our area. It is hoped that by March we will see a downward trend that will make attendees more conformable attending an in-person meeting. The switch to a Tuesday meeting is to avoid conflicts with some previously scheduled events in March, such as the SC Lay School and the annual Small Church Conference. It also balances out the Spring meeting in May being held on a Saturday this year for the SC Convocation.
(And yes, we realize that the spring equinox will have passed two days before; but for our purposes, it is still the Winter Meeting)
Feel free to contact the Stated Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.