Blog Post by the
Rev. Dr. Craig Howard
Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
Transitional Leader

 On Thursday the Presbytery Gathering will take place, and it is going to be a big one! If you are wondering if you should attend, the answer is yes! At this Gathering we will meet our new Designated Associate Presbytery Leader, Vanessa Hawkins. Also, we will vote on moving the presbytery office to a new home. There will be motions tweaking the presbytery design, as well as new ways to invest in mission and communities. There will be an examination for candidacy, and voting on new members for teams, committees, and commissions. Furthermore, we will present these ideas in a new format that we hope will be efficient, informative, and motivating.
The Presbytery Gathering will begin at 1:00 with a pre-session regarding the sale of the presbytery office building. We will then have a time of fellowship as we enjoy cake from the History Team, while celebrating the 200th year of the presbytery of Missouri. Business begins at 2:00, and we will end with dynamic worship.
The volunteers at Washington Presbyterian church have worked hard to prepare a wonderful setting for our gathering. The presbytery staff is looking forward to receiving your registration, and meeting you in person. Each congregation will receive the book, “Waking Up White,” so they can participate in a presbytery wide book conversation.
Whew! A lot is happening in Giddings-Lovejoy! I am glad that you are a part, and I strongly encourage you to come out and join us!
Rev. Craig M. Howard


  • Posted August 29, 2017 5:20 pm
    Emmy McClelland

    I plan to attend the meeting at Washington Presbyterian as part of the COLA presentation. Emmy

  • Posted August 30, 2017 6:54 pm

    Regerested and looking forward to The Gathering.

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