Grey Presbytery Closing Presentation Pt 1

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This presentation was shown on June 23 2009 at the closing dinner of Grey Presbytery. Grey Presbytery members will become part of Northern Waters Presbytery as part of the restructuring of Toronto Conference. This is the first part of the presentation that highlights some of the presbytery's history. This is part 1

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Grey Presbytery Closing Presentation Pt 1

  1. 1. 1925 to 2009 – show in 3 parts Part 1
  2. 2. Prepared for the closing of Grey Presbytery of Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada June 23, 2009 By Janet Iles
  3. 3. Grey Presbytery’s 1st meeting makes front page news 103 preaching points Met Tuesday, September 15, 1925 at Knox United Church, Owen Sound Reported in the Owen Sound Daily Sun Times, September 15, 1925 p. 1 & 4 & September 16, 1925 p. 1 & 3
  4. 4. Agenda of 1st Meeting of Grey Presbytery • Morning – opening speeches & constitution of the court • Rev. D. N. Morden and Rev. Lloyd Smith. representing the interests of General Council, spoke in the afternoon
  5. 5. Agenda – 1st Meeting of Presbytery • Afternoon – Request by Banks & Gibralter to go into Simcoe Presbytery – Request by Cedarville & Hopeville to keep student minister – Request by Rev. A.J. Orr (Annan) for change of pastoral charge – Discussions re keeping of congregational records and Presbytery expenses, such as mileage
  6. 6. Agenda (cont.) • Evening –appointment of committees –election of officers
  7. 7. First Presbytery Officers 1925-1926 Rev. C. Elmer Kenny Chair Rev. P. T. Pilkey Rev. Dr. J. B. Fraser secretary treasurer
  8. 8. First Presbytery Committees • Home Mission and Social Service: Rev. W.J. Scott, convener, Revs. Edward Baker & S.C. McCormick & Peter Muir & W.W. Stephens • Foreign Missions: Rev. W. R. Clements, convener, Revs. A.P. Latter and A.J. Orr; John Legate and Dr. W.D. Staples
  9. 9. First Presbytery Committees • Religious Education: Rev. J.L. McInnis, convener; Revs. R. A. Spencer, H. Howey; James Shaw, W.H. Miller • Benevolent Funds: Rev. A.C. Eddy, convener; Revs. J.E. Anderson, C.H. Forth; James Patterson, M. Snetsinger
  10. 10. First Presbytery Committees • Candidates for Ministry: Rev. F.N. Bowes, convener; Revs. Robt Heydon, Dr. J.B. Fraser; Dr. G. H. Guy, Wm. Martin • Maintenance & Extension: Rev. W.J. Gallagher, convener; Revs. W.H. Smith, Thos. Laidlaw, J.E. Peters; J.H. Packham, D.A. Ferguson, J.A. Cruickshank
  11. 11. First Presbytery Committees • Statistics: Rev. Dr. J.B. Fraser, convener; Rev. A. Bushell & Secretary • Printing & Supplies: The secretary, convener; Sydney Marin, James Shaw
  12. 12. First Presbytery Committees • Church Property: Rev. P.T. Pilkey, chairman; Revs. C. E. Kenny, J.W. Johnston; Messrs. Homer Reid, James Douglas
  13. 13. Did you notice that the members of Grey Presbytery in 1925 were all men?
  14. 14. End of First Year Stats # of members 10,707 # under pastoral care 21,915 # in Sunday Schools 8,233 Value of Church properties & investments $975,025 Total amount raised in congregations $205,758 “Presbytery – United Met at Durham” Flesherton Advance September 29, 1926. digital image
  15. 15. So this is Presbytery? Rev. Paul Dempsey 1986 Ministry & Personnel
  16. 16. So this is Presbytery? Laurie McKnight-Walker Christian Education
  17. 17. So this is Presbytery? John Anderson 1986 World Outreach
  18. 18. So this is Presbytery? Rev. Herb Wonfor Communications
  19. 19. So this is Presbytery? Rev. Doug Kaufman 1986 Chairperson
  20. 20. So this is Presbytery? Willard Thurston Secretary
  21. 21. Presbytery – March 17, 2009 Markdale United Eating is an important part of Presbytery gatherings. Thanks to all who have prepared those delicious meals.
  22. 22. Presbytery – March 17, 2009 Markdale United
  23. 23. Presbytery – March 17, 2009 Browsing at the book table.
  24. 24. Presbytery – March 17, 2009 Markdale United Ron Thompson (secretary) & Rev. Dr. Brian Goodings (chair) prior to the beginning of the meeting.
  25. 25. Last Presbytery Meeting Temple Hill, May 22, 2009 Worship is an important part of our Presbytery meetings.
  26. 26. Book Examination Day 2009
  27. 27. Grey Presbytery Resource Centre Muriel Lush, Herb Wonfer, Helen Boyce, Pat Painting Heidebrecht & Margaret Nix Shelves Official Opening of Resource Centre September 20, 1988
  28. 28. Grey Presbytery Resource Centre 1992 – Muriel Lush new shelving; at work at desk
  29. 29. Grey Presbytery Resource Centre 1992 – Rev. Hans Skoutajan & Rev. Hans Rev. Brian Goodings Skoutajan leading study Visitors from Sarawak & Massie
  30. 30. Grey Presbytery Resource Centre Betty Robinson, Rev. Wells Robinson & Ruth Lodge Isabel Hewitson 1994 – Open house Elizabeth Lundy
  31. 31. Resource Centre Board Roger Smith & Jack Lovering, Roger Smith 1999 Marilyn Parkin Muriel Lush 1996 Elizabeth Lundy, Betty Heathers, Isabel Hewitson 2003 Kay Gordon, Betty Heathers
  32. 32. Isabel Elizabeth Hewitson Lundy & Roger Smith Joyce McLean Rev. David Shearman
  33. 33. Workshops “Writing my Story, Sharing My Faith” with Glenys Stow November 26, 1998 Irene Boyle, Glenys Stow Glenys Stow, Donna Mann, Pam Hopwood
  34. 34. Workshops Visitation Workshop – “Hello in There” Workshop for Church Pastoral Visitors April 21 2008 with Rev. Chris Miller
  35. 35. Workshops “Writing the Sacred” Rev. Ray McGinnis with Michael Henkel
  36. 36. First time Toronto Conference Annual Meeting held outside Toronto – June 1940
  37. 37. Toronto Conference @ Dundalk 1998 (seated) Nancy Monteith, Diane Dier, (standing) Bonnie Patterson, Shirley McGregor McCuaig
  38. 38. Toronto Conference @ Parry Sound 1978 Rev. Ken Muriel Lush Cliff McCleland (First), Tanner & (Temple Hill), Hillis Burnside (Westside), Muriel Lush Rev. Paul Dempsey Ruth Rose (Annesley) (Markdale), Doreen Hill (Hepworth)
  39. 39. Ordination 1990 -- Rev. Cathy Hird 1994 -- Rev. Marilyn Leuty
  40. 40. Ordination Rev. Gerry Kerr 2003 Elizabeth McKinlay 1984
  41. 41. Ordination 2005 – Rev. Nancy Monteith 2007 – Rev. Leslie Searles
  42. 42. Ordination 2009- Rev. Heather McCarrel
  43. 43. Commissioned 2007 Betty Lou McNabb
  44. 44. Received as Lay Pastoral Ministers 1993 Gus 2006 Rosanne 2008 Melinda Pendleton Judge Cornfield
  45. 45. The end of part 1

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