Please bring non-perishable food items to the meeting,
as an offering to the Food Pantry that serves
Wood River and Alton, Illinois.

Don’t forget your Presbytery Resource Returns

LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church
2550 Rock Hill Rd, Wood River, IL 62095

Directions available by clicking here.
Commissioners and Guests Register here.

  • There will not be a lunch offered, however snacks will be provided.
  • Childcare is available, upon request from early registration.
  • Please contact Leigh Porter, the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy Office Manager, if you have any questions, at (314) 772-2395, ext. 112 or email her at

Tentative Gathering Schedule

12:30 p.m. – Registration & Fellowship

Please preregister here.

1:00 p.m.    Call to Order

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Small Group Discussions

on Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order

  • Proposed new Directory for Worship (for the Book of Order)
  • Ministry Titles (Minister of Word and Sacrament or Teaching Elder)
  • Child Safe Policy
  • Who can be at the Lord’s Table
  • Renouncing jurisdiction.

2:00 p.m.   Business Meeting Begins

Reports received from

  • Vision Team
  • Acting Stated Clerk
  • Mission and Outreach Team
  • Congregational Vibrancy Team
  • Admin Support Team
  • Committee for Representation and Nominations
  • Transitional Presbytery Leader

New Business, if any

3:00 p.m. Worship with Lord’s Supper

4:00 p.m. Benediction

Stated Meeting Gathering Papers

Upcoming Gatherings

Date                                                           Location

Saturday, February 11th  First Presbyterian, Kirkwood
Thursday, April 27th     LoveJoy United Presbyterian, Wood River
Thursday, August 31st First Presbyterian, Washington
Saturday, November 4th Oak Hill Presbyterian, St. Louis