Clerks of Session Resources

Clerks of Session Resources

ANNUAL CALENDAR BULK ORDER
PCUSA 16-Month Planning Calendars

This 16‐month calendar (starting with September, 2022, and ending with December, 2023) contains many planning aids for pastors and other church leaders. Includes lectionary for Sundays and special days, liturgical days, liturgical colors, resource information for PC(USA) programmatic emphases, updated synod, presbytery and Presbyterian Mission Agency staff directories, color foldout synod/presbytery and world maps. All orders must be prepaid and received no later than Friday, July 15, 2022.

DOWNLOAD THE BULK ORDER FORM


Helpful Information for Clerks of Session:
2019-2023 Book of Order (PDF version)  

Serving as Clerk of Session 

10 Things Ruling Elders Should Know 

OGA Advice on electronic rolls and registers

Rules for Church Records
 
(Clerk’s Handbook 2022) 

Checklist for Sessional Records (revised) 
(minutes will due by July 1, 2022)

Employment Guidance for Sessions and Session Personnel Committees


Bulletin Insert on Presbytery Mission Giving


The Church Treasurer’s Manual

(from the Presbytery of San Jose)

“WHEN WE GATHER” A Book of Prayers for Worship
(from Geneva Press)

Background Checks through Safe Hiring Solutions

**Order Session Minutes Record Books from 
Cokesbury Book Store


FIND OUT INFO ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR CHURCH!
FREE RESEARCH TOOL FROM ASSOCIATION OF RELIGION DATA ARCHIVES (ARDA)
This tool assists church and community leaders in accessing free online information about their communities. The initial map shows the location of other churches in your area and the Community Profile Builder provides you with social, economic, and religious information on the community or neighborhoods you select. Our Community Profile Builder allows you to quickly and easily access social, economic, and religious information about your community. And, it’s free to use!
Visit thearda.com/demographicmap to get started.


Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free Communion Bread


Pure Knead Communion Loaves stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months. Just thaw on the counter the night before use and share. There’s no need to toast this moist, delicious bread before enjoying. Just tear it apart and pass it along. Works well for intinction. Uncut communion loaves will appear more homemade and vary in shapes and sizes.    Communion loaves are just $4 each.
Visit the website for details: https://www.pureknead.com/communion-loaves

 


Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
Protect your church. The CCLI® Copyright License™ ensures your church is covered. Simply and legally. The Copyright License is tailored to your congregational singing activities and provides broad coverage for lyric storage, projections, song sheets, bulletin inserts, instrumental/vocal arrangements and service recordings. Optional rehearsal coverage enables duplication and sharing of commercial audio recordings and custom rehearsal tracks. Optional coverage is also available for streaming or podcasting recorded services. Visit the website for details: https://us.ccli.com


 PC(USA) Form of Government Resources

Book of Order  (PDF download) 2019 – 2023
Book of Confessions (PDF download)
A Guide to Parliamentary Procedure In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 

 Advisory Handbook for the Development of Policies & Procedures  
 Sample Corporation Bylaws