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The Presbytery of the Western Reserve, a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), serves forty-five congregations, one new church development and about 9,200 members in Northeastern Ohio. Bordered by Lake Erie on the north coast, the Presbytery includes the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area, Lorain, Ashtabula, small towns and rural communities.
Assumptions Guiding Our Ministry Together:
God has placed us here in Northeast Ohio.
God has not abandoned the world.
God has given each congregation particular gifts.
Together we are called to be the body of Christ to equip one another for ministry, to be Christ in and for the world.
Linda Badger Becker Selected as Transitional General Presbyter
Click here to see Linda’s bio; we would encourage you to read it and begin to get to know her so that you can more fully welcome her.
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution
Download the proposed amendments to the Constitution approved by the 221st General Assembly (2014) and recommended to the presbyteries for their vote.
Request for Proposals
Presbyterian SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE Grants
The Presbytery of the Western Reserve in Northeast Ohio invites proposals for funding by the Presbyterian Self-Development of People program from local grass-roots groups who are organizing for their economic and social empowerment and to create a more just community. By our support of such efforts we seek to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ, as reflected particularly in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 25.
Click here to view / print a copy of the letter of invitation and the proposal guidelines
Completed proposals for consideration in Spring 2015 must be returned to the Presbytery office by Friday, January 30th at 4:00p.m