Statistical Reports must be completed by Feb. 20

Click here for the link to the Presbyterian Church (USA) website that includes Frequently Asked Questions.  The Presbytery Office cannot change membership numbers, rather church membership numbers are based on the successful completion of this report.  Churches are responsible for completing the annual statistical report. The membership numbers reported to the General Assembly are the basis for each church’s Per Capita Assessment; the membership numbers reported for 2019 are the basis for the 2021 Per Capita Assessment.

If you have questions or need help with your reports, contact Maureen Wright at 304-744-7634 or

A Note about the Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire

In December, PC(USA)’s Research Services emailed the 2019 Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire to all Clerks of Session for whom they had email addresses. Shorter than previous years’ surveys, it is four pages and takes about 12 minutes to complete. The deadline for submission is Feb. 14. If you did not receive the email, please click here.

2020 Listening Events

The dates for the 2020 Listening Events, which include Session Record Reviews reviewing 2019 minutes, have been set. Ed Thompson, Rocky Poole and Maureen Wright will host these events. Each gathering includes time for review of session minutes, treasurer talks, and an opportunity to share concerns with members of the Presbytery staff. The dates, times, and locations are:

  • March 15 – Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m.
  • March 18 – Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, South Charleston, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 22 – Beckley Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m.
  • April 1 – Edgewood Presbyterian Church, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 15 – Waverly-Bethel Presbyterian Church @ Bethel Chapel (7132 Old St. Marys Pike, Waverly), 6:30 p.m.
  • April 19 – Clarksburg First, 3 p.m.
  • May 3 – Elkins area, 3 p.m.

Please remember that those churches with ruling elders approved to serve communion at their churches of membership cannot be authorized for the following year unless the session minutes are reviewed.

Those churches who have not submitted a print or electronic copy of their Manual of Administrative Operations, sexual misconduct policy, and child and youth protection policy are asked to bring a copy to the record review or email the Stated Clerk.