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Representation

The Committee on Representation advises Presbytery and its committees and teams on principles of inclusiveness and participation to ensure fair representation among leadership, staff and volunteers. Its mission supports the mandate of the Book of Order (G-3.0103):

“The councils of the church shall give full expression to the rich diversity of the church’s membership and shall provide for full participation and access to representation in decision-making and employment practices (F-1.0403). In fulfilling this commitment, councils shall give due consideration to both the gifts and requirements for ministry (G-2.0104) and the right of people in congregations and councils to elect their officers (F-3.0106).”

The section “Participation and Representation” (G-3.0103) further notes that:

“Each council shall develop procedures and mechanisms for promoting and reviewing that body’s implementation of the church’s commitment to inclusiveness and representation. Councils above the session shall establish by their own rule committees on representation to fulfill the following functions: to advise the council regarding the implementation of principles of unity and diversity, to advocate for diversity in leadership, and to consult with the council on the employment of personnel, in accordance with the principles of unity and diversity in F-1.0403.A committee on representation should not be merged with another committee or made a subcommittee of another committee.”

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Presbytery of Southern New England
P.O. Box 388, Chester, CT 06412

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