In June of 2015, the Synod of the Northeast at the request of the Presbytery of Newark voted to assume original jurisdiction. That vote became effective in August of 2015. Since that time, long hours and much hard work has gone into helping the Presbytery of Newark work through its various challenges. And now the long awaited day has come!
During our Presbytery Gathering on Saturday, February 10, 2018, we received word through Rev. Anita Wright, our Synod Commissioner, that original jurisdiction had been returned to the Presbytery of Newark. The full administrative Commission was dissolved, and a smaller Administration Commission with limited jurisdiction was put into place for specific matters.
At our May 12 Presbytery Meeting, we will have the chance to recognize and thank the members of the Administrative Commission in person. Please plan to be part of that thanks-giving!