Session Highlights for August 2017

- Elders discussed how we are helping children and others new to the Christian faith to discover Jesus and grow in their understanding and love of God’s Word.

- As requested by the Administration Committee, Session approved the position description for Director of Contemporary Music/Worship Leader and permission for the Administration Committee to hire someone to fill the position with the suggested annual compensation.

- Session scheduled examination of newly elected Elders and Deacons for Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. and ordination/installation of officers for Sunday, September 10, 2017 at both services.

- The Administration Committee will be working to fill the vacant position of Director of Children’s Ministries.  In the interim Jeannie Menaldino and others are working to recruit Sunday School teachers and ensure the children’s program is ready to start up on September 10th.

- A note of appreciation was expressed to outgoing Session members for their service:  Becky Bailey, Shirley Bishar, Charlene Chapman, Chris Davis, Tom Jackson, Kate Meehan, Louise Naismith, and Dave Powell.

- On August 3, 2017, representatives of the Philadelphia Presbytery attended a Special Session Meeting.  After the meeting they offered several recommendations.  One of them was the formation of a select group to offer advice, guidance and support to the Senior Pastor.  This Advisory Group is comprised of six currently serving Elders and has held its first meeting with Pastor Fettig and will be meeting on a routine basis.  Other recommendations included assigning Reverend Ted Mingle as a mentor/coach for Pastor Fettig and Session planning several leadership retreats beginning this fall.