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  • Friday, September 1, 2017 - 1:52pm

    - 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. 

    Cathy
  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:13am
    • Elders discussed ways in which we are encouraging people to allow God’s Word to shape their priorities and actions, and to nurture constant learning and the life of the mind.
    • As requested by the Worship Committee, Session approved communion for all regular Sunday services from September 10, 2017-May 20, 2018.
    • Session voted to accept a gift from the Edward Arters’ Estate for the purpose of establishing a scholarship or student loan program to foster and promote the education of deserving young people.
    • Steve Buxton, Chair of Spiritual Formation, shared information about 40 Days of Purpose, an all-church program which will run from September 17th-October 29th.
    • Session accepted the resignation of Elder Charlene Chapman, effective September, 2017.
    • Elders discussed the resignation of Danielle Kauffman, Director of Children’s Ministries.
    Cathy
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:38am
    • Elders discussed ways in which our congregation is seeking the welfare of the community to which we have been called – devoting ourselves to the poor, seeking justice, and living out the whole of the Great Commission.
    • Session approved a class on “Forgetfulness-Normal Aging or Early Alzheimer’s Disease? Can New Medications Help?” to be offered next November.  This class will be presented by Dr. Cherian Verghese, Medical Director of Keystone Clinical Studies and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University.
    • An Italian-themed fundraising dinner for Banner Elk to be held in Dale Hall on Saturday, June 24, 2017 was approved.
    • Session has called a Congregational Meeting for June 18, 2017 for the purpose of election of church officers and members-at-large for the Congregational Nominating Committee and for the purpose of approving a loan for Rev. Fettig to support his purchase of a home in the Media vicinity.
    • As requested by the Director of Youth Ministries, a proposal for a Media Inter-Church Summer Kick-Off was approved.  This Teen Block Party is scheduled for June 17, 2017.
    • Session voted to spend up to $15,000 of the 2016 surplus of $71,000 to help pay for new air conditioning for the sanctuary.
    • Session approved Lisa VanHeldorf to coordinate the summer music with the same compensation as last summer.
    Cathy
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:05pm
    • Elders discussed how our congregation extended itself beyond its bounds through the establishment of new communities of worship and discipleship, expanding the Kingdom of God.
    • The Confirmation Class was examined and Session voted to receive the following as members of MPC:  Ann Bedell Crockett, Hope Kathleen Graham, John Patrick Hirt, Megan Elizabeth Little, Robert Michael McDonnell, Colleen Marie Meehan, Nicole Louise Torrillo, Jake Robert Van Heldorf, Owen Anthony Vlaminck, Stephanie Meagan Catherine Ayean Walker.  The Confirmation Class was recognized and welcomed by the congregation on April 23rd.
    • Session approved one service for summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day, at 10:00 a.m., preceded by hymn sing at 9:30 a.m.
    • Session approved a Youth Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on June 4, 2017 to help with van rental for Banner Elk.
    • A Special Session Meeting for May 23, 2017 was approved to examine the New Member Class.
    • On the recommendation of the Mission Committee, Session approved two work days in Chester, May 13th and 20th, to help with renovations to a house purchased by World Impact.
    • A letter offering support will be sent to Memorial Presbyterian Church who recently had a fire.
    Cathy
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