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  • Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:56am

    ·         Elders received revised church bylaws for review.

    ·         Session approved the selling of items for Mission Committee approved mission causes without Session approval unless it is associated with a worship service, in which case special approval from Session must be obtained.

    ·         Session approved Louise Naismith to act as Cara Cavicchia’s liaison as she comes under care of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.

    ·         Session approved Tom Jackson to act as John Chaffee’s liaison as he works toward ordination.

    ·         On the recommendation of the Administration Committee, Session approved the Personnel Policy, effective June 1, 2016.

    ·         On the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, Session voted to call a Congregational Meeting for June 5, 2016 after the 10:00 a.m. service for the purpose of electing church officers.

    ·         On the recommendation of the Youth Committee, Session approved the job description for the Youth Coordinator for Banner Elk.  

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  • Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:52am

    ·         Session approved hosting the meeting of the Philadelphia Presbytery on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 2:00-7:00.

    ·         Session voted to endorse Cara Cavicchia coming under care of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.

    ·         Session voted to call a Special Session Meeting for Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. to examine the Confirmation Class.

    ·         At the request of the Worship Committee, Session approved the one service schedule beginning on Sunday, May 29th through Sunday, September 4th.

    ·         At the request of the Mission Committee, Session approved a fundraiser for Banner Elk, an Italian-themed dinner to be held at Media Borough Hall on May 22, 2016.

    ·         On the recommendation of the Administration Committee, Session voted to discontinue Larisa Forest’s employment at the church, effective May 22, 2016.

    Cathy
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  • Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:51am

    ·         Session approved, as recommended by the Worship Committee, one service at 10:00 a.m. for the summer, beginning date to be determined.

    ·         At the request of Children’s Ministry, Session approved the position of Vacation Bible School Coordinator for this summer.

    ·         At the request of Member Care, Session approved the New Member Class to run from April 3  to May 8th on Sunday mornings, with reception on May 15.

    ·         Session approved communion at Harvey Cedars, Reverend Passante to officiate.

    ·         On the recommendation of the Youth Committee and the Administration Committee, Session approved changing the Director of Youth Ministries to a half-time position with Liz Remelius serving in that role until the end of the school year during which time the position will be evaluated.

    Cathy
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  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:12pm
    • Session approved Monthly Grief Support Groups to be led by Susan Young beginning on January 24th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month.
    • On the recommendation of the Spiritual Formation Committee, Session approved two Sunday classes:  “Ministry of Presence – Practicing the Art of Listening and Supporting Others” to be offered for eight weeks beginning January 24th at 11:00 a.m. and “Discovering God’s Vision For Your Life:  Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” to be offered beginning on April 4th at 11:00 a.m.
    • A budget of $835,000 was approved for 2016.
    • On the recommendation of the Administration Committee, Session approved the following items of the Personnel Policy:  Full time employment status will be defined as 35 hours/week.  Beginning 2017, employees will be required to be employed for 30 hours/week to qualify for healthcare benefits paid by the church.
    • Session set the Annual Meeting for February 7th at 10:30 a.m. (between the services).
    • On the recommendation of the Administration Committee, Session approved the Administration Committee’s request for approval to conduct a thorough evaluation of the church’s current staffing model which will include the Committee’s endorsement for a model that best fits our current needs and budget confines.  This will include the recommendation to allow Cathy Brod to assume and assess responsibilities for the current Administrative Assistant position from 1/4/16-3/31/16 with respective compensation.

    2016-01-12 Session Minutes

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