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  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:23am

     

    • Session voted to be bound by the guidelines of Seeking To Be Faithful Together:  Guidelines for Presbyterians During Times of Disagreement.
    • Elders discussed how our congregation is intentionally unleashing the ministries of women, men, and people of different ethnic groups who are experiencing God’s call.
    • The Advisory Team reported on their meetings with Reverend Fettig.
    • Session approved the job description for a Director of Children and Family Ministries and the recommended salary range.
    • One service for Consecration Sunday on November 19th was approved.  The service will be followed by a luncheon.
    • Session approved an addition to the Membership Policy which talks about the New Member Class.
    • One worship service on Sunday, October 29th for the conclusion of 40 Days of Purpose was approved.  There will also be a ministry fair and brunch in Dale Hall following the service.
    • Session approved the purchase of new choir robes.

     

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  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:22am
    • Elders discussed the moral expression in our congregation – are we more like the world or more like participants in the values of the Kingdom of God?
    • The Advisory Team shared their goals with Session.
    • Session elected the Officers of the Corporation:  Joe Hare as President and Bill Heidig as Treasurer.
    • Session elected Beth Kalemkarian to a two year term as Clerk of Session.
    • Men’s Breakfast was approved for Saturday, October 28, 2017 with Reverend Wilkerson from Chester Eastside as the speaker. 
    • New Member Class will begin on October 15, 2017 and have six meetings.  November 14, 2017 will be the dinner and examination.  New members will be welcomed by the congregation on Sunday, November 19, 2017. 
    • The following Elders were approved to serve as commissioners to Presbytery:  Chris Blidan, Jeannie Menaldino, Joe Hare, Martha Harriz, Pat Schaal, Paul Tutton, Phil Spencer, Renee Erikson, Rich Erickson, Tom Palmer, Betsy Podrebarac, Frank Podrebarac, Jo Snead, Beth Kalemkarian.
    • Session approved the job description for Nursery Attendant and the suggested hourly rate.
    • As recommended by the Administration Committee, Session approved an adjustment to the previously recommended salary for the Director of Contemporary Music/Worship Leader.
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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. 

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  • 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.
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