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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:04am

    ·         Jacob Bancroft, new Director of Youth Ministries, was introduced to Session.

    ·         Session accepted a bequest from the estate of Sandra Dunn Cherry to be used for mission work in the city of Chester.

    ·         A Congregational Meeting is called for December 11, 2016 at the conclusion of the 9:30 a.m. service for the purpose of electing Tom Jackson to fill the unexpired term of an Elder in the Class of 2017.

    ·         The New Member Class was examined and received.  They were recognized and welcomed by the congregation on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

    Cathy
    Session Blog
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:29pm

    How wonderful of our good Father God to bless us with His spiritual gifts in and through one another.  What an amazing provision for His body, the church.  We are celebrating a spiritual gift that God, through His Holy Spirit, has given to us through His beautiful servant, Peg Harris. 

    Many years ago, when Peg was riding the train to Philadelphia for work every weekday, the Holy Spirit began to give her devotional thoughts to write.  She was His faithful scribe, and when she retired, she collected those writings into a binder.  Now she is sharing them with us by means of modern technology. 

    In the midst of this process, Peg remembered that when she was a girl she had wanted to be a writer, and she remembered the verse "Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart."  Psalm 37:4

    Cathy
    Devotionals
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:36am

    •             Elders and Deacons held an Officer Retreat on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Franciscan Spiritual Center.  Reverend Fettig led the retreat as officers focused on living a balanced life as disciples of Jesus, practicing active listening, cultivating a new culture at MPC, plans for Consecration Sunday.
    •             Session accepted a $100,000 bequest from the estate of John Clement as a “Fund for Urban Mission.”
    •             On the recommendation of the Worship Committee, Session approved communion at both services through the summer.
    •             On the recommendation of the Administration Committee, Session approved requesting donations from the congregation to give Christmas gifts to the staff.
    •             Administration updated Session on progress with the staffing model with particular discussion about the youth director position.

    Cathy
    Session Blog
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 3:57pm
    • There will be an Officer Retreat on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Franciscan Spiritual Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    • New officers will be examined on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the beginning of the Session meeting.  Session approved Sunday, September 18, 2016 as the date for ordination and installation of officers.
    • On the recommendation of the Spiritual Formation Committee, Session approved the following classes for the fall:  Daniel study – 9:30 a.m. Sundays, September 11th – December11th  - taught by Kate Meehan, Betsy and Albert McKeone; Walking Like Jesus Did – 11:00 a.m. Sundays - taught by Andria Kaskey; Luke study – Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m., beginning September 21st -taught by Steve Buxton; Faith in Film – Wednesdays following Luke study - taught by Kim Shimer.
    Cathy
    Session Blog