• 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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  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:17pm

    Dear Members and Friends of MPC,

    Our Ministry Information Form (MIF), which describes MPC as well as what we are looking for in our next pastor, went live on the PCUSA-Church Leadership Connection (CLC) website on April 10, 2015.  Over the past nine months we have received, reviewed and discussed over 160 Personal Information Forms (PIFs).  These discussions have led to interviews with several candidates.  In November we extended a call to an individual who ultimately felt the Lord was leading him to accept an opportunity at a different church that was closer to his family.  

    We continue to receive and review PIFs from candidates every week.  Some are matched to our MIF through the CLC system and others are referred to us.  In addition to our weekly meetings, we spend many hours reading PIF’s, listening to sermons, contacting references and conducting interviews.  We have interviews with multiple candidates scheduled in January.

    We understand that this period of transition for the church has been long and sometimes frustrating.  When you have given us words of encouragement and support, we have appreciated them.  We are committed to you and to each other and to our Lord, Jesus Christ, to do our very best to work through this process to its amazing conclusion, the next pastor of Media Presbyterian Church.  We are hopeful that we will be able to conclude our search in the coming months, but determined to leave the ultimate timing in God’s hands.  Please continue to pray with us that His will be done.  In the interim we look forward to worshipping, serving and growing together with all of you!

    In Christ’s service,

    Your Pastor Nominating Committee

    Steve Beckley, Stephen Cavicchia, Charlene Chapman, Chris Davis, Renee Erickson,
    Rich Graham, Amy Hofstaedter, Dana Riker Jackson, Rob MacPherson

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 2:45pm

    Join us for our all-church retreat, a weekend of fun, relaxation and learning with others in our church family.

    Hurry! Registrations are due by January 17!

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:43am

    ·         Elders participated in an exit interview for Reverend Stu Ritter with CCL representatives.

    ·         On the recommendation of the Administration Committee, Session approved the Time Off Allowances section of the Personnel Policy.

    ·         On the recommendation of the Administration Committee, Session approved the hiring of the Reverend Dr. William D. Hess II to serve as Supply Pastor beginning in January.

    ·         At the request of the Worship Committee, communion was approved for both the 9:15 and 11:00 AM services from January 3rd - May 27th, 2016 and on Maundy Thursday, March 24th, 2016.

    ·         Session approved changes in membership status:  two to active roll, one to the inactive roll, two deletions from the roll.

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