The January meeting of the Session was held on January 10th.  The following are the highlights from that meeting.

   The Treasurer presented the proposed budget for 2016.

-   Giving for 2015 was down $ 4676 from the previous year.

-    The proposed budget for 2016 is a balanced budget.

- The budget for 2016 was adopted by unanimous vote.

 Lizz Savard reported that the Elder Nominating Committee will be seeking nominations from the congregation in the next few weeks.

- It is important that anyone who would like to participate as a Session member see one of the committee members.

- Members of the Elder Nominating Committee include; Lizz Savard, Rosie Sanislo, Norma Capone, Hank Saeger and Roger Meyer.

 Sheri Patrick was approved as the nursery attendant.

 There was a discussion of the need for a Junior Church program.

- The current nursery program is not appropriate for the older, school age children.

-  Junior Church program may be needed.

-  Whatever program we develop needs to be a spiritual experience for all children in grades 1 - 4.

- The Session decided to table the issue until the February meeting in order to gather more information and discuss the issue with Rev. Worth.

 The Buildings and Grounds committee reported that the kitchen remodel has begun.  The contractor hopes to be done by the end of February

 The Fellowship Committee reported that it is waiting until Rev. Worth comes to discuss Wednesday night suppers.

- There are plans for a Potluck Supper in February.  There will not be an announcement until we know when the remodel will be done.

 The Outreach Committee did not meet during the holiday season, but reported on current activities.

- Melinda Lowe is collecting money for the Community Kitchen

- Beth Hibbard is doing Snack Packs.


The next Session Meeting will be February 21, 2016.


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