October 19, 2014

The following items were discussed at the Session Meeting held on October 19, 2014:


  • Carol Green was received into membership.
  • The PNC Nominating Committee presented the proposed list of PNC members.  The PNC members will be voted on at a Congregational meeting on November 2nd.
  • The minutes of the September 10th Session meeting were approved.
  • The 40th Anniversary of New Hope Church was discussed.  The Wednesday Night Supper was well attended and it was great hearing stories of the founding of our church.  The Strengthening Committee will report back to Session with recommendations for the February 23rd anniversary.
  • The Session had a preliminary discussion of budget issues for the rest of 2014.  It was decided that we would put a hold on the expenditure of funds except for the general maintenance of the building and grounds until we call a new pastor.
  • Session is still looking for an adult or student to work with our older youth.
  • The PW reported that the yard sale brought in approximately $400 for the General Fund.  The Outreach Committee will make recommendations on doing this again in the future.
  • The Outreach Committee reported that the Snack Pack program is on track and thanks everyone who contributes to the project.
  • The Session discussed the possibility of reducing the number of members on the Session and revamping the committee organization.  This will be discussed in full at the November meeting.
  • The Session decided to implement a stewardship program for the 2015 budget year. This would be completed by Thanksgiving.  More information to follow.
  • Marilyn Suber was elected as our representative to the Presbytery meeting on November 11th.
  • The Strengthening Committee reported that there will be no potluck dinner in November or December. The annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Marilyn Suber is requesting church members to bring in blank, stamped Christmas Cards to be distributed to service members.
  • The Session voted to authorize the PW to ask the congregation to participate in a PW Thank Offering on November 9th.
  • The Finance Committee reported that it is beginning to prepare recommendations for the 2015 budget.


The next Session meeting will be November 9, 2014.


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