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Highlights of August 27 Session Meeting

Stated Session Meeting Highlights

August 27, 2018

  • Mark Hinchcliff opened the meeting, held in the session room at the church, with prayer. Paul Cannaday led the group in devotions.
  • The treasurer, Henry Moore, reported on the checking account balance and the Morgan Stanley account balance (figures available at church).
  • Monica Stevens reported on the August presbytery meeting noting the resignation of Steve Earles. FPC will host the February, 2019 meeting.
  • Mark reported the following:
    • Services at FPC 08/05/2018, two services and home visit/communion and extended table to Kings Grant residents on 08/06/201.
    • Successful Back2School event held. Twelve locations served approximately 3000 students. Discussions are underway to smooth out wrinkles in the program next year. 
    • Shared information about the successful family outing led by Sarah Krauss held at Lee Ford Camp Sunday, August 26. 
    • Reviewed the Disciples Study and plans for the next class beginning in early October.
    • Discussed the Safety and Security Policy that has been developed. Denny Casey and Mark Hinchclilf will lead a CPR training with Weekday School Leaders.
    • World Communion Day, sponsored by Grace, Forest Hills, and FPC, will be held at NCI October 7. Come early to get a good seat. Worship will begin at 10:30 and will be led by Dr. James Forbes, retired pastor of Riverside Church in New York City.
  • The session approved financial support of about $1250 for the World Communion Day service.
  • Approval was given for Mark’s vacation September 10-18, 2018. A substitute pastor will lead worship services, September 16.
  • A Certificate of Appreciation was received for submission of the 2017 session minutes for review.
  • The December stated session meeting will be held January 7, 2019.
  • The Kuhn Scholarship was awarded to two students who are members of FPC.
  • The meeting ended at 8:45 with prayer led by Mark Hinchcliff.
  • Staffing for the Weekday School is complete with fifty children enrolled. Mark requested our church members be present for special Weekday School activities.
  • Help is needed for the library guild.
  • Plans are being made for Laity Sunday October 21, 2018.
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