Session Highlights from most recent meeting

Stated Meeting - April 25, 2022

Session Highlights

  • Welcome Committee - We are pleased that 8 families joined FPC for lunch on Sunday, April 24th to explore membership at FPC.
  • Building & Grounds - Plans in place to renovate chapel carpet & paint.
  • Deacon Care - Valet parking resumes May 1st. New Deacon training for Deacon Care Ministry & greeter responsibilities planned for May 2nd. Tana Latham & Krysta Hood will become Diaconate’s moderator &  vice moderator respectively for 2022-2023. Session thanked Jim Voltz for his service to the Diaconate.
  • Finance - Total receipts are running below 2022 budget & below last year after three months. Expenses are running under budget after three months. YTD, we have net income of  $1,866. No issues discussed.
  • Endowment - A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to an  outstanding senior member of the Stillman Choir on April 7th, Stillman’s Honors Day, from the Cecil & Ernest Williams Trust. Rev. Bailey & Marjorie Johnston represented FPC at Honors Day. Endowment committee has a review in progress looking at the portfolio for inflation protection.
  • Nominating Committee - The Class of 2025 is complete! New officer training is underway. They will be ordained & installed on May 22.
  • Stewardship Committee - The Time & Talents Survey will be distributed to the Congregation soon. Officers of the church were asked to be the first to respond.
  • Mission - The Global Mission Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2022, and our speaker will be Dr. Sue Westfall from the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley. Brunch with our Mission partners will be during the Sunday School hour in the Family Life Center. All are encouraged to attend & support this important Sunday.
  • Personnel - Working to implement a volunteer list to help with front office when staff is on leave. Discussed Youth Director search and the difficulties encountered to find candidates. Additional strategies are being discussed.
  • Youth - Allison Bothwell has been hired as our Youth Intern. Searching for Summer Sunday School teachers for Youth. Rising middle school students will be welcomed into the Sunday Night Youth on May 1st.
  • Other - Session voted to call a meeting for 10:35AM May 8th in the Chapel for the purpose of receiving new families into membership at FPC. Next stated meeting of Session will be Monday, May 16th at 5:30PM  for the purpose of examining the new Class of 2025 officers. Session voted to call a meeting for 9:30 am April 3, 2022, for the purpose of examining and receiving into membership the Confirmation Class of 2022.