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THE SESSION CORNER
by Ginny Bradford, Clerk of Session

The August meeting of the Session included several motions for approval and several items of information.
  • Property Ministry Team reported that the windows in the Scout Hut and Manse have been replaced with energy saving thermal pane windows.
  • Session approved a new member class for November 2 and 9 between the two worship services
  • 2nd Wednesday Fellowship Ministry Team announced that September 10 will start the new season with a BBQ picnic at Whitewater Cove.
  • Finance Ministry Team reported July income:  $39,514, YTD $308,184; expenses:  $52,742, YTD $330,805; net total ($13,228), YTD (22,621).
  • Outreach Ministry Team announced that Daniel Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, was awarded his Eagle Scout Award at a recent dinner.  Tim Robinson was his mentor.  Scout Master, Jim Fox, donated two doors, one for the basement and one located on the side of the Scout Hut.  The troop now has 12 very active members and is growing.
  • 5-¢-A-Meal collection was $409.30, YTD $3,002.44 – half to Presbytery and half to Sharing House.
  • Black Mountain Home for Children/Whitewater Cove will sponsor a golf tournament fund raiser September 17 at Broadmoor Golf Links.  The Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch fundraiser will be on the BMH campus October 11.  The WWC children and foster parents are regular attendees at worship.
  • El Centro announced that the Homework Club will begin September 10 at 3:00 pm with regular tutoring on Monday and Wednesday each week in the Sunday school rooms.  A picnic for students, parents, tutors and Judy Nebrig and Rodrigo will be held September 6 at the Cradle of Forestry.
  • Session approved dividing Outreach Ministry Team into two teams – Local Outreach Ministry Team and Global Outreach Ministry Team starting in 2015.  Local Outreach includes Boy Scouts, 5-Cents-A-Meal, Sharing House, Habitat for Humanity, Koinonia, House Calls, Whitewater Cove, Black Mountain Home for Children, Neighbors in Ministry (Rise and Shine), Bread of Life, The Haven.  Global Outreach includes missionaries,  Horeb Guatemala Church, Guatemala Scholarships, 20th Anniversary Celebration with our partner church, Alternative Gift Giving, four special offerings – One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking and Joy Gift.
  • Worship Ministry Team stated that the August 17 fire drill was a success with everyone out of the church in 1 ½ minutes.  Feedback of the 10:00 am worship services during the summer months will be done by placing a survey in the church bulletin.
  • Session appointed a work group to review the initial charter governing the General Endowment Fund and bring back any needed recommendations.
  • The Session discussed General Assembly’s recently proposed amendment of the Book of Order (to be voted on by each Presbytery) and Authoritative Interpretation (AI) of the constitution.
 
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