Session Highlights: September 2019

Session Highlights:

  1. Heard the plan for the soon resignation of Ed Basilio who has served us faithfully and fruitfully as Choir Director. Ed and Becky, one of our section leaders, are moving to the Lake Tahoe/Reno area. Ed will continue to serve through the December Christmas Concert. A Search Team was authorized to seek a replacement.

  2. Heard the rationale for the new church logo. CLICK HERE to read the document.

  3. Heard the report of the strong attendance at the recent Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Prevention and the Child, Youth, and Adult Prevention Training. This was sponsored by the presbytery and hosted here at First.

  4. Heard the update of the report of the final Caring for our Home projects.

  5. Heard the report of continuing conversations and explorations regarding security on campus.

  6. Welcomed Jeff Myers as the newest member of Session, noting that Associate Pastors are full members of Session.

  1. Celebrated Jeff Myers being admitted as a Candidate for Ministry. This is the final status prior to ordination.

  2. Studied together additional chapters of Mark Dever's book Discipleship.  This is a continuing study led by Jeff.

  3. Recorded a successful "Undie Sunday" with 7 garbage bags and a box full of socks and underwear given to Presbyterian Urban Ministries and their work with those on the streets and transitioning into stability.

  4. Noted that there is need for leaders and workers in the early childhood class on Sunday mornings.

  5. Reviewed the financial statements for the first quarter and noted that both Ladle and City Tree budgets are tracking very close to the budget in both income and expense, and that the General Budget reports income compared to budget stronger than anyone can remember. 

  6. Announced a search for a part-time open position managing office volunteers, planning events, coordinating clerical needs. See Pastor Jerry if interested.