Highlights (Agenda) for upcoming and recent Session meetings:

Please note that the Session meeting is always open for members to attend and the Minutes (records) are public and available for any member of the church to read and may be found in the church office.

 

Session Agenda April 2018

Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
Aaron Brooks Anna Booher Nancy Allerton
Stuart Parker Han Ong Rebecca Beck
Chuck Thompson Pete Holler Davie Hyde
Randy Cook Lee Galliher Jordan Pennington
Debbie McMillin Pete Stigers Jerry Poteat

 

 

Call to Order

Quorum Ascertained

Devotion & Prayer (Pete Stigers)

Setting the Agenda

Signups 1.Communion

Clerk’s Report:

 

  • Communications:
  • Approval of Minutes
    1. Stated Session: April 23, 2018
    2. Special Meeting: April 29, 2018; May 6, 2018
    3. Congregational Meeting:
    4. Receive Deacons minutes:

·         Membership Records:

New Members James Buck, Affirmation of Faith 4-29-18;
Birth
Baptism Zora Gross, Baptism 5-13-18; Lily Rosser, Baptism 5-13-18; Beckham Schiesz, Baptism 5-13-18
Confirmation Davis Akard, Affirmation of Faith 5-06-18; Bailey Bechtold, Affirmation of Faith 5-06-18; Jon Blankenship, Affirmation of Faith 5-06-18; Rachel Kent, Affirmation of Faith 5-06-13; Zora Gross, Baptism 5-13-18; Lily Rosser, Baptism 5-13-18; Beckham Schiesz, Baptism 5-13-18
Marriage
Transfer to Another Church
Removal from Roll

Death

                                                                             

Moderator’s Report (Dave Welch):

  • Christian Hands Ministry Information (per April Session request);
  • Extended Communion Serving (updated needs & Request);
  • Sam Weddington worship presence.

Facilities Use:

  • FPC Arts Application; Communion Fellowship Church

Committee Recommendations

  • Finance
  • Worship:
    • One Worship Service: July 1: This service will be held in the fellowship hall at 10:30 am.
    • Approval of Tim Meredith to be added to Pulpit Supply. (Tim ordained PCUSA and is former pastor at Cold Springs, currently serving as supply as needed with FPC Johnson City.
  • HR: proposal
  • Buildings & Grounds: requests Session approval to spend $6522 to replace a section of the Florida Avenue parking lot where it adjoins the sidewalk entrance to the church. The work will eliminate a elevation difference between the lot and the sidewalk, which has been responsible for two falls recently.
  • Youth Ministry Summer Intern approval

Committee Reports Received as Information: (Updates)

  • Stewardship Report
  • Evangelism and Outreach

 

Other Information Received and Distributed

Items for Reflection ?

  • Safety and Security

Adjournment and Closing Prayer

Date for next Stated Meeting             Monday June 25, @ 7:00 PM (Devotion: Nancy Allerton)                                                          

                                                  

                       

                                                  

                       

                                                  

 

 

Session Agenda April 2018

Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
Aaron Brooks Anna Booher Nancy Allerton
Stuart Parker Han Ong Rebecca Beck
Chuck Thompson Pete Holler Davie Hyde
Randy Cook Lee Galliher Jordan Pennington
Debbie McMillin Pete Stigers Jerry Poteat

 

 

Call to Order

Quorum Ascertained

Devotion & Prayer (Pete Stigers)

Setting the Agenda

Signups 1.Communion

Clerk’s Report:

  • Communications:
  • Approval of Minutes
    1. Stated Session: March 26, 2018
    2. Special Meeting: April15,2018 minutes
    3. Congregational Meeting: April 22, 2018 minutes
    4. Approval of Deacons minutes:

Membership Records:

New Members
Birth
Baptism
Confirmation
Marriage
Transfer to Another Church
Removal from Roll

Death                                                                          

Moderator’s Report (Dave Welch):

  •   Election of Betsy Galliher as Treasurer per Book of Order G.3.0205 (The session shall elect a treasurer for such term as the session shall decide and shall supervise his or her work or delegate that supervision to a board of deacons or trustees.
  • Marthina Chapel Pastoral (Bud Branscomb) Contract.
  • Vacation Approval dates (Dave Welch)

Facilities Use: Arts Series, Bristol Music Club

Committee Recommendations

  1. Finance
  2. Worship
  3. HR
  4. E&O. (Christian Hands Ministry):recommend to E&O and for Session approval of an expenditure of up to $11,800.00 for these needed renovations at 111 Elizabeth St. (which is already an approved site.)

Committee Reports Received as Information: (Updates)

  1. Stewardship
  2. Buildings & Grounds (did not meet)

Items for Reflection?

  • Safety and Security
  • Directory App (https://www.instantchurchdirectory.com)

Upcoming Event Reminders

  • Called Session Meeting to meet Confirmation Class (Sunday, May 6 @ 10:00 AM).

Adjournment and Closing Prayer

Date for next Stated Meeting       Monday May 23, @ 7:00 PM (Devotion: Lee Galliher)