Session Summary-September 18, 2018

The meeting was opened at 6:30pm with prayer. Rev. Dr. McCall indicated the Architect for the awning design will meet with structural engineer and city. We received another pledge for Capital Campaign, expect more to come. Fellowship Hall Upgrade Group (FHUG) met 6 times including meetings with group experts/others and developed a good sense of the needs to enhance congregation’s use of FH. They meet with architect on Monday, Sep 24 to discuss next steps based on list of upgrades gleaned from experts and other inputs. Session was asked to re-evaluate the need for the extended awning and consider postponing the extended awning portion based on only getting pledges for just over $400,000 of the $750,000 campaign and getting more value out of using available funds for interior upgrades. Session wants to proceed with the proposed exterior awning. Marco Cusumano, Cliff & Lucy Horton, LaWanda & Peter Roudebush, and Beverly Campbell were approved for membership.
Clerk of Session reported death of Carol Combs on September 4, 2018
Finance Action Team (AT) reported expenses exceeded income by $10,828.41 in Aug, still ahead of budget by $1,118.28 for the year; $131,381.17 in bank account
Christian Education AT will start a Jr/Sr High program called “Sunday Oasis” on every other Sunday starting in October

Fellowship AT reported October 28 will be our Trunk or Treat/Chili Cookoff event

Mission AT reported Rise Against Hunger will be on Oct 20; Men’s group donated $500 & Mission AT $500; still need $2,000 more
Outreach AT reported Action teams have been providing updates to website

Personnel AT reported they hired Curt Likins as Director of Christian Education (DCE)

Worship AT reported Worship Leader Training/Refresher will be Nov 4th & 11th after 11:00AM service

New Business*:*
– Nominating Committee is working on selecting new Elders
– Budget submissions are due by Oct 16 for review at Oct 23 session meeting
– Microphones must be replaced by April 2019, cost $17,000 to be taken from capital fund
The meeting was adjourned with prayer and reciting the Lord’s Prayer at 7:40