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January 2017 Session Meeting Agenda

Grace Presbyterian Regular Session Meeting

January 22, 2017

1:00 pm


We light the Christ candle, are called to order, and approve the agenda.


Session Members Present:

Session Members Excused:



Moderator: Cathy Hoop



Sharing of pastoral joys and concerns



Guide us in our deliberations, God, and touch our lives with your loving kindness. May our decisions be made in the same spirit that was in Christ Jesus. May we be servants of your community of faith both within and far beyond these walls. Teach us, Lord, to walk in your way of grace. Amen.


We ask _______ to be in prayer for us as we consider the next items.


  • We welcome Angela Perran, who seeks to join by reaffirmation of faith.

  • A discussion about how we work together…

  • Officer Training at Living River, January 28.

    • Lee, Martha, Darryl, Becki, Rush

  • We receive suggestions for the Pneumatrix team of 6 – 8 members. We need a wide diversity among participants. Must be able to participate in regular meetings for one year, and read assigned materials.


We ask _______ to be in prayer for us as we consider the next items.


Committee Updates and Action Items: Please communicate as much as possible through your committee minutes and the attached calendar and reserve this time for items requiring discussion and action.

  • Buildings and Grounds

  • Worship

    • Children’s are in the sanctuary

  • Finance & Stewardship

    • Stewardship Season

      • Moments for Mission: Feb. 5, 12, 19

      • Commitment Sunday: Feb. 26

      • What items do you want to include on a Time and Talent survey?

    • Mission, Peace & Justice

      • We approve the four regular Presbyterian offerings and the Souper Bowl of Caring: Peace Offering (World Communion Sunday), Joy Offering (Christmas), Pentecost Offering, One Great Hour of Sharing (Easter), Souper Bowl of Caring (Super Bowl Sunday)

    • Communication

    • Fellowship & Congregational Care

    • Christian Education

    • Personnel

      • Greg Sander, special needs coordinator



Pastor’s Report

Cathy and Leslie will be attending the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators’ conference in Denver, January 26 – 28.


We Remember Our Past

  • Approval of minutes

  • Clerk’s report

We Look to the Future

  • Session Devotional for next meeting?

  • Date for next meeting: Thursday, February 23 at 5:30



We receive God’s benediction and are adjourned.





Church Calendar:



Jan. 26, 5:30  Alabama Arise Meeting at Grace



Feb. 3: 6:00 Family Night for Empty Bowls

Feb. 5: Stewardship Season begins

Feb. 7: 5:30 Communication Committee Meeting

Feb. 8: 5:30 Fellowship & Congregational Care Meeting

Feb. 12: 11:00 worship w/ First Presbyterian Youth Choir as our guests

Feb. 12:   Mission, Peace & Justice committee after worship

Feb. 12:   2:00 Cathy’s installation, with reception to follow

Feb. 23:   5:30 Session Meeting

Feb. 26:  Stewardship Pledge Sunday

Feb. 28:  5:30 Mardi Gras Party




Regular Building Use:

Wednesdays, 7:00             Choir Rehearsal

Mon – Fri afternoons         Grace Dance Co./Ormand Bldg.

Tuesday, 7:30 pm             Narcotics Anonymous/Ormand Bldg.

Friday, 7:30 pm                Narcotics Anonymous/Ormand Bldg.

2nd Tuesday of each mo.   Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry/Fellowship Hall