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May 2017 Session Summary

Session Summary:

Grace Presbyterian Church


News from the May 25, 2017 regular session meeting

  • Avery Smith, an inquirer under our care (Louisville Seminary student) visited us via Skype. The Session voted to pay for Avery’s Bible Content Exam in August ($150)

  • Madison Vaugh, a former University Presbyterian intern and Columbia Seminary student, requested assistance with moving expenses. The Session approved $500.

  • We approval of Mission, Peace & Justice committee’s recommendation of allocating $75 per month to Meals on Wheels as an addition to our Benevolences discussed at the last Session meeting.

  • We approved gifts of $150 (each) for UA graduates Emily Zapinski, Terrence Currey and Jon Duff Gordon, in recognition of their service to the children’s ministries of UPC and Grace. Funds to be distributed from UPC’s account set up to honor student leaders.

  • We voted to give 40% of the Pentecost Offering to the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega.

  • We approved joint worship with Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on July 2.

  • We heard a report from the kitchen sub-committee regarding renovations to the church kitchen.

  • Cathy gave an update on Pneumatrix, a Presbytery sponsored visioning process which assists us in clarifying our mission as Grace, and how we can make adaptive changes for our future.

  • Cathy and personnel committee liaisons will have six month checks-ins with the staff.


The next regular session meeting will be:  Thursday, June 22 at 5:30