Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Summary of Stated Session Meeting held April 25, 2019

 

Following is a summary of the discussions and decisions during the stated meeting of session in April, 2019:

  • Committees have been very active and many minutes and reports were received and approved
  • Rev. Holly Ingles moderated the session; when there is no installed pastor, Presbytery provides an ordained minister as moderator.
  • Received update on funding receipt of approximately $34,850 for sanctuary renovation
  • The deacons reported they are working with technology team and clerk to update the membership roll.
  • Marie Hix, Chairperson of the Youth Director Search Committee reported that we have a candidate for the Part Time Youth Director coming for the week-end of April 26-28.
  • Chris Gesdorf, chairperson of the PNC, reminded Session of the Called Congregational Meeting at 10:15 on Sunday, May 5, 2019 for the purpose of calling the new pastor.
  • Approved Ministry Team Descriptions for 7 of the Teams with plans to finalize the balance during the May meeting
  • Accepted resignation of Pat Meredith from session with regret
  • Elected Jane Ramsdell as Commissioner to the May Presbytery meeting.

 


 

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Summary of Stated Session Meeting held March 21, 2019

 

Following is a summary of the discussions and decisions during the stated meeting of session in March, 2019:

  • Committees have been very active and many minutes and reports were received and approved
  • Rev. Holly Ingles visited to observe how the Hodges Session Meetings are conducted; she will moderate the session in April and May; when there is no installed pastor, Presbytery provides an ordained minister as moderator.
  • Received update on funding receipt of approximately $34,850 for sanctuary renovation
  • Discussed Ministry Team definitions and Team structure; resolved to finalize during April meeting

 


 

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Summary of Stated Session Meeting held February 21, 2019

 

Following is a summary of the discussions and decisions during the stated meeting of session in February, 2019:

  • Committees have been very active and many minutes and reports were received and approved
  • Received update on funding receipt of approximately $26,000 for sanctuary renovation
  • April meeting rescheduled for April 25, 2019, because of Maundy Thursday service
  • Resolved to discuss and finalize session structure/team descriptions at March meeting
  • Heard update regarding work with Ministry Architects in finding youth director with encouragement for participating in Summit February 22 and 23.
  • Approved hiring part-time sexton for maintenance work

 

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Summary of Stated Session Meeting held January 24, 2019

 

Following is a summary of the discussions and decisions during the stated meeting of session in January, 2019:

  • The agenda was set for the annual congregation meeting scheduled for February 10.
  • Reviewed updates/changes to HBPC By-Laws for clarity, to conform to Book of Order requirements and to include changes to the size of session.
  • Reviewed session organizational structure with team descriptions provided for review to ensure session members are aware of their team’s responsibilities and to aid in recruiting congregants to Teams.
  • Scheduled new officer training and examination for February 9, 2019.
  • New officer ordination and installation was scheduled for February 10, 2019.
  • Determined that future meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Sunrise Room.
  • Heard an updated report on plans for the renovation/repair of the sanctuary, including updated contract and financial campaign.
  • Approved special offerings of One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peace & Global Witness and Joy.
  • Milton Fulton was elected as commissioner to the presbytery meeting February 9, 2019.