Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Summary of Stated Session Meeting held August 20, 2020
The meeting was held
In the Fellowship Hall with appropriate social distancing
and with ZOOM access available

 

Following is a summary of the discussions and decisions during the stated meeting of session in August 20, 2020: 

 

Following is a summary of actions approved during the July meeting: 

  1. Elected Lori Bergeron as Commissioner as the Commissioner to the called August 25, 2020 St. Augustine Presbytery meeting; to be held via ZOOM. 
  2. Approved scheduling the Annual Congregational Meeting on September 27th to elect elders and deacons for the Class of 2023 and the Youth Elder for the Class of 2021. 
  3. Approved replacing the lights in the parking lot with LED lights; by doing so, the parking lot will be lighter and the electricity usage will be less. JEA offers a rebate for the change-over so the cost of $5,650 will be recovered within two years. 

Additional Information shared: 

  • The finances continue to remain ‘on track’ with giving meeting budget plan while expenses are less than planned at this time; non-budgeted giving is ahead of plan 
  • The youth group continues to grow with 16 youths attending an event of August 16; new members joining as a result of Camp Joy held in June and several youths are moving into middle school. 
  • Encouragement to move ahead with their plans was provided to the Fellowship Ministry Team after they shared plans for a Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday afternoon, October 4 and the annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24. 

Submitted by Marie Hix, Clerk of Session 

 


 

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Summary of Stated Session Meeting held  July 16, 2020
The meeting was held
In the Fellowship Hall with appropriate social distancing
and with ZOOM access available

Following is a summary of the discussions and decisions during the stated meeting of session in July 16, 2020: 

 

Following is a summary of actions approved during the July meeting: 

  • Approved serving during worship using the individually packaged elements containing wafer and wine in one package. Beginning with the first Sunday in August, 3.  Individually packaged elements will be distributed to worship service attendees as they enter the sanctuary.

Additional Information shared: 

  • Property committee announced that the windows near the Preschool door and the Fellowship entry door will be repaired the week of July 20. 
  • The finances continue to remain ‘on track’ with giving meeting budget plan while expenses are less than planned at this time  
  • The Task Force announced plans to contact members of the congregation during the month of August to determine if there member(s) have needs the HBPC could meet and/or determine how the member(s) are faring during this Covid-19 sheltering-in-place. 

Submitted by Marie Hix, Clerk of Session 

 


 

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Summary of Stated Session Meeting held June 18, 2020
The meeting was held
In the Fellowship Hall with appropriate social distancing
and with ZOOM access available

Following is a summary of the discussions and decisions during the stated meeting of session in June 16, 2020:

 

Following is a summary of actions approved during the May meeting:

  • Approved congregational meeting for congregation’s acceptance to Pastor Jon’s terms of call recommended by session.
  • Approved Chris Cavan as messenger to June 23, 2020 Presbytery meeting and Marie Hix as messenger to July 28, 2020 Presbytery meeting.

Additional Information shared:

  • Property committee is securing bids for repair of windows in hallway outside preschool rooms.
  • Generosity and Finance reported spending by Mission Teams restored to original plan that is: “Mission Teams may spend funds already budgeted; however, if the expenditure is greater than $5,000, the Generosity and Finance Mission Team must be notified to ensure appropriate funds on hand without jeopardizing other committed expenses, such as payroll.”
  • Updates to processes for Worship (passing of the peace acknowledgement without leaving pews), and children’s message, children’s worship and nursery opening while continuing to meet appropriate distancing guidelines.

Submitted by Marie Hix, Clerk of Session