June 19, Session Meeting

Meeting called to order. Rev. Jim Gates opened with prayer.  Jean Rogers delivered the devotional. A voting quorum was declared present. 

Meeting began with a joint session with the Deacons in the Old Sanctuary as is required on an annual basis. Current membership remains at 548.

Minutes from the previous Session approved.

Treasurer Mark Thompson gave his report. A financial review is being conducted by Terry Anderson for calendar years 2015 and 2016.  A narrative report for the Admin Committee and Session is being prepared.

Deacons chairman Gregg James reported on their activities.  The report was accepted.

The Clerk of the Session reported on:

·         Membership

·         There will be two Presbytery meetings this fall:

o    September 9 in Marshfield

o   November 11 in Weyauwega. 

Pastor Jim reported on the May Presbytery meeting which he attended along with Ruth Wrysinski.  Four Presbyteries were represented. All reported declining membership (CCPC being a notable exception).  A long range goal may be realigning our boundaries.

The WIG Report was dropped off by Amanda Fuls.  Search for a youth leader is moving forward and hope is to have at least one candidate for presentation in the very near future.   

The Long Range planning committee reported. Regular meetings are being held with the hope to have one or two options ready for presentation soon.  It is expected that session would lead the way with the early commitments with 100% participation.  The annual Pledge Sunday will wrap up in November.

·         Jim announced the realignment of session committee assignments for the coming year.  Thanks was also given to Jean Rogers and Jeff Kibler for their years of service as both are now rotating off session.  New Assignments are as follows:

o   Administration: Mary Fraaza (chair), Gary Freels, Jeff Gramling and Mark Matthiae

o   Christian Education: Deb Tice (chair), Chris Jelen and Bob Warner

o   Missions: Sharon Maltbey (chair) and Joanne Lapinski

o   Worship and Fellowship:  Tom Wrysinski (chair), Cheryl Matthews and Kent Perrin.

·         An event is scheduled for August 13 – 20 called “Revive” Central Wisconsin.  It is being presented by several churches in the area.  Those interested should contact Jim Gates, and as he gets more information about the event, he will let all know.

 Session Meeting closed in prayer by Pastor Jim and adjourned at 9 p.m.