May 22, 2012
1. Session approved the concept of a capital fund drive for building repair and equipment replacement.
In conjunction with our 125 year celebration this fall, we will conduct a special capital fund drive to raise money for building repair and equipment replacement. It will be emphasized that we are asking that contributions to this fund be in addition to current giving to the Operating Budget and Mission Budget rather than people reallocating the the current giving total. As we look back and celebrate what God has done through this congregation in the past 125 years and look ahead to the future, this seems to be an excellent way to mark that occasion. A committee consisting of Sue Larson, John Vogel, and Mike Tenney will bring a proposal back to session.
2. A balanced Fiscal Year 2013 budget of $765,500 was approved.
The session reviewed the Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal on which preliminary work had been done at the April session meeting. It was decided to amend the proposal and budget some additional money for Personnel. A balanced budget of $765,500 was approved for the July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 fiscal year.
3. A request will be sent to the presbytery’s Committee on Ministry asking them to enable Pastor Day, who is currently the “installed Associate Pastor” at Faith, to become the “installed Pastor” at Faith.
The session unanimously approved a request which outlined our congregation’s unique history and asked that the presbytery’s Committee on Ministry implement a process to enable Pastor Day to become Faith’s “installed Pastor.” This would require approval by the congregation at a future meeting of the congregation (as is required for calls of all Pastors and Associate Pastors) and would also require approval by a 3/4 vote of the presbytery.
4. Other miscellaneous items were approved.
Faith will rent a small amount of space (lower level room 1) to the “Studies in Grace” organization as office space. . . . Annual reports to the congregation are due August 1. These reports will review accomplishments of the previous program/fiscal year and look toward the upcoming program year. . . . The denominational issues workgroup has met twice and is planning ways to provide educational opportunities and receive input from the congregation. . . . The Family Ministries informal Sunday event in the park went well. . . . The “Third Tuesday” work nights will not happen over the summer, but will resume in August. . . . The session will take its summer break in June rather than July. There is no session meeting scheduled for June. The next meeting will be July 24.