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When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.
- Acts 15:4, NIV
In order to keep our JCPC church family better informed about the decisions of your Session, we are returning to the practice of sharing monthly highlights from our Session meetings. Feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Here is the August 20th Session Meeting Update:
A motion was passed to allow Session meetings and congregational meetings to be conducted by Zoom teleconferencing during this pandemic.
There will be a Drive-Thru Breakfast on the next Fifth Sunday (August 30) in which those attending the Drive-In service will receive a pre-packaged bagel and juice breakfast.
There will be a churchwide Zoom Wednesday Night Dinner on September 9.
A motion was passed to allow the youth to meet outside for fellowship using social-distancing and masks on the first and third Sunday of each month.
A motion passed to allow the Congregation Dor Tamid Synagogue to celebrate Rosh Hashanah in our West Parking lot using the JCPC sound and FM broadcast equipment for a special Drive-In service.
An in-depth discussion of COVID19 safety protocols for the Preschool led to a motion to delay the opening of the Preschool from September 3 to September 17. The motion did not pass, so the Preschool will plan to open September 3 using the safety protocols presented to the Session.
The revised budgeting process for 2021 was presented which included target goals for each Ministry Team. Feedback from each team will be accepted at the Session meeting in September.
Because of the extended length of the meeting, the contingency and long-term Personnel budgeting items on the agenda will be decided at a called Session meeting on August 24th.
Prayer for Today
O Lord, we give thanks for those called to serve your church by leading. Give them the wisdom to know what to do and the strength to do it. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.