September 21, 2020 Session Meeting Update
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-Victoria Melin Robinson presented herself to the Session to request that she be approved to enroll as an "Inquirer." The Inquirer process supports and guides individuals who feel a call to the ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA) through a time of vocational and spiritual discernment. Victoria shared her "Faith Journey" and her sense of being called to the ministry. A motion was passed that Victoria be endorsed to become an "Inquirer" with the overwhelming support of the Session.
-Session chose elder representatives to the Elder Nominating Committee.
-A Called Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 12 Noon by Zoom video conferencing. The purposes of the meeting will be to elect the Elder Nominating Committee and to vote on a recommended change to the JCPC By-laws permitting Congregational Meetings via video conferencing in unusual circumstances.
-The Session approved funding of $5,500 for the Missions Ministry Team to distribute at their discretion in JCPC's support of 2020 budgeted charitable ministries and mission partners.
-The Session adopted $956,144 as the amount of the "Proposed Operating Budget" for the upcoming Stewardship Campaign goal for 2021.
-The Worship Ministry Team informed the Session of their difficult decision to postpone until next year the "Pumpkin Patch" because of safety concerns related to the COVID 19 pandemic.
At its conclusion, the meeting was adjourned with prayer by Rev. Dr. Gray Norsworthy.
Clerk of Session