June 17, 2014, 3:00 P.M.

Present: Senior Pastor and Moderator Denny Dennison; Elders, Jack Kiley, Bill Monie, Judy Etheridge (also filling in for Clerk of Session, Orv Liesman), Jim Crutchfield, Lynn Miller, Donna Gibbons, John T. Smith, Rose Gorman; Associate Pastor, Mike Smith; Church Administrator, Tom Ledoux.

Call to Order: Stated session meeting was convened in the Peace Room. A quorum was present. The meeting was called to order. Pastor Dennison opened with Prayer.

Devotion: Judy Etheridge led devotions. Denny Dennison led discussion of “The Presbyterian Elder” chapter 4. 

Order of the Day:

Church Administrator’s Report by Tom Ledoux:

  • Presbytery meeting on June 3, 2013 was a success. 
  • Carol McMann retiring June 30, 2014, recognition lunch is on June 24, 2014.
  • Financial and attendance summary approved. 
  • Need to elect church corporate officers. Motion was made by Jim Crutchfield and seconded by Donna Gibbons to elect the following as corporate church officers: President, Orv Liesman; Vice-President, Donna Gibbons; Secretary, Jack Kiley; Treasurer, John Smith. Motion passed unanimously. 
  • Dennis Heasty was hired to replace Carol McMann.
  • Update and recommendations for Contemporary Worship Service:
  • Reviewed resume of Mike Snow.
  • Discussed expanding the job description for this position.
  • He auditioned with the band.
  • He will meet with Denny Dennison on Thursday, June 19th.
  • Summary of Elder Retreat.
  • Discussed progress for developing church vision.

Associate Pastor’s Report by Reverend Mike Smith:

  • Visioning for young adults, ages 20-40
  • Pastor Dan Baumann is doing a workshop for all pastors.
  • He is mentoring Holly for seminary enrolling.

Pastor’s Report by Senior Pastor, Denny Dennison:

  • Submitted official retirement letter.
  • Announced a congregational meeting on July 24, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. to explain process for securing a new senior pastor.
  • Questioned success of chamber choir. Will vote at July meeting on its continuation. 
  • Distributed “Host of Hot Spots” from Presbytery Publication.

Minutes, Correspondence, and Announcements:

  • Motion: A motion to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2014 Stated Session Meetingwas made, seconded and passed unanimously. 
  • Motion: A motion to approve membership changes as of May 20, 2014, was made, seconded and passed unanimously.

Notes to Clerk of Session for May 20, 2014 accepted by common consent.

  • These members joined the Church Triumphant:

illiam Schroeder (6/11/14)

  • These members joined another church and request that their names be removed from our church roll:

on and Jean Ellis (United Church of Christ, The Villages)

on and BJ Liles (Fairway Christian Church)

  • These members are no longer attending our church and should be placed on the Inactive Roll and removed from the Active Membership Roll:

Paul and Terry Tybring

ke and Esther Spindanger

hilip and Judy Harding

Treasurer’s Report and Financial Report by Bob Cook:

  • May has gone fairly well, pretty much on target. 
  • The buildings and grounds are experiencing some issues consistent with a new building.
  • We are putting $1200.00 per month in a contingency fund. The fund now has $65,000 in it.
  • Operation Homebound is having a fundraiser “Sock Hop” at Savannah Center in September.  They received permission by common consent to bring their own beer and wine. 
  • The golf tournament and dinner earned $8500.00.

Ministry Areas

Administration: Elder John T. Smith – no report

Adult Discipleship: Elder Bill Monie – no report

Mission Outreach: Elder Jack Kiley

  • Requested the Christmas Eve offering be used for homes and families in the Ocala Forest.  Will announce plans to congregation on November 14 and 21.
  • Met with Dan Baumann’s son regarding DVD distribution of Jesus Project

Pastoral Care: Elder Lynn Miller

  • Transportation Ministry- For assistance with getting to medical appointments, call Ron VanGelderen at 352-272-9577.
  • Healing Service is June 29th at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
  • Marguerite Sharp is the contact person for the prayer chain.
  • Extended Table is now serving over 40 homebound communicants.  Dee Adams is the contact person.
  • Caring People’s Ministry provides a post-funeral meal for any NLPC funeral upon request by family of deceased.  Contact person is Sue Clowes.
  • Parish Nurses – nurses will check blood pressure before and after worship services on the 3rd Sunday of each month. 
  • Pastoral Hospital Visitation – Call the church office if you know of anyone admitted to the hospital.

Worship: Elder Rose Gorman

  • Pastor Prayer Partners needs to be re-worked.
  • Working on communion service
  • Senior Pastor nominating committee applications approved.

Fellowship: Elder Judy Etheridge

  • 50 people signed up for 101 class on June 22nd.
  • Mike Smith will be installed as Associate Pastor on July 20th at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception.
  • Working to find new shepherding coordinators.

Ministry: Elder Donna Gibbons – no report

Youth and Children Discipleship: Elder Jim Crutchfield

  • A record 130 children attended. Many new faces. 
  • Will accompany teen trip to Orlando next week.
  • Has received 11 applications for Holly’s position. There is a special party for Holly being planned. 

Old Business:

New Business:

Closing: Motion- A Motion to close the meeting was made, seconded, and passed unanimously. Pastor Denny closed with prayer. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Orv Liesman, Clerk Of Session