November 17, 2015, 3:00 P.M.

Present: Elders John T. Smith, Lynn Miller, Jim Crutchfield, Judy Etheridge, Rose Gorman, Charlotte Hornback; Orv Liesman, Clerk of Session; Moderator, Jeff Hosmer; Church Administrator, Tom Ledoux. 

Call to Order: Stated session meeting was convened in the Peace Room at 3:00 p.m. A quorum was present. Moderator Jeff Hosmer opened with prayer and led the recitation of the Elder Covenant.  Elder Judy Etheridge led devotions.

Order of the Day:

  • Church Administrator’s Report by Tom Ledoux:
  • Susan Burton is the new Children’s Director.
  • Chris Endsley has begun as the new organist.
  • A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously that the Annual Meeting will be on February 2, 2016. 
  • Renting 2 vans through December to attempt to meet transportation needs of LOGOS. 
  • Discussed future financial status of Operation Homebound (see attached article)

Associate Pastor’s Report by Mike Smith- (no report as he was on a mission trip to Cuba)

Pastor’s Report by Jeff Hosmer:

  • Discussed changes to church rolls.  Approved all changes by common consent.  
  • Reminded elders of December 1st Presbytery meeting.  Five elders are planning to attend.
  • Discussed need for improvement in pastoral care reporting system.
  • Dan Baumann’s health is improving but not yet ready to do 3 services.  Dan is going to preach at another church to determine if he is strong enough.  He will not preach at North Lake until he is strong enough.
  • Discussed Presbytery Per Capita expenditure (see attachments). This will be re-visited at the December stated Session meeting.

Financial Report by Tom Ledoux for Dennis Heasty: 

  • Financial picture good. Approaching our 10-10-10 goal.

Minutes, Correspondence, and Announcements:

  • Minutes of Stated Session Meeting of October 20, 2015 approved as submitted and accepted by common consent.
  • Notes to Clerk of Session for October 20, 2015 was accepted by common consent.

These members joined the Church Triumphant:

  • Sidney Vaughn (10/21/15)
  • Jim McQueston (10/29/15)

These members requested to be transferred to another church and have been removed from the Active Membership Roll:

  • Jack and Deborah Filkins (New Covenant United Methodist Church)
  • Joan Toole (New Covenant United Methodist Church)

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

  • Lenore Smiley
  • John Rogerson

Ministry Areas

Administration: Elder John T. Smith (no report)

Adult Discipleship: Elder Bob Peacock (no report)

Fellowship: Elder Judy Etheridge

  • Presbyterian Women donated goodies for the youth bake sale / pancake breakfast and the profit of $402 was donated to the youth. 

Worship: Elder Rose Gorman (no report)

Ministry: Elder Charlotte Hornback (no report)

Pastoral Care: Elder Lynn Miller

  • Transportation Ministry is for medical visits only.
  • Extended Table had a donation from Dee Adams, chair of Extended Table Ministry along with Bob Kimbrough have purchased 3 travelling communion kits in memory of Dee’s husband.
  • Stephen Ministry has new care givers that are very active.  This ministry is capable of serving more receivers.
  • The Buddy System is always working to share God’s love with the North Lake family.
  • Homebound Veterans Pilot Program “Veterans Visiting Veterans” is a new ministry that arose from Operation Homebound.  Tom Miller is heading this program.

Youth and Children Discipleship: Elder Jim Crutchfield

  • Susan Burton, Director of the Children’s Ministry, is officially starting on January 1st, 2016.  She will shadow Sunday School, LOGOS, and all other K-5 programs through December.
  • Susan and Keenan will share office space formerly used for Youth Bible Study.
  • LOGOS resumes this week.
  • Rehab of Youth spaces is underway.
  • The Pancake breakfast, bake sale and auction was very successful.  They raised $1700.00 for the youth. 
  • “Not So Scary Halloween” night at Lady Lake ball fields introduced North Lake to many families. 
  • Christmas Night @ North Lake is proceeding at breakneck speed. 
  • Promotional approaches have been finalized. 
  • Mike Snow is working on finding strolling carolers.

Corporate items:

  • The Narthex and Fellowship Hall decorations are being prepared. 
  • The new nativity set will be displayed the first Sunday of Advent. 
  • Volunteers are needed for “Light the Campus”.
  • Tickets for Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will go on sale before Christmas. Tickets are $15.00 each (children are free and adult scholarships are available.)

Closing prayer was led by Orv Liesman.

Moved, seconded and approved unanimously to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,
Orv Liesman, Clerk of Session