September 16, 2014, 3:00 P.M.

Present: Senior Pastor and Moderator Denny Dennison; Elders, Judy Etheridge, Lynn Miller, Jack Kiley, Rose Gorman, Jim Crutchfield, John T. Smith; Orv Liesman, Clerk of Session; Associate Pastor, Mike Smith; Church Administrator, Tom Ledoux. 

Call to Order: Stated session meeting was convened in the Grace Room at 3:00 p.m. A quorum was present. The meeting was called to order. Pastor Dennison opened with prayer and led the elder covenant recitation.

Devotion: Devotion was led by Elder, Jack Kiley. Pastor Dennison led a discussion of chapter VI of “The Presbyterian Elder”.

Elder Donna Gibbons excused from the next 2 session meetings by common consent.

Church Administrator’s Report by Tom Ledoux:

  • Search for permanent choir director will begin within a few weeks.
  • John Rogerson will sing at 9:45 service and Mike Snow will lead the choir.
  • Congregational meeting to elect the PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee) scheduled for 9/28. 
  • Tom will schedule first meeting between PNC and Dan Williams.
  • o Info regarding the selection process for Senior Pastor is now on website and in “What We Believe” document.
  • Financial Report format has been changed.

Associate Pastor’s Report by Mike Smith:

  • Introduced draft of “Life At North Lake” brochure and explained the process.
  • Defined duties of small group starters and sponsors.
  • Reorganizing K-5 program
  • On 10/4 will go to observe Church at the Springs youth program in Ocala.

Pastor’s Report by Denny Dennison: No report

Minutes, Correspondence, and Announcements:

  • Motion: A motion to approve the minutes of the August 26, 2014 Stated Session Meeting was made, seconded and passed unanimously. 
  • Motion: A motion to approve membership changes as of August 26, 2014, was made, seconded and passed unanimously.

Notes to Clerk of Session for August 26, 2014 accepted by common consent.

* These members joined the Church Triumphant:

Dave Wilson (8/15/14)

Carole Gower (8/27/14)

  • Joined another church and request that their names be removed from our church roll:

Jack and Ramona Augustine – Immanuel Baptist Church

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

Frank Logel

Burton Pinkerton

Amber Butler

  • This member was reinstated:

Shirley Meder

Financial Report:

  • Tom Ledoux gave the report for Bob Cook. He emphasized new financial report format.

Ministry Areas

Fellowship: Elder Judy Etheridge – no report

Worship: Elder Rose Gorman – no report

Administration: Elder John T. Smith – Reported need for increased staff.

Youth & Children Discipleship : Elder Jim Crutchfield

  • LOGOS begins this week.
  • Discussed need for increased busing capability.
  • Search for new youth director down to 2 candidates.

Pastoral Care: Elder Lynn Miller

  • Prayer Team / Healing chain available after services and upon request.
  • Extended Table – Took communion to our Homebound after services Sunday.
  • Pastoral visitation – available 24/7 to meet parish needs; call the church office.

Mission Outreach: Elder Jack Kiley

  • Christian Shoebox program begins in October.
  • The Gathering Men’s Group/Ocala Forest Home Repair project is beginning.

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 Sessio