Month of October, 2018


Meeting @ 2:00 p.m. – Peace Room – October 16, 2018


Class of 2019

X Becky Bros
X Tom Ledoux
X Dottie Wise
X Jim Crutchfield, Clerk

Class of 2020

X Bill Johnston X Dick Young
X Rose Gorman

Class of 2021

X Richard Vehling X Judy Wardle
X Wayne Butler


X Dr. Jeff Hosmer
Ex Mike Smith
X Dennis Heasty
X Lynn Miller
X Mike Snow


The Stated Meeting of the Session for the month of October 2018 was called to order by Moderator, Dr. Jeff Hosmer, at 2:00 p.m. on the 16th day of October 2018 in the Peace Room of the North Lake Presbyterian Church. A quorum was declared present.


Moderator Dr. Jeff Hosmer spoke about changes and the need to carefully assess each situation before choosing which to discard and which to retain. He then led us in prayer.


Mike Snow asked to add an action item to address the Christmas Eve schedule of services.


The Agenda for Session Meeting to be held on the 16th day of October 2018 was presented, reviewed and discussed. The Agenda was approved, including the addition of the action addressing the Christmas Eve schedule of services.


In response to the overwhelming needs of Hurricane Michael’s survivors, the Christian Food Pantry authorized the husband of one its volunteers to take as much as he could from the pantry, and transport that food to Mexico Beach, Florida.


  • The Minutes of the September 18, 2018, meeting of Session. The Minutes were approved as corrected (both Elders: Richard Vehling and Wayne Butler were added as having attended).

  • Membership role changes were reviewed and accepted.

  • A motion was made, seconded and approved to schedule three services on Christmas Eve 2018: Contemporary at 5:00 p.m., Traditional at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., with communion offered at the 9:00 p.m. service. Further discussions included:

    1. The lack of willing candidates to serve as ushers and servers at the 9:00 p.m. service. Mike Snow suggested the possibility of changing the times of services next year to 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m. It was agreed that with the changes made to our regular services this year, further changes might not be readily accepted.

    2. A number of complaints surfaced from worshipers at the Contemporary Service with regard to the imminent time change, but further discussions revealed much of the angst was based on perceptions of the church leadership’s disregard toward thisservice over the preceding years. Dr. Hosmer stated he would like to hold a Workshop for those attending the Contemporary Service in the future.

  • A motion was made, seconded and approved to borrow $550,000 from Citizen’s First Bank to purchase the Teague Trail Property. Closing will occur 10:00 a.m., Friday 26, 2018, at Freedom Title of Lady Lake (motion and Time Line distributed at Session). Additional discussions included:

    1. Dr. Hosmer’s Overview Planning Chart, and draft drawings of the proposed Building Improvements, including the choir room, offices and chapel (distributed at Session). Dr. Hosmer expects to receive the final architectural drawings by the end of October.

    2. Dr. Hosmer also addressed the growth of our Youth Ministry and its need for additional space. Several kudos were given to Youth Leader Brad Harter for his ability to weave the youth into various church activities.

  • A motion was made, seconded and approved to enlist Elder Dottie Wise and Jim McKeithan as Co-Chairs of the Capital Campaign.


Members who joined the Church Triumphant:

  • Ray George (9/22/2018)

These members have requested to be transferred to another church and have been removed

from the Active Membership Roll:

  • Gary and Lyn Brooke (Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, OH)

  • Shirley Lett (First Presbyterian Church, Creston, IA)

  • Kenneth McGray (Weirsdale Presbyterian Church, FL)

The preceding changes to the membership roll were approved by the Session.


Central Florida Presbytery will meet next on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m. at Korean Presbyterian Church, Orlando.

Other Reports:

Elder Tom Ledoux reported that 16 additional handicap parking spaces will be added by Sunday, December 1, 2018 (Parking Ministry Report distributed at Session).

Elder Dottie Wise is the point person for the future of Little Blessings Pre-School. Consultant Bob Segal is using metrics to determine the viability of our pre-school and we are awaiting his final report.

Dr. Hosmer explained the advantages of launching the Capital Campaign sooner, rather than later (reduces interest paid on loans and enables faster action on improvement to our existing facility).

Dennis Heasty reported that NLPC is enjoying an $80,000 Blessings In Abundance so far this year. He also stated that it costs roughly $227,000 per month to operate NLPC (Finance Report distributed at Session).

Care Minister, Pastor Lynn Miller reported that we had no members currently in the hospital,and that Pastor “Denny” Dennison is now residing at the North Campus Rehab facility, 700 N Palmetto St, Leesburg, FL 34748, and would enjoy seeing guests. (Care Report attached).

Pastor Lynn asked that Care Ministry be listed under Financials in future agendas.

Seven youth and twenty adults, participated in the latest 101 class and all 7 youth and 18 of the adults chose to become members of NLPC.

Elder Dottie Wise congratulated Director of Music Mike Snow on his successful management of the Sandi Patty concert.

Mike Snow stated that more communion preparers, ushers (especially Head Ushers) were needed for the 8:15 a.m. service.

The next meeting of Session will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 27th, in the Peace Room.

Motion was made, accepted and carried to adjourn at 4:08 pm with prayer. Closing prayer was given by Pastor Mike Smith.

Respectfully Submitted by,
Jim Crutchfield, Clerk of Session