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Session Reports

What is the Session?

The session of a particular church (i.e., local congregation) consists of the pastor, the associate pastor, and the elders in active service. Elders are those members—men and women—who have been called by God to serve the church. That calling is confirmed as the elders are duly nominated by the church's Nominating Committee and duly elected by the congregation and ordained by the Presbytery of jurisdiction. Elders are elected to serve a one three-year term, with the opportunity to serve a consecutive three-year term if re-elected. They are eligible for up to six more years after taking at least one year off as an "inactive" elder.

All elders have responsibilities that are required of them as servants of the church on the session.

All elders also have responsibilities that are required of them as individuals who have been called, equipped, elected, ordained, and installed as elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). That ordination is to the office of elder and extends to perpetuity. Once an elder, always an elder, whether currently on the session or not.

The session is responsible for the mission and government of the particular church. It is a body of elected representatives and thus has responsibility and power to provide for the worship, ministry, education, fellowship, mission, service, and life of the church.

If you are interested in serving as an elder on the session of First Presbyterian Church, or would like more information, contact:

Elders Currently Serving:

Beth Green Karen Sams Davis Roger Boss

Cass Busby-Elliott Rob Harmon Cathy Maciariello

Tracy Olson Diane Osborn Debbie Schweitzer

Session Meeting Minutes and Highlights

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

July 2016

Aug 2016 Joint Meeting

Aug 2016

September 2016

October 2916


December 2016

Annual Meeting 2016 1-29-17

January Meeting 2017

February Meeting 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

August 2017

September 2017

September 2017 Joint Meeting

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017 Congregational Meeting

December 2017

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