January 21, 2019 Session E-mail vote

Email Vote January 21, 2019
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church

Present: Barbara Amago, Karen Atkins, Stan Campbell, Pat Chappell, Paul Harrell, Paul Isom, John McDowell, Maggie Reif, Terry Rudolph

The Clerk asked session to weigh in on two items in an email Vote

  1. Define Congregational friend. Mary Donna received the following report from Presbytery about their category of Congregational Friend

Here is the definition approved by the Assembly:

Persons who are not members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who participate in the life and worship of the congregation.”

The Book of Order requires churches to maintain certain membership rolls: Baptized, Active, Affiliate. There also another category called Other Participants.

Friends of the Church would be people who do not fall into one of these categories. Many churches already maintain such a list and in the past they would not have been included on the form. It’s a way to capture those people who are part of your faith family but not included on the required membership rolls.

​The vote we need is on the motion from Membership

Define Congregational Friend as someone who attends worship regularly (minimally 6 times a year), or has provided financial support within the past two years or serves on a committee.

 ​The clerk asked for a yay or nay vote on item 1. There were 6 yay’s on #1`and one dissent, the motion passed

Item 2

to approved the Statistical report that Andrew distributed during the January meeting.

​Again, they were asked for a yay or nay vote item 2, do it in the same email if that is alright. There was unanimous consent on item 2.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Ladd

Approved session February 18,2019