The May Session meeting was good meeting with perfect attendance. It was also the first meeting with our new interim pastor, the Dr. Terry Swicegood. We are down to six Elders on session, and this number needs to increase in the future. It is debatable at this time, as to how many should serve on session.
I feel like I am expressing for all of the session, that we feel we have a good year ahead with Dr. Terry. We, as a congregation are fortunate to have him so quickly. Now, we can NOT leave out his wife, Barbara. She is small, but perhaps she is powerful in getting him, “TO THE CHURCH ON TIME”. Barbara and Terry, “WE ARE GLAD YOU BOTH ARE HERE!”.
We have new financial secretary, Lisa O’Kelly. Lisa has a degree in accounting, so if the shoe fits… Lisa replaces Donna Davis who is now the Church Treasurer. Lisa has joined the bell choir. WELCOME LISA, but do not let us overload you. Sunday, the 15th, was Lisa’s first Sunday with the bells. Her son, Parker, was sitting in the back row of the south side. He stood up while mom was playing, so he could see her. Also, daughter, Megan had her eyes on mom. After the choir played, Parker said, “mom”, unfortunately, I was unable to hear what followed, but his actions made my day. Thank you, O’Kelly’s for being a part of P.P.C.
Approval was given to participate in the CROP WALK on November 6, 2016. Approval was also given to have a future fund raising event at Barros Pizza, as well as a Coupon Book Fundraiser Sale by our youths. The books will sell for $25 each and the youth will receive $10, for each one that is sold.
We have seven youths attending summer conference at Flagstaff as our own Montlure near Greer has not recovered from the forest fire a few years ago. I think it is the vegetation that needs to grow. Approval was given to send a check of $2,525 to cover the cost for the campers.
The Moderator’s, Deacon’s Treasurer’s and all committee reports were all received.
Again, Swicegood, “We are glad you are here!
The next regular session meeting is June 13th at 5:00 PM.
Clerk of Session