Clerk of Session Message
Clerk’s CornerI hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start! The church has been a busy place so far, and has plans for more fellowship and mission events throughout August. Make sure to read the other sections of the newsletter to learn about all of the wonderful ministries and opportunities taking place.
Numerous events were held in June including a coffeehouse style worship, a private wedding and reception, as well as Vacation Bible School with Faith Presbyterian! It is truly a pleasure to be able to host these events and ministry opportunities! Unfortunately, issues outside our control prevented us hosting the Imani Miele Choir. Session and other volunteers learned several lessons regarding planning such an event including a variety of venue/logistical options. Hopefully we will be able to apply these lessons to hosting the choir in the future or other events!
Session and various committees continue working on on-going projects. Changes in code requirements, unfortunately, have expanded and delayed the lift replacement. An automated external defibrillator (AED) has been installed along with training for several members of the church. Thank you to all those who volunteered to learn CPR and how to use the AED! It is important for us to remember that anyone can use the AED if needed regardless of having been trained or not - there are pictures on the AED and audio instructions. Additionally, once 911 is called, the dispatcher is trained to advise you how to use the AED if needed. Finally, Session has recently approved upgrades to our security system. These upgrades will ensure connectivity to ADT during phone or power outages, in addition to cameras monitoring the main entrances. These upgrades should not hinder the church’s welcoming and open door but will allow for enhanced safety and awareness.
Ethan Johns Clerk of Session