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Important News

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Our Leadership

The heart of the Presbyterian way is the belief that the people of God are called to be the leaders.  This commitment is evident in a style of “representative democracy” that is unique in the worldwide church.  This representative democracy is incorporated in the boards of the church: the Session, and the Board of Deacons.   The officers who serve on these boards are chosen for their gifts of a commitment to the life and ministry of their congregation and leadership qualities.  They are elected to three-year terms of office by the congregation.  Elections are normally held at the end of February.  Officers are then normally ordained or installed in April, and then begin their term of office in early spring.

Session

The session is the governing body of the church, and is made up of eighteen elders.  They meet monthly.  The whole life and ministry of the congregation is the responsibility of the session.  Their goals are to be shaping faith, building community, serving others, and stewarding resources.  Their responsibilities include receiving new members; providing for worship and the administration of the sacraments (baptism and communion); offering educational programs, pastoral care, and fellowship opportunities; leading the congregation in mission; and challenging the congregation in its stewardship of time, talent, and financial resources.  The various session committees oversee these responsibilities and report back to the session.  Basically, the Session co-ordinates the ministries of the church.

Board of Deacons

The board of deacons is under the supervision and authority of the session.  It is made up of 18 members.  They meet monthly.  The privileges and responsibilities of the deacons are to assist the pastor, elders, and the congregation in the ministry to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress; provide visitation and transportation to shut-in members; keep in contact and provide services to the military members of the church; keep in contact and provide services to the college students members of the church family while they are away from home; assist the session Worship Committee at the Sacrament of Holy Communion; provide greeters for worship services; recruit and train acolytes for worship services; assist with communion; arrange for gifts for baptized children and infants; supervise distribution of Deacon Benevolence Fund; maintain the Baby Cradle Roll, provide hosts for the Bloodmobile; and provide representatives to session committees and the Congregation Nominating committee.