Notes From Session - October 2020

NCPC's Elders gathered for their regular monthly meeting, and opened with a time of reflective prayer led by Rev. Denise Easter and Rev. Dianne Kunce.  While maintaining the confidentiality of the calls, we shared gratitude for conversations our Elders have had over the last few weeks and the congregation's willingness to share from their heart.  We also heard some reports about administrative details and Presbytery news. 


Our finance team reported a positive net income through September, celebrating both the continued faithful giving of the congregation and the cautious adjustments made early during the pandemic.  We are on track to finish 2020 with a positive income, having met Mission giving goals and necessary expenditures. Plans are moving ahead for the Pledge Parade on Nov.15, and budget planning for 2021. 

 

We spent time hearing about the staff transition with Chris Chang moving into a new call and Sean Lian coming to lead our youth for an interim period. We took time to pray for our staff and the youth and families of the church.  We talked about this transition season and plans for the coming year as we consider God's leading in our mission and ministry. We ended our meeting in prayer for each other and the congregation.  

November 2020

Session met on November 24, 2020 for 2½ hours. Much of the meeting focused on examining the Holy Cow Survey with our consultant, Jim Mead, who had also reviewed the church’s survey back in 2011. He spent over an hour providing us with insights from all of our 255 responses. We will take the survey as guidance and a way to bring into focus God’s direction for our church going forward. After his presentation, Mead lead us in a reflective time in prayer.

December 2020

At its meeting on December 15, Session met for 2 1/2 hours.  We talked about God’s spirit at work in us all and how blessed we are because of that amazing gift!  We listened to God about our finances, about moving forward with God’s help, and about God’s goals for us as a congregation in the future. We continue to feel blessed by God as we serve to honor Him with you.