The Session is the council for the congregation. It shall be composed of those persons elected by the congregation to active service as ruling elders, together with all installed pastors and associate pastors. All members of the Session are entitled to vote.
The Session is responsible for all decisions regarding the program and policies of the congregation, except for the two powers reserved for the congregation: the election of officers, including the pastoral staff, and the buying, selling, and/or mortgaging of church property. The Session is composed of elders elected for specific terms of service as well as the installed pastor(s) and associate pastor(s). It is presided over by the moderator, who is the pastor or a minister member of the Presbytery when the pastor is not available.
The Deacons are also elected annually at a meeting of the congregation. “The office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office”. It is a ministry of caring; a ministry of love; a ministry of compassion; and a ministry of prayer, and community service.
The following individuals were elected to serve as officers of this congregation. Please join us in congratulating them and thanking them for their willingness to serve in these leadership roles.