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First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa Meeting Minutes

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October & November 2020
SESSION met 11/16/20. Session Meeting Minutes 9/21/20. (No October meeting). Next meeting 12/21/20.

BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Justina Danison, Temp Coordinator; Peter Wilson liaison) – No report.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 10/4/20 & 11/1/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 12/6/20.

DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis & Maureen O’Connor liaisons) – 9/20/20 & 11/8/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 12/13/20 

MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Ken Killian, moderator & Meg Knight liaison) – 10/15/20 meeting minutes. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – report.

PANDEMIC TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair) – 9/21/20 meeting minutes and update for session 11/11/20.

PERSONNEL (Chuck Seifert, chair, Chris Hunter liaison) – 10/19/20 meeting minutes.

SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no written report.

STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair and liaison) – October Financial reports sent out. 10/26/20 meeting minutes.

WORSHIP PLANNING (Donna Martin, chair, Pastor Jenn liaison) – 10/14/20 meeting minutes. 

September2020
SESSION met 9/21/20 in Fellowship Hall. Session Meeting Minutes 8/17/20. Next meeting 10/19/20.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Justina Danison, Team Coordinator; Peter Wilson liaison) – 8/27/20 Report.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 9/13/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 10/4/20.
DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis & Maureen O’Connor liaisons) – Met 9/20/20. No written report yet.
MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Ken Killian, moderator & Meg Knight liaison) – no meeting/ report.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no written report.
PANDEMIC TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair) – Meets every Tuesday evening.
PERSONNEL (Chuck Seifert, chair, Chris Hunter liaison) – 9/2/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 10/16/20.
SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no written report.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair and liaison) – August Financial reports sent out. Next meeting 9/28/20.
WORSHIP PLANNING (Donna Martin, chair, Pastor Jenn liaison) – no meeting/ report.

August 2020
SESSION met 8/17/20 via Zoom. Session Meeting Minutes 7/20/20. Next meeting 9/21/20.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Peter Wilson liaison) – no written report.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 8/11/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 9/6/20.
DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis liaison) – no written report.
MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Ken Killian, moderator & Meg Knight liaison) – 8/13/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 9/17/20.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no written report.
PANDEMIC TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair) – 8/11/20 report to Session. Meets every Tuesday evening.
PERSONNEL (Chris Hunter liaison) – 7/21/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 9/18/20.
SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no written report.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – July Financial reports sent out. Next meeting 8/31/20.
WORSHIP PLANNING (Eve Kenyon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – 8/5/20 meeting minutes.  


July 26, 2020
SESSION met 7/20/20. Session Meeting Minutes 6/15/20 and 6/29/20. Next meeting 8/17/20.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – 6/25/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 8/27/20.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – No written report. Next meeting 8/2/20.
DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis liaison) – 7/12/20 meeting minutes.
MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Ken Killian, moderator & Meg Knight liaison) – 7/15/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 8/13/20.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no written report.
PANDEMIC TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair)- no written report. Meets every Tuesday evening.
PERSONNEL (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – 7/16/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 9/18/20.
SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no written report.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – June Financial reports sent out. 6/22/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 7/27/20
WORSHIP PLANNING (Eve Kenyon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – no written report. 

June 21, 2020
SESSION met 6/15/20 via Zoom. Session Meeting Minutes 5/18/20. Next meeting 7/20/20.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no written report.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 6/14/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 8/2/20.
DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis liaison) – no written report.
MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Ken Killian, moderator & Meg Knight liaison) – 6/8/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 7/15/20.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no written report.
PANDEMIC TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair)- no written report. Meets every Tuesday evening.
PERSONNEL (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – 5/21/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 7/16/20.
SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no written report.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – May Financial reports sent out. 5/28/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 6/22/20.
WORSHIP PLANNING (Eve Kenyon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – no written report.  


May 24, 2020
SESSION met 5/18/20. Meeting Minutes 4/20/20 and 5/4/20. Next meeting 6/1/20.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no written report.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 5/3/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 6/7/20.
DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis liaison) – met 5/17/20. No written report.
MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Ken Killian, moderator & Meg Knight liaison) – 5/11/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 6/8/20.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no written report.
PANDEMIC TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair)- no written report. Will be meeting 5/26/20.
PERSONNEL (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – 3/26/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 5/21/20.
SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no written report.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – April Financial reports sent out. 4/6/20 and 4/21/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 5/28/20.
WORSHIP PLANNING (Eve Kenyon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – 4/27/20 meeting minutes.


April 23, 2020
SESSION met 4/20/20 via Zoom. Session Meeting Minutes 3/16/20, 3/25/20 and 4/6/20. Next meeting 5/4/20.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no report.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATOIN (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 4/5/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 5/3/20.
DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis liaison) – 3/29/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 4/19/20.
MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Ken Killian, moderator & Meg Knight liaison) – 4/13/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 5/11/20.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no meeting.
PERSONNEL (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – 3/26/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 5/21/20.
SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no meeting.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – March Financial reports sent out. 3/24/20 and 4/6/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting is 4/21/20 via Zoom.
WORSHIP PLANNING (Eve Kenyon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – no report.  Next meeting 4/27/20.

SESSION met 2/17/20. Next meeting 3/16/20Session Meeting Minutes 1/20/20.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no written report. New keys are currently being distributed by Pastor Jenn. The lock will be changed, and new keys are to be used starting Feb. 28. Pastor Jenn has an excel sheet with who is assigned a key (the keys are all numbered). Follow up on next B&G project to be completed. Need help recruiting people for the building and grounds team.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 2/9/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 3/1/20 after church.
DEACONS (Becky Higley, chair, Marty Davis & Maureen O’Connor liaison) – 2/9/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 3/8/20 after church.
MISSION/ LOVE IN ACTION (Sue Getsch, chair & Meg Knight liaison) – no written report. Sue Getsch requested to resign as chairperson. Next meeting 3/9/20.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no meeting.
PERSONNEL (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – 1/30/20 meeting minutes. Next meeting 2/20/20.
SAFETY SECURITY TASK FORCE (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no meeting.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – January Financial reports sent out. Meeting minutes 1/20/20. Next meeting is 3/17/20.
WORSHIP PLANNING (Eve Kenyon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – meeting minutes 2/4/20. Ash Wednesday Service- Pastor Jenn will be in the parlor on Wed. 2/26 from 7am-9am to distribute ashes to people and then will hold an informal Ash Wednesday worship service from 6pm-6:45pm in the sanctuary. Next meeting is 3/10/20.

Session Meeting Minutes 12/16/19
Buildings and Grounds (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no written report.
Christian Education (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) –  1/12/20 minutes received. Next meeting 2/2/20. 
Deacons (Becky Higley, chair; Marty Davis liaison) – Met 1/12/20, no meeting minutes received. Next meeting 2/9/20 after church.
Mission/ Love In Action (Sue Getsch, chair; Meg Knight liaison) – 1/13/20 minutes received. Next meeting 2/3/20.
Nominating Committee (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – Meetings will be as needed.
Personnel (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – no written report. Next meeting 1/30/20.
Stewardship & Finance (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – December Financial reports sent out. 1/20/20 minutes forthcoming. Next meeting 3/17/20.
Worship (Eve Keynon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – no written report. Next meeting 2/4/20.

SESSION met 12/16/19  Next meeting 1/20/20 Session Meeting Minutes 11/18/19  

Buildings and Grounds (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – project list.
Christian Education (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 12/1/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 1/5/20 after church.
Deacons (Becky Higley, chair; Marty Davis liaison) – 12/8/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 12/12/20 after church.
Mission/ Love in Action (Ken Killian & Sue Getsch co-chairs & Meg Knight liaison) – 12/9/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 1/13/20.
Nominating Committee (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no meeting.
Personnel (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – 12/3/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting TBD.
Safety Security Task Force (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no meeting.
Stewardship & Finance (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – November Financial reports sent out. No meeting. Next meeting is 1/14/20.
Worship (Eve Keynon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – no meeting. Next meeting is 1/28/20.

 


 

Session met 11/18/19. Next meeting 12/16/19. Session Meeting Minutes 10/21/19.  
Buildings and Grounds (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no meeting.
Christian Education (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 11/3/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 12/1/19 after church.
Deacons (Becky Higley, chair; Marty Davis liaison) – 11/17/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 12/15/19 after church.
Mission/ Love in Action (Ken Killian & Sue Getsch co-chairs & Meg Knight liaison) – no meeting. Next meeting 12/9/19.
Nominating Committee (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – no meeting.
Personnel (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – no meeting. Next meeting is 12/10/19.
Safety Security Task Force (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) – no meeting.
Stewardship & Finance (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – October Financial reports sent out. No meeting. Next meeting is 1/14/20.
Worship (Eve Keynon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – 10/29/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting is 1/28/20.


Session 9/16/19 Meeting Minutes
 
Buildings and Grounds (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no report.
Christian Education (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – 10/6/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 11/3/19 after church.
Deacons (Becky Higley, chair; Marty Davis liaison) – 9/22/19 & 10/20/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 11/17/19 after church.
Mission/ Love in Action (Ken Killian & Sue Getsch co-chairs & Meg Knight liaison) – 10/9/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting 11/11/19.
Nominating Committee (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – 10/6/19 meeting minutes.
Personnel (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – 10/17/19 meeting minutes. Next meeting is 12/10/19. Survey discussion. Sexual Misconduct Policy approval needed and each session member needs to sign it.
Safety Security Task Force (Meg Knight, chair and liaison) –
Stewardship & Finance (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – September Financial reports sent out. 10/7/19 Meeting minutes. Next meeting is 11/25/19.
Worship (Eve Keynon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – Next meeting is 10/29/19.

Session - Meeting Minutes 8/26/19

Buildings and Grounds - (Norman Young, chair; Peter Wilson liaison) – no meeting/ report.

Christian Education (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) – meeting minutes 8/25/19. Meetings will be the first Sunday of every month after church.

Deacons (Becky Higley, chair; Marty Davis liaison) – meeting minutes 7/21/19. Next meeting 9/22/19 after church.

Love In Action/ Mission (Meg Knight, chair & liaison) – minutes 9/4/19. Next meeting 10/9/19. After that the meetings will be the 2nd Monday of every month. Ken Killian and Sue Getsch will be co-chairs.

Nominating Committee (Maureen O’Connor, chair & liaison) – Report 9/16/19. Meetings will be as needed.

Personnel (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) – meeting minutes 9/12/19. Next meeting is 10/17/19. Meeting will be as needed.

Stewardship & Finance (Debbie Seifert chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – August Financial reports sent out. Meeting minutes 9/3/19. Next meeting is 10/7/19 to start the budget process.

Worship (Eve Keynon & Peg Thompson co-chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) – Meeting minutes 9/9/19. Next meeting is 10/29/19. Will meet quarterly.

 


 

Session Meeting Minutes June 17, 2019 

Special Congregation Meeting Minutes June 9, 2019
Buildings and Grounds (Norman Young, chair; Marty Davis liaison) - installed three new air conditioners, new lighting in the narthex, a doorbell and camera outside West Street entrance, new cover over the cellar stairs in the backyard, a safety railing, and bricks were restored outside the chapel.

Christian Education (Sue Pangie, chair & liaison) - Tom Carter stepped down as chair. Meetings will be every first Sunday after worship. 

Deacons (Becky Higley, chair; Marty Davis liaison) - May 19, 2019 meeting minutes. The next meeting will be September 22 at 11:30 am.

Love In Action/ Mission (Meg Knight, chair & liaison) - Collecting school supplies for Ballston Spa schools.

Personnel (Jenny Killian, chair; Chris Hunter liaison) - May 13, 2019 & June 3, 2019 meeting minutes. The next meeting will be September 12 at 6 pm.

Stewardship & Finance (Deb Seifert, chair; Eve Kenyon liaison) - June 10, 2019 meeting minutes. July finance reports were distributed. The next meeting will be September 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Worship (Eve Kenyon & Peg Thompson, chairs; Eve Kenyon liaison) - Kate Kotfila, moderator from Albany Presbytery, will head the commission for Pastor Jenn’s installation on November 10. The next team meeting will be September 9 at 6:30 pm

 



May 20, 2019 Session Meeting Minutes

 

Building and Grounds (Norm Young, chair; Peter Wilson, liaison) – there have been no recent complaints about the odor from the new carpet; proposed renovation of bathroom spaces; discussed tree issues.
Christian Education (Tom Carter, chair, Sue Pangie, liaison) - May 19 – talked about curriculum and how to split the money from the garage sale.
Deacons (Becky Higley, chair; Marty Davis, liaison) - met May 19.
Love In Action/Mission (Meg Knight, liaison) – no report
Personnel (Jenny Killian, chair) - met May 13.
Stewardship & Finance (Debbie Seifert, chair; Eve Kenyon, liaison) – April Finance reports
Worship Planning (Eve Kenyon, liaison) – Missionary Visit on July 7.

 


 

April 15, 2019 Session Meeting Minutes 

Buildings and Grounds - carpeting completed and beautifully done.
Christian Education  - working on garage sale to be held on Saturday, June 8; tagging items will take place in two weeks. Justina will begin advertising. Purpose is to clean out Little Angel supplies from basement.
Deacons - met April 7, 2019
Love In Action/ Mission - collected food bags to be delivered to schools on Wednesday, April 16; paid first half year for mission partners.
Personnel - met April 7; training class for staff on Sunday on April 7
Stewardship & Finance - finances look good, income in March increased a little over February.
Worship Planning - Maundy Thursday/Seder meal is being planned, choir is preparing music for Good Friday service.

 

March 25, 2019 Session Meeting Minutes

  Building and Grounds - no report
  Christian Education - no report
  Deacons - Met March 10, 2019 - no Meeting Minutes
  Mission/ Love in Action - 
March 24, 2019
  Personnel - no report
  Stewardship & Finance - 
March 25, 2019 & February Finance Reports
  Worship Planning - 
February 27, 2019

 


 

February 19, 2019 Session Meeting Minutes
  Building and Grounds - no report
  Christian Education - February 17, 2019 report coming
  Deacons - February 10, 2019
  Mission/ Love in Action - no report, February Break Food Bags were delivered along with some home deliveries.
  Personnel - no report
  Stewardship & Finance - January Finance Reports
  Worship Planning - no report 

 


January 21, 2019 Session Meeting Minutes

  Building and Grounds - January 17, 2019
  Christian Education - no report
  Deacons - January 13, 2019
  Mission/ Love in Action - no report
  Personnel - no report
  Stewardship & Finance - January 17, 2019, December Finance Reports
  Worship Planning - no report 

 

December 17, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes
  Building and Grounds - no report
  Christian Education - no report
  Deacons - Dec. 9, 2008
  Mission/ Love in Action - Dec. 2, 2018
  Personnel - Nov. 14, 2018
  Stewardship & Finance - no meeting, November Finance Reports
  Worship Planning - met briefly Nov. 18, 2018, no report

 

November 12, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

Deacons October 21, 2018

Mission and Love in Action October 21, 2018

 

October 8, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

Building and Grounds 10/4/18

Nominating Committee 9/24/18

Stewardship and Finance 9/10/18

 

September 10, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

Building and Grounds 8/27/18

Deacons 6/24/18 & 7/15/18

Missions 8/19/18

Personnel 7/25/18

Stewardship and Finance 7/16/18

Worship Planning 8/23/18

 

August 20, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

 

June 25, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

May 20, 2018 Deacons Meeting Minutes

June 10, 2018 Personnel Team Meeting Minutes

 

May 21, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

April 15, 2018 Deacons Meeting Minutes

April 22, 2018 Personnel Team Meeting Minutes

May 7, 2018 Stewardship & Finance Team Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2018 Worship Planning Team Meeting Minutes

 

April 16, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

March 19, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

February 19, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2018 Session Meeting Minutes

 

2017

December 18, 2017 Session Meeting Minutes

November 20, 2017 Session Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2017  Session Meeting Minutes

September 18, 2017 Session Meeting Minutes

August 14, 2017 Session Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2017 Session Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2017 Session Meeting Minutes