April 2019

The Stated Meeting of Session was held on April 23, 2019

After opening prayer and a time of devotions Session:

·      Received an update on ReVision Plan Year 3- GRACE CHANGES LIVES

·       Intergenerational Fellowship:

o   Congregational Dinners are going well.

·       Adult Mission Trip:  

o   Currently 3 people are signed up for the mission trip to Kinston, NC for hurricane relief work planned for July 28-Aug 3.  Pastor Levens is seeking input from the organization on minimum numbers for participation. 

o   Sign up deadline is May 1

·       Ministry to Youth and Young Adults:

o   Youth Middle School Mission trip currently has 11 students signed up. They are in need of two more adult volunteers: one male and one female

o   Youth High School Mission trip currently has 11 student signed up. They are in need of 2 adult male volunteers.

o   May 19th an all youth kickball event will close out the program year

·       Local Mission, Community Engagement:

o   April 6th Day of Service was held. About 30 people attended, a smaller number than other service days, but several came who had attended both previous days of service and shared they looked forward to participating in these events.

o   Wine and the Bible event was held, about 70 people attended


·      Noted that Confirmation Sunday is May 19th. A Called Meeting of Session for the purpose of receiving new members will be held on May 19th at 9:45

·      Received a preliminary preview of a thorough report on Capital Projects to be considered.

·      Ratified the decision by the Personnel Committee to hire Sara Bloncourt as our new Director of Children’s Ministry.  Sara begins with us on May 1.

·      Planned for the Spring Congregational Feedback sessions held on April 28th.

·      Agreed to ongoing discussions at future Session meetings on how donations to the church are honored and recognized.

·      Reviewed the Annual Assessment of the Adult Education Team.

·      Agreed to conduct a Sound System check prior to services where multiple microphones are in use.


We welcome your questions. Please speak to an Elder or contact us at session@gracejenkintown.org

Judy Alexander
Rob Hudson
Darlene Reeves
Tom Erwine
Philip Kuhl
Mimi Satterthwaite
Doug Geer
Kathryn Limmer
Susan Schaumburg

APRIL 1, 2019

Michaela Payne