Session Notes

Session met on Tuesday, February 13. Here are the highlights: Ari Brose, chair of the stewardship ministry, reported on the 2018 campaign. Members have already pledged $357,000. There will be another push, with the campaign closing on March 15. The music ministry task force has started its work. John Bader explained the group has started by discussing music’s role inRead More →

Session met on Tuesday, October 10. Here are the highlights: Western will welcome its next group of new members on Sunday, November 12! The class for new members starts on Sunday, October 22 at 9:45am. Session approved a new part-time position, a Building and Facilities Manager who will oversee the maintenance of the church’s building and property and housekeeping. The church willRead More →

Session met on Tuesday, July 11. Here are the highlights: Lauren Amos and Clark Talkington, Western members who serve on the board of Miriam’s Kitchen, updated the Session on Miriam’s exciting work. Between October and May, Miriam’s helped 94 guests secure permanent, supportive housing, provided case management to more than 1,000 guests, and served more than 40,000 meals. Western andRead More →

Session met on Tuesday, June 13. Here are the highlights: John Molina-Moore filled us in on the first week and a half in his ministry at Western. He’s eager to meet members and learn what we feel God calling Western to be. You can set up a time to talk with John by emailing him at Session started talking aboutRead More →

Possible Parish Associate Position:  The Session continued its discussions about the possibility of Western hiring Rev. John Molina-Moore as a part time Parish Associate for Community Life.  The Session discussed the terms under which John might be retained.  The next steps include Laura speaking further with John about his possible partnering with Western. Micah 6:8 Initiative:  The Session’s Cindy StevensRead More →

On Tuesday, April 11, the Session met with John Molina-Moore, the pastor that Western is considering as a possible Parish Associate for Community Life, a 20-hour-a-week position. John preached at Western on February 19. He would be charged with helping the congregation grow by: working with members to create a new worship opportunity that would be an alternative to SundayRead More →

Session met on Monday, March 20 — a little late because of the previous week’s snowstorm. Here are the highlights: Micah 6:8 Initiative: The Mission Ministry team is organizing the Micah 6:8 Initiative, a small group of members who will become experts on the social-justice topics Western cares about and then vet and publish opportunities where we can make aRead More →

February 2017: Pledges and Budget: To date, Western has received pledges for roughly $288,000 for 2017, which is $72,000 short of our goal of $360,000. Three dedicated congregation members are making telephone calls to people who have not yet pledged. With the new strategic vision and exciting, thought-provoking programs like Write Night and the recent anti-racism training, there’s a renewed energyRead More →

December 2016: The Session is preparing to review the rolls this month, a task required by our Book of Order. This process is being started up again after a few years of pastoral transitions.  Letters have gone out this past week to those who have not been here or have not communicated with the church office in the last two years.Read More →