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 and Miriam’s is forming a working group to work out issues of common concern and to help the two organizations strengthen our bonds with one another.
- Nancy Kiefer, our assistant treasurer, has created a ministry budget, another view of Western’s finances to help us see how our giving connects to the mission and ministry of the church.
- On September 12, Kevin Garvey from the Presbyterian Foundation will lead a stewardship workshop for members of the Session, the Finance and Stewardship ministry teams, and other interested congregation members. Save the date!