We will host the Wesleyan First Church of Deliverance for a joint worship service on September 2019 at 11am, to be followed by a fellowship meal. We will also have a guest preacher, Russell McCutcheon, a church planter who was recently licensed to preach in our Presbyery.
Session has approved a renewal of the Scouts' charter and is making plans to be more intentional to reaching to Scouts and their families as an ongoing ministry to our community.
Session has begun planning timelines and processes for the Pastoral Search Committee, likely to begin in early 2020.
Plans for a new playground are currently underway.
Session has approved Chris and Nicole Nichols for membership.
Evie Shackles will be baptized on September 29 at 11am.
September 29 Matthew 28:18-20 & Acts 1:8, Russell McCutcheon, church planter for Eastern Carolina Presbytery
October 6 Acts 2:14-41, Edi Demo, Missionary from Albania
October 13 Acts 2:42-47, Ken Langley
October 20 Acts 3:1-11, Darin Stone
October 27 Acts 3:11-26, Chuck Askew, RUF Minister at NC State
Peace will host the next stated meeting of Eastern Carolina Presbytery on October 19.
Session's role in the life of the church:
Robert's Rules of Order Summary:
1. They are not intended to restrict discussion, but to maintain order, which is especially important in large gatherings addressing potentially controversial issues.
2. To maintain order, someone MUST have the authority to maintain it. With that authority goes the obligation and the means to direct the business of the group and to decide controversial procedural questions, such as who may speak, for how long, and on what topic. Otherwise, we end up talking over each other, at lengths that weary the majority, and on topics not relevant to the business before us.
3. While that authority rests with the moderator, I believe it is essential that there be someone else with whom the moderator can discuss controversial procedural issues if one arises (an aside conversation). This is a parliamentarian, but that function can be merged with the recording clerk. This permits a respite from the controversy which facilitates both a rational decision and space for tempers to cool.
4. Of course, there are simple rules that should be given to the membership at least verbally – it might be useful as well to add them to the agenda. Such things as:
a) Only one person may speak at a time
b) Always address the speaker.
c) No one may speak without permission of the moderator.
d) All contributions to the discussion must be pertinent to the motion in question.