Brian Beaumont pointed us to Christ in discussing lament as expressed through musical history.
Carolyn reported that we have a modest budget deficit which is in trend with last year and normal for this time of year. Expenses have been well controlled. We continue to encourage year-end giving.
Mark Cutshall led a discussion on Bethany’s draft direction statement. He described iterative process of forming the direction statement, and invited session to provide perspectives and feedback.
Brian Beaumont honored Jeff Cropp with the Celtic Cross Award, granted by the National Association of Presbyterian Scouters. Jeff graciously served as Bethany’s Boy Scout Troop Leader for 15+ years.
During brief reports and actions, Doug (standing in for Reed) reviewed the upcoming stewardship campaign, Matt Montagner provided the latest updates to the membership rolls, and session approved Doug’s sabbatical plan.