Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Marshall, TX

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Congregational Meeting


Congregational Meeting , Sunday, November 20, 2016, 10:45 am

The following requires a Congregational Meeting (2.53, 2.54, 2.55):

*At the November 1, 2016, session meeting the session approved the following recommendation:

“That we reduce our numbers on the session by one Elder and on the Diaconate by one Deacon, for each of the next three years beginning in 2017 (for the Class of 2019) which will eventually result in a total of nine elders on the session and nine deacons on the diaconate (instead of the current 12). This will be accomplished by nominating three persons per class for each of the next three years.”

The session hopes that by reducing the number on the Diaconate and Session that we will be more flexible and nimble in our decision-making in a fast-changing world and that we will free more of our leaders to lead in other places in the church. Much of the work of the session and diaconate does not require twelve people. (If this motion is defeated, we will have another Congregational Meeting with a new slate of nominees.)

*And to Elect Deacons and Elders for the Class of 2019:

Deacons                                                            Elders

Lisa Coleman                                                Jay Lawrence

Harriette Malcolm                                          Rick Phillips

Rhonda Thomas                                           Owen Smith

*And to very briefly present the 2017 proposed budget.