The session of CMPC met Monday evening April 20th via zoom online videoconferencing. Following is a summary of the business conducted.
A motion to extend the closure of the church building and to suspend worship services in the Sanctuary through May 18 was unanimously approved. The Session will hold its next monthly meeting on that date to reassess any changes to state and national guidance on holding large gatherings.
- CMPC’s hosting of the May 14 Presbytery gathering has been canceled by the Presbytery and their leaders will host the meeting via videoconference instead. Interested participants will be required to pre-register on the Presbytery’s website. CMPC has agreed to host in May 2021.
- The Presbytery has not yet shared any decision on hosting the PC(USA) General Assembly in Baltimore in June. The Office of the General Assembly is expected to make a final decision this week.
- Pastor Hoffman has not yet made any changes to his sabbatical plans from June 1 through Sept. 30. He expects to know more about planned family trips in the coming months and will speak with a representative of the Lilly Foundation that awarded the grant about their flexibility on the terms of his leave.
- Bob Clemens, chair of the Finance Committee, reported on the financial status of the church
- The 2020 budget is currently on track and the session is grateful for those who continue to support the work of the church during these challenging times
- The Realizing the Vision capital campaign receipts to date are allowing us to be well prepared for when the loan is converted to a mortgage
- The church applied but did not receive any money from the federal Paycheck Protection Program before it ran dry, but Congress is expected to add additional monies to the program.