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Summary of the Oct. 18, 2021 Session Meeting

The Session passed three motions: To allow LOGOS to serve meals inside the building when the weather turns cold, permitting an exemption to the church’s mask mandate only while eating and requiring adherence to social distancing protocols by spreading cohorts out during mealtime. To hold a Congregational Meeting to elect the Class of 2024 officers and at-large members of the Nominating Committee,…

Summary of the Sept. 20, 2021 Session Meeting

The Session voted to approve two motions: To allow two catered meals for the 3rd Capital Campaign to take place in Fellowship Hall: an invitation-only gathering for advanced commitment pledges before the campaign officially launches, and a congregation-wide luncheon on Vision Fest Sunday on Nov. 7. Both get-togethers will adhere to the most-recent CDC and government guidance available, including switching to a virtual…

Summary of the July 19, 2021 Session Meeting

The Session voted unanimously to approve two recommendations from the Reopening Task Force: To fully reopen the church building to all groups, both internal and external; and To lift the mask mandate (making mask wearing optional) while maintaining the current social distancing practices like cordoning off every other pew.  Unvaccinated persons are encouraged to continue to wear a mask for their own safety. …

Summary of the June 21, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session voted unanimously to approve a request from the Christ Memorial Christian Preschool to reopen its doors for the 2021-2022 academic year. In other business: The Session unanimously approved the removal of 89 names from the church’s membership roll after a months-long outreach effort by several groups and individuals. This action will reflect a more accurate count of active members,…

Summary of the May 10, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session voted to reopen the church building to in-person worship services in the sanctuary starting on June 13 at 10:30 a.m. Camera operators will continue to stream services for simultaneous broadcast on the church’s Facebook page for those who prefer a virtual experience. A churchwide email detailing how this will work and what to expect will be sent out soon.…

Summary of the April 19, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session voted to allow worship leaders to join Pastor Hoffman in the Sanctuary to conduct 10:30 a.m. virtual services starting this Sunday, April 25. Elders also approved the formation of a group comprised of members of the Worship and Music Committee, Property Committee and Reopening Task Force for the express purpose of determining how soon the building can reopen for…

33rd Year of LOGOS:Christ-centered Community

Year 33 of LOGOS at CMPC wasn’t to be deterred by a pandemic. What an amazing bunch of creative, committed, and faith-filled adult leaders, children, and youth that made it happen. Brought it to life! Thank you Lindsey Kim for leading us through as our LOGOS Director. Sure, there were a few bumps along the way (the stuff for memories, right?) but…

Summary of the March 15, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session voted to update the 2017 appraisal of the church’s adjacent properties on the north and south of the building to prepare for any possible discussion of selling land to reduce the principal of the loan from PILP. Any sale must be approved by the congregation and all proceeds are required by our lender to go toward paying down the…

Summary of the Feb. 15, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session voted to extend the building closure with no target date for reopening at this time. This path was chosen to allow for continual monitoring of governmental regulations and covid-19 mitigation guidance that remain in flux, and to permit a rapid response when deemed appropriate. With planning underway for churchwide gatherings on CMPC grounds as spring nears, the Session voted…

Session Decision on Building Closure

The session of Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church met on the evening of Monday, February 15 via Zoom and discussed, among many matters, the eventual reopening of the church building. After significant conversation and deliberation, the decision was made that the building would remain closed and that the session would monitor the pandemic situation on a monthly basis in the hope of reopening…