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Summary of January 15, 2022 Session Meeting

The Session voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Budget as prepared by the Finance Committee and to set Feb. 6 as the date of the annual congregational meeting following worship service. The budget will be presented that day, and the congregation will vote on the 2022 Pastor’s Terms of Call. In other business, the Session elected the following persons: Bob Ashman and…

Summary of the Dec. 20, 2021 Session Meeting

The Session voted to suspend all food and drink service in the building until further notice due to rapid community spread of the omicron variant of covid-19. Fellowship Hour will continue to be held after worship service on Sunday mornings as a time for socializing only; everyone who comes to Fellowship Hall will be required to stay masked. Worship leaders who participate…

Summary of the Nov. 15, 2021 Session Meeting

The Session passed three motions: To conduct a second Congregational Survey, with a goal of emailing it to church members by the end of the week. To maintain current covid-19 protocols in the church building for the time being – including the mask mandate and social distancing measures – with a commitment to ongoing review of CDC guidelines for Howard County as…

Cold Weather Shelter 2021-2022

Greetings in Christ, Next month, CMPC will join with over a dozen churches and organizations in our region in support of Grassroots and their annual Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) program. From November 29th through March 8th, Grassroots and partner organizations will house and feed families and individuals in dire need during this cold and challenging season. As our congregation enters this time…

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,…