2017 Elder Handbook 2017 Deacon Handbook

THE SESSION
Moderator: Rev. Dr. H Timothy Halverson

WHAT IS SESSION?
Session is the governing body of any local Presbyterian Church. It consists of the Pastor, Associate Pastors, and Elders. At Faith Presbyterian Church, there are 24 Elders and a youth Elder.

WHAT IS SESSION RESPONSIBLE FOR?
Session is charged with providing opportunities for evangelism, receiving members into the church, leading the congregation in participating in the life of the church, providing opportunities for growth of members such as personal and pastoral care, education programs, and opportunities for fellowship and ministry. Session is responsible for stewardship and establishing an annual budget, providing for the administration of the programs of the church and its personnel, as well as providing for the management of the church’s property.

WHO ARE ELDERS?
Elders are members of the congregation chosen by the congregation to serve on Session for three year terms. They are called to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation. They are ordained by Session as Elders and hold that ordination for the rest of their life. 

HOW DOES SESSION MANAGE ALL OF THESE RESPONSIBILITIES?
Session Elders are assigned to the following committees, and they, along with other members of the congregation, are responsible to Session for that area. The current committees are:

Christian Education (CE)
Congregational Life
Facility Use
Family & Fitness
Family of Faith Daycare  (FoF Daycare)
Finance
Mission
Personnel
Property
Worship, Music & Arts (WMA)

Each Elder is a member of one or more committees, does the work of that committee, and reports back to Session as to their activity and any motions that Session needs to prayerfully consider.

ELDERS AT FAITH AND 2017 COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:
Darcy Hopko (Clerk of Session)
Class of 2017
Dave Marchant (Finance, Personnel)

Frankie Freeman (Christian Education)
Ron Kemper (Family of Faith Daycare)
Tim Barrier (Finance, Family of Faith Daycare)
Liz Marnul (Mission, Personnel)
Bill Miller (WMA)
Tristan D’Agostino (Youth Elder)
Mary Lou Griffin (Wisdom Elder)
Rich Rolfe (Congregational Life)
Pam Carey (Congregational Life)
Class of 2018
Al Gross (Property)

Bill Bogar (Mission)
Dennis Godby (Property)
Vicki McMillen (WMA & Personnel)
Marian Hall (Congregational Life)
Brenda Reim (Family of Faith Daycare, Finance)
Class of 2019
Vickie Christianson
Pam Carey
Jamie MaGirl
Rich Rolfe
Bill Shallbetter
Doug Pierce

 
THE DIACONATE
DEACON NEIGHBORHOODS
Faith has divided Cape Coral and its surrounding areas into “neighborhoods” and each neighborhood has its own Deacon. Your neighborhood Deacon will communicate with you from time to time and is there to help you. Please feel free to contact your neighborhood Deacon.

We also ask that you keep your neighborhood Deacon informed of any changes in address or telephone number. This helps us with our Emergency Response Network which makes sure that during hurricane season, your family can be promptly located before and after a hurricane, and provide assistance in any way that we can.

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
All members of Faith are assigned to a neighborhood. A neighborhood Deacon oversees each neighborhood and will be in touch with you. You can view a list of members in your own neighborhood by clicking on the “MEMBER LOGIN” button on the top of the church website.

DEACON COMMITTEES

Hospitality Committee
This committee is responsible for obtaining members to serve at all three services as greeters, guest books attendant, door attendant, and pastor’s assistant.

Memorial Service Reception Committee
This committee is responsible for preparing and serving at a memorial or funeral reception, if so desired by the family.

Media Ministry
The responsibilities of this committee include copying worship media on Monday; distributing media and bulletins to homebound members either by personal delivery or by mail; making available portable tape recorders/players for homebound members.
Transportation
Provides transportation for members of the church who need a ride to worship services. Also provides drivers for the golf cart transportation within the church parking lot before and after worship services.

Easter and Christmas Flowers
This committee arranges for the purchase of Easter lilies and Christmas poinsettias and for their arrangement in the Sanctuary.
DEACONS AT FAITH:
Class of 2017
Karen Anderson
Marilyn Banfield
Jeanne Bosworth
Jim & Patti Brown
Bob Burgess
Paul Christianson
Shirley Drew
George Einsetler
Ed Longley
Irene Longley
Jeremy Louzao
John Nichols
Carl Winchell
Morgan Clouse (Youth Deacon)
Class of 2018
Patty Duncan
Sam O’Briant
Brad Woodham
Pixie Peterson
Dave Taub
Janice Taub
Joyce Sauerwald
Robert Griffin
Shirley Griffin
Nancy Baumbach
Mimi Costello
Diana Fredricks
Joanna Lindsey
Frank Germann
Pam Germann
Class of 2019
Patty Campo
Mary Francis
Elaine Stoll
Bud Dansby
Sondra Dansby
Carol Klepsteen
Maude Clouse
Tara Snyder
Joy Williams
Tim Holland
John Silver
Lee Silver
Theo Moschovas
Jennie Moschovas
John Langston
Don Chappelear
Mark Franke
Kristen Franke
 

 

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