Session

MISSION STUDY

The Mission Study is progressing very well as part of our process towards calling a new Pastor. So far, we have had two excellent all church meetings where we have discussed questions about our church such as: What attracted you to it and keeps you coming? When our church is at its absolute best, what would other people say about us? What needs & challenges do we face as a congregation? These and other questions have given us a fabulous opportunity to share with one another and grow closer as a church. The next Mission Study Conversational Meeting is September 13th at 6:30 pm. We encourage
everyone to attend even if you haven’t been to any of the previous meetings. This meeting will have different questions than previous meetings which will provide us additional insights as to who we are as a church, and what our hopes and dreams are for the future! If you missed a meeting and want to provide input on the questions that were discussed please let the church office or one of the Team members know and we will get the questions to you so you can provide your answers and insights. Look forward to seeing you on the 13th!
Paul Stutesman
Other Team members; Coya and Doug Erickson, Paula and Jim Mitchell, Tom McCulloch, Ardith Schuchardt and Pastor Wendy

MEET THE INTERIM PASTOR

We welcome the Reverend Wendy Taylor to serve as our Interim Pastor on the recommendation of the Transitional Ministry Team (TMT), members Chuck Whitney, Rosalie Doty, Rainy Birch, Carrie Cobb, Todd Haworth, and Presbytery liaison David Eekhoff.

Wendy Taylor comes to us as Interim Pastor after serving three churches in the Olympia Presbytery as an Interim. She was also the director of Caring Ministries of the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa, California for 9 years. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in California in 2007.
Even before her ordination, and throughout her ministry, Wendy has had a strong desire to live the Gospel, not just hear it. She wants to inspire the congregations in which she serves to do the same. Wendy has been involved in programs for children & families, and participated in mission trips. She is also very interested in community involvement wherever she is serving.
Wendy enjoys outdoor activities and has a strong family connection to the Pacific NW. She is grateful to be part of our fellowship & ministries! 


 

Session Information

Our session consisting of 12 elders and moderated by Pastor Wendy oversees the work and mission of First Presbyterian Church. They meet monthly to monitor the activities of the committees of the church. Approved revised committee titles and adding two new committees:


Building, Grounds, and Properties – Carol Foss
Christian Education – Rosalie Doty
Community Life – Pat Hyden
Mission – Tom McCulloch & Lu Meiner
Personnel – Coya Erickson
Special Projects – Kate Dexter
Stewardship – Gary McRoberts
Technology – Jeff Miller
Worship & Music – Paula Mitchell & Randy Schuchardt
Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, comments, and ideas.
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FINANCIAL REPORT
Beginning 2017 Balance - $357.05
January – Sepember Income - $233,163.91
January - September Expenses - $243,634.25
Ending Balance - $-10,213.29
September 30, 2017