Clerks of Session – Reading of Session Minutes

Dear Clerk of Session,

The time has come for the annual reading of the Session Minute books, yippee! Please note three major changes for 2018:

  1. Minutes Readings will be held on Saturdays and Sundays so that I may be present at each one. I truly enjoy our time together, and I strive to provide support and guidance for your important ministry as clerks.
  2. The minutes checklist has been streamlined (from 64 items to 32 J) and includes 3 narrative questions.
  3. A copy of your completed Session book review will be shared with your liaisons from the Committee on Ministry and the Relationships Working Group of the Healthier Congregations Team so that we can know and understand you better. Tell us your stories! Feel free to add an additional sheet of paper for the narrative responses.

I have attached a schedule for readings that incorporates our presbytery neighborhoods. My gratitude to the host churches!  I have also attached the new (and improved) checklist for you to complete and bring with you on Reading Day.  I encourage you to attend your assigned day and time so that neighborhoods can get to know one another better.  If for some reason you are unable to attend your assigned day, please consider sending another member of your Session in your place.  If that isn’t an option, please choose another date/location and notify me with your preference ([email protected]).

If you have any questions regarding the revised format, please contact me at your convenience.

Grateful as always to be your colleague in ministry!

Susan Orr

Presbyter for Healthier Congregations/Stated Clerk


2018 Session Minutes Checklist