Clerk of Session Message

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Clerk’s Corner

I hope everyone had a happy Easter! Springtime is surely here! Bath has a lot to look forward to throughout the spring and summer. Some specific highlights are below, and I invite you to read through each committee’s input in this newsletter!
Session will be hosting May’s Coffee and Donut fellowship. We will be “piloting” small group discussions with Session members as a way to improve communication. These discussions will offer a wonderful way to discuss Bath’s ministries and any items of concern.
Session has approved hosting a concert with the Imani Milele Choir. The choir is a ministry of Imani Milele Children, “a Christian organization on a mission to rescue, educate, develop, and improve lives of Uganda’s orphaned and most vulnerable children.” While plans have yet to be finalized, we are excited to offer Bath’s facilities and hospitality to the choir. Look out for future updates as we hope to welcome the choir and community for this fellowship and mission event!
Members of the Mission and Admin/Finance Committees met several times to discuss Bath’s monetary offerings and support to mission projects. These meetings aim at ensuring Bath is utilizing our mission funds in the best manner possible. Additionally, Verna has volunteered to serve as Bath’s commissioner for the Presbytery of Miami Valley’s May meeting.
Finally, Session is continuing to discuss safety and emergencies at the church. Should an emergency arise, preferably a member of Session (if during Worship, the lay leader) will contact 911 via the church’s landline phone. Members of the congregation/guests are asked to remain calm and provide ample space for first responders to respond. Session is also looking into the purchase of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and accompanying training.

Cheerfully Submitted,
Ethan Johns Clerk of Session