The session of First Presbyterian Church met on January 22nd for its monthly meeting.

New elders Jenny Hines, Jim Benton, Ty Poston, Shannon Pleasant and Mark Huckabee were warmly welcomed.

We welcomed new member Brian Byerly. Brian is transferring his membership from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Morganton. Brian is a Clinical Social Worker at Grace Hospital in Morganton and is married to Carolyn who is a member here. They are proud parents of 18 month old Kieran.

The session then had the honor of meeting with Katheryn McGinnis (via Skype from the Philippines). Katheryn is serving there as a Young Adult Volunteer and is beginning the inquiry and candidacy process for becoming a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the P.C. (U.S.A.). The session endorsed her application unanimously.

Finally, the session approved the recommendation of the Worship Committee to hold one worship service between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends at 10 a.m.  Services will alternate weekly between the Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary.

The session normally meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are always open to church members who would like to attend.

Pat Cherry, Clerk