• The Session joyfully approved the following children for baptism on September 18: Charlotte Anele and Hazel Ruth Hempel, twin daughters of Tyler & Eliana Hempel and Nolan Michael Farbaniec, son of Michael & Rebecca Farbaniec.
  • Updated Derry’s active membership roll.
  • Approved the following building use requests:
    o Continued Capital Area Intermediate Unit’s program to offer speech therapy classes in coordination with Derry Discovery Days
    o Use of fellowship hall for two children’s birthday parties on August 20 and September 17
    o Use of fellowship hall for a “Zumba thon” to benefit Four Diamonds Fund on September 24 from 10-2 as requested by Carly Wilfong
    o Use of the Chapel for the wedding of Melissa Barlow and Ralph Fertrow on Saturday, October 1
    o Susquehanna Chorale’s request to use the sanctuary for their spring concert rehearsal on May 1, 2023 (the spring concert on May 12, 2023 was previously approved).
  • Reviewed and approved revisions to Derry’s Safe Children Policy.
  • Rally Day, which traditionally marks the start of a new church school year, is September 18.
  • Called two congregational meetings:
    o October 2 for election of church officers, and
    o December 11 to act on Pastors’ Terms of Call (this item moved from the Annual Meeting to facilitate payroll record keeping)
  • Scheduled a fall session retreat for Wednesday, September 21 from 6-9 pm.
  • Approved the hiring of four Derry Discovery Days employees: Jennifer Harman-LadybugLead Teacher, Laura Mills-Ladybug Aide, Kate Kucharski-Turtle Aide, and Susan Stanton-Butterfly Aide.
  • Approved George Porter, Duncan Campbell, and Greg Taylor as new signatories for Derry’s Vanguard investment account.
  • Hope Within will be the recipient of the Peace and Global Witness offering.
  • The Membership & Involvement committee will be coordinating upcoming Post Worship Fellowship gatherings.