Kirk session minutes 20 June 2017

At a meeting of the Kirk Session in Tayvallich Church on 20th June 2017 the meeting was constituted in prayer by the Moderator, Rev Clifford Acklam.
Present were Moderator, Rev Clifford Acklam, Session Clerk, Mr Alan Cameron, Elders, Mrs Valerie Cameron Mr David Logue, Mrs Louise Logue, Mrs Libby MacDonald and Mrs Catherine Paterson.
Also present were Mrs Rona Blythe, Mrs Marjorie Drysdale and Mr Ted Self.
Apologies were received from Mrs Norma Kelly and Miss Ealasaid Mackay
The minutes of the meeting of 24th May 2017 were approved Proposed by Mrs Libby MacDonald
 Seconded by Mr David Logue
Holiday Club Benmore – Mrs L Logue is, as previously agreed, making contact with families with children in the correct age group and with church connection. The cost of the holiday is £300 per person reduced to £150 after subsidy from the Augusta Lamont Bequest.
Email from Presbytery with regard to Inverlussa Church. A meeting between office bearers and the convenors of the Presbytery Property, Business and Ministry Committees is to take place on 2nd August 2017 at 7.00 pm in Inverlussa Church.
 Rev Acklam asked that anyone who may be interested in assisting with services at Ardfenaig should contact him. He will keep in contact with Tayvallich School as there will be a change in head teacher after the summer break. He was happy with the joint service at Kilmartin on 18th June and thanked all those from North Knapdale who had attended. The evening service at Tayvallich was well attended.
 Christian Aid Week 2017 collections totalled £700.
 Nothing to report.
 The quarterly meeting was held in Oban on 6th June 2017. The new Moderator, Rev Dugald Cameron was installed.
 Mrs L Logue is to work with Mrs Kim Ritchie on the reclaim of outstanding Gift Aid.
 There was no report. It was however noted that the mains water connection to Tayvallich Church was still not completed.
The new external noticeboard for Tayvallich Church has been purchased.
Representative Elder
 The Kirk Session appointed Mrs Norma Kelly a bone fide acting elder of the Congregation to represent them in The Presbytery of Argyll during the year ending 30th June 2018.
9th July 2017 Evening Worship will be held in Tayvallich Church at 6.30 pm.
Pulpit Supply
 On the following dates worship will be led by
Mr James MacLellan 16th July 2017 in Tayvallich Church
Mr James Malcolm 23rd July 2017 in Bellanoch Church
Mr James Malcolm 30th July 2017 in Tayvallich Church
Mr David Logue 6th August 2017 in Inverlussa Church
Messy Church
 The picnic had been very well supported but was held in Tayvallich Hall due to wet weather.
 No further progress on activities for older children.
Cafe Connect
 There will be no Cafe Connect on Saturday 22nd July 2017.
Going for Growth Summer School
 The presentation by Mr and Mrs D Logue was postponed until a later date.
Mr and Mrs D Logue had attended the Elders’ Training day held in Tarbert on 17th June 2017 and made a presentation to the Kirk Session with the aid of slides. The day had focused on leadership and the role of elders in reshaping the church. Details of the presentation will be distributed separately.
There was no further business.
The date of the next meeting will be 15th August 2017 at 7.30pm in Tayvallich Church.
The meeting was closed by saying the grace together.

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