Session Update

Session Highlights: November 2023

Changes in Register:

New Members:

  • Jennifer Hewes – Letter of Transfer from Madison Presbyterian Church (NJ)
  • Rich and Nancy Hults- Letter of Transfer from the Presbyterian Church in Morris Plains
  • Bill Crean by Reaffirmation of Faith
  • Loreto Georghiou by Reaffirmation of Faith
  • Achilles Georghiou, by Confession of Faith. Achilles was baptized (11/12/23) before being into accepted into membership.


  • On November 5, 2023: Daughter of David and Amie Lee, the Rev. Daniel Vigilante officiating.


  • Bob Spurr, 9/23/2023

Dropped from Roll: None

Deaths: None

Transfers: None

Session Approved:

  • Baptism: On December 10, 2023; Daughter of Jennifer Catherine Marrash Havelin and Joseph David Havelin and Son of Brittany Marie Hipkins Edwards and Steven Joseph Edwards
  • To call a Special Congregational Meeting on December 10, 2023 for the purpose of:
    1. Electing the Class of 2027 deacons, elders and auditors for 2024, AND
    2. To call Rev. Audrey Webber to be our installed associate pastor, AND
    3. To approve the loan application for $500K.
  • From OUTREACH: To give $1,300 to Nourish.nj and $2,400 to Table of Hope from Creative Benevolence.

Presbytery News & Happenings

  • The news we have been waiting to hear: The Committee on Ministry approved the request of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown to proceed with the process to call the Covenant Supply Associate Pastor as the Installed Associate Pastor.
  • November 14, 2023 Presbytery Meeting highlights – our commissioned elders for this meeting: Clarence Curry, Jr., Rich Schwartz, and Karen Griffith. Clerk of Session Wendy Doidge is also a voting member by virtue of being a past moderator of Presbytery.
  • Commissioned Elders for the 2024 GA meeting in Salt Lake City are:
    • Elder Craig Barth (Morristown)
    • Elder Alec Jain (Morris Plains)
    • Rev. Robin Palmer Burton (Highlands Presbyterian Church, Long Valley)
    • Rev. Rich Gelson (Pilgrim/Philipsburg).
  • The Presbytery budget was passed.
  • Newly installed Moderator: Sue Cail, Community Presbyterian Church of Ringwood, and Vice Moderatorb – Rev. Chad Rogers, Lower Valley Presbyterian, Califon.
  • Corporate Officers:
    • Treasurer – Elder Becky Moody
    • President – Rev. David Harvey
    • Secretary – Rev. Julie Raffety.
  • Rev. Carie Morgan is serving as Interim pastor at Boonton and James Vespoli is at Panther Valley Ecumenical as covenant supply pastor.

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