After dinner and a time of encouragement for the elders, elder candidates, and their wives, the session met to discuss the following items:
- We submitted a proposed policy concerning the employment of relatives at CPC to our Personnel Committee for input and revision. We hope to finalize this important policy at our next business meeting (Dec. 6).
- We finalized the review process for our current elder candidates (Doug Bull, Jacob Repokis, and Doug Wilson). We hope to take additional steps forward with these men in December and January.
- We requested a written proposal from Anchored Hope Biblical Counseling (a new work in Anderson, SC) in order to explore a potential partnership.
- We approved a new sermon series for the winter and spring of 2022. This series will lead us through a beautiful, hope-filled portion of Isaiah (chapters 40-55). We also approved some small adjustments to worship leadership (to include our pastors) and the re-start of additional adult Sunday School classes (beginning Jan. 9).
- We reviewed and approved updates to our celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
- Members in good standing of a bible believing church will come to the front to receive the elements (dismissed section by section). Members will partake of the elements at the tables before returning to their seats.
- We will serve larger portions of home-baked bread. The juice will be poured into cups as before the pandemic protocols. *Note: Pre-packaged elements will still be available for those with continuing health and safety concerns.
- We hope to begin the weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper in 2022. We are also looking for a way to involve the entire church family on campus each Sunday.
- We believe the sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper) should be central in our ongoing worship of the living God.
- We believe the Lord’s Supper is a joyous family meal. We hope this method of partaking will unite us to the Lord and to one another in a more meaningful and personal way.
- We believe higher-quality elements appropriately promote the honor and blessing of the Lord’s Supper.