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REV. STAN FARTHING
The session shall consist of 9 active ruling elders and the pastor or moderator. The ruling elders shall be divided into 3 classes, each serving a three-year term following installation on a Sunday in January, and ending on Installation Sunday three years later. Ruling elders may serve 2 consecutive terms; only after a year has elapsed are they eligible to serve again. We hold to the custom that no two Ruling Elders in active service are to be from the same immediate family.
Session members, their classes, and the committees they serve on, are listed below
Session Moderator Rev. Stan Farthing
Class of 2023
Rob Woods (Clerk of Session)
Denny Throckmorton (Building and Grounds, Christian Education)
Tim Wade (Building and Grounds, Administration)
Class of 2024
Clark Brown ( Stewardship and Finance)
Bennie Marshall (Fellowship, Worship)
Lois Skeen (Mission, Congregational Care)
Class of 2025
Lee Livick Combs (Cemetery, Christian Education)
Patrick O'Shea (Administration)
Michelle Randolph (Nominating)
Class of 2026
Amy Howell Kinaird
Session committees and their responsibilities
WORSHIP AND MUSIC Committee provides for the worship of the congregation through the preparation of the sanctuary.
STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE Committee manages and protects the financial assets of Augusta Stone, provide oversight and supervision of the Church Treasurer, promotes stewardship in the congregation, and provides guidance for the utilization of gifts and bequests.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE is responsible for assembling a slate of candidates each year of active members to be elected by the congregation to serve as Ruling Elders and Trustees of the church.
FELLOWSHIP Committee promotes activities that foster fellowship, hospitality and friendship within the congregation.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Committee encourages learners of all ages to build an active, meaningful relationship with God through Bible study, fellowship and communication.
CEMETERY Committee is responsible for maintaining all three cemeteries, keeping records, and buying and selling cemetery plots.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS Committee provides oversight for the preservation, care, and maintenance of all the church buildings and grounds.
ADMINISTRATION Committee is responsible for personnel oversight, committee assignments and functions, policy development, and general administrative matters.
COMMUNICATIONS Committee supplies the congregation with information concerning important church matters including emailing of death notices. The committee also sends cards of sympathy to those who have recently lost a loved one.