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Trinity Presbytery


Report of the Board of Christian Education

January 25, 2014

The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Joshua Murray.

Members present: Shannon Martin(Chairperson), Charelle Webb (Secretary), Rev. Joshua Murray, David Montoya, Rev. Fredy Diaz, Rev. Duane Dougherty, and David Dean.

Members absent: Rev. Sung-In Park and Chad Humphries.

Visitors: Bill Black, Benjamin Diaz, and Davis Webb of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Houston.

The Board elected Rev. Duane Dougherty as Chairperson and Charelle Webb as Secretary.

The Board discussed summer scheduling and details of recent and upcoming camps and retreats, and is pleased to make the following recommendations:

Recommendation #1

The Board of Christian Education recommends that the following details of Trinity Presbytery Jr/Jr High/Sr High Camp be approved:

Director: Brian Martin

Coordinator: Marvin Terrell

Date: July 20-25, 2014

Location: Camp Gilmont

Cost (Junior/Junior High/Senior High): $260

Theme: “Happy, Happy, Happy”

Marvin Terrell will mail registration forms to all churches and past participants in February. Registration forms will also be posted on the Trinity Presbytery Facebook page.

Recommendation #2

The Board of Christian Education recommends that Trinity Presbytery Day Camp be integrated into the full camping program with options for either (1) the full duration of the camp or (2) daytime only, Monday through Thursday. These youngest campers will participate as a dedicated group within the Junior schedule. Each church that sends day campers for the full duration of camp must also send an adult staff member to serve as their counselor.

The date of the Cumberland Presbyterian Youth Conference, being held at Bethel University, is June 22 – 27, 2014. Bus transportation information is forthcoming from Red River Presbytery and will be posted on the Facebook page when available.

The Board received an oral report from Rev. Fredy Diaz regarding the Trinity Presbytery Pastors’ Fall Retreat. The retreat is scheduled for October 3 and 4, 2014, in Buffalo, Texas, at the property of James and Charelle Webb. The Board decided to use $1,000 from the Camping Line item of the budget of the Board of CE to be dedicated to the Trinity Presbytery Pastor’s Fall Retreat.

The Board received an oral report from Bill Black regarding the 2014 Winter Retreat. The Board offers thanksgiving for Bill Black and Marisa Knight and their leadership and care of the Youth Retreat and decided to reimburse $500 to the First CP Church of Houston for Winter Retreat expenses to be taken from the camping line item of the Board of CE budget.

Recommendation #3

The Board of Christian Education recommends that the next Winter Youth Retreat be scheduled for Saturday through Monday, January 17-19, 2015. The Retreat will cost $25 per participant and will be held at the Webb Property near Buffalo, Texas.

The meeting was closed with prayer by Rev. Fredy Diaz.

Respectfully submitted, The Board of Christian Education