Session is the main decision-making body of the congregation. The
Session meets monthly to carry out their duties as prescribed in
the Book of Forms, which
is the directive followed for church organization and management,
by the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
The Moderator: The Minister of
the church, who, while an employee of the Presbytery of Assiniboia
and not a direct employee of the church, is appointed by the
Presbytery as the Sessionís Moderator and as a Teaching Elder
to the congregation of First Presbyterian Church.
Clerk of Session: The Clerk is responsible for maintaining
the records of the church. The Clerk keeps all records of Session
meetings and correspondence as well as congregational and annual
meeting. The Clerk also maintains the historic roll - a listing
of all members of the church -as well as the church
lists all members and adherents (people who attend our church but
have not become full members). The clerk also maintains the
lists for the
Representative Elder: The Rep Elder is a member of Presbytery
whose role is to ensure that communication between Session
and Presbytery is always occurring
and to provide guidance and decision making from First Churchís perspective
at the Presbytery level.