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Church Council Minutes – January 15, 2015

Minutes, January 15, 2015– Council


  • Peggy Murray, Betsy Keiter, Scott Berry, Robin Reinhold, Holly Culver, Beth Harris Hess, Cindy Maddox, Ron Bennett, John Howard, Elinor Redmond, Dana Wiggins  (John Shoos in Haiti)

December Minutes reviewed:  approved 

Budget Committee Report:­

  • Church budget meeting on Sunday Jan. 11 was well attended with active discussion and participation in exploring options to reconcile the budget.
  • New and increased pledges came in as a result of (1) the meeting, (2) the special appeal letter and (3) calls made to families. End of year contributions still coming in. Budget approval will be voted on at the upcoming church meeting.
  • Many thanks to the Budget Committee for excellent communication, creative problem solving, and tenacity in making calls in support of the church.

Minister’s time:­

  • New Members meeting is scheduled with 3 families currently interested
  • Dream Gift has two members forming a steering committee for the special projects – Cindy will list available openings, needs and tasks
  • Property rentals can include Guptil Hall kitchen now- the A-Team secured a license
  • A monthly potluck in conjunction with a Sunday eve Folk Service starts in February
  • An online Directory is still an option after tech support installs software upgrades

Congregational Meeting set for January 25, 2015

Call for Bob Morse as Pastor of Member Care and Visitation:­

  • Process and contract were reviewed.

Pastoral Relations sub team:­

  • Drafted a 1-page description to help with yearly staff evaluations
  • Cindy submitted a self evaluation

 Council support offered to Sub groups with check-ins:­

  • Mission team was visited by John Howard
  • Education, Fellowship & Growth by Holly Culver and Robin Reinhold
  • Administrative Team by Scott Barry and Ron Bennett
  • Spiritual Life & Worship visit scheduled in February-Dana Wiggins

Ash Wednesday begins Lenten season

  • Morning service to be offered at 7:30 AM followed by an 8AM fellowship breakfast

 Moderator and co-moderator change due in 2015 –discussion ongoing

 Team nominations:­

  • Recruiting process for teams and sub groups is under thoughtful discussion

 Minutes submitted by Dana— Meeting adjourned at 8:30


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