Council minutes February 18, 2016

Mora United Methodist Church
Administrative Council Meeting – February 18, 2016

 Present:  Melanie Halverson, Ruth Smith, Robin Priebe, Dick Smith, Janell Anderson, Jan Anderson, Naomi Schultz, Edna Cole, Pastor Rob Pesola.

Meeting called to order by Chairman, Robin at 6:30 p.m.  Minutes of meeting reviewed and with correction of starting time to 6:30 pm, upon motion by Janell/Jan carried and approved.  Pastor Rob led prayer.

Financial:  Financial Secretary’s report given and upon motion by Ruth/Janell was approved for audit.  Treasurer’s report given and upon motion by Melanie/Naomi was passed. Note made that 2015 apportionments were paid in full for third year so when 2016 is paid any past due amounts will be forgiven.  Finance committee reported on refurbishing project for social hall and kitchen resulting in a short term loan to complete payment.  Plans to complete Fireside room soon.  Discussion on informative flyer ‘Why we Apportion?’ and fundraising efforts for project funding.

Trustees:  Several interior/exterior maintenance projects ongoing.

Christian Education:  Met on Jan. 25, working on Blessing Bags, Confirmation going well, date set for May 22, Youth Group/Jesus After School all going well with high attendance, Mission Trip planned for July 16 -23 to Heifer Ranch in Arkansas.  Two Boundary Water trips planned June 17-19, August 5-7.  Valentine dinner set for Feb. 27, 13 youth will participate, Rummage Sale planned for April 16.  Bible Study Mondays 6 pm.

 Worship:  Easter plans made to include Praise Team and youth.  Good Friday service at Grace Lutheran.  July 10, Gospel quartet, Forgiven, will perform as a community church event at Grace Lutheran.  Will need cookies from Mora UMC.

 WICS:  Preparation for Ardis Gotschall’s 90th birthday party on Feb. 28.  Ham dinner is set for April 9.  Working on Blessings Bags/Puzzle contest had full house with 10 tables.

Missions:  Payment sent to Graners/Janell will check on availability to participate at Feed My Starving Children mid-April.

Membership: Work dates are set for committee in next weeks.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 pm upon motion by Dick/Jan/carried.  Next meeting to be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:
Edna Cole, Council Secretary

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