Mora United Methodist Church
Administrative Council Meeting – February 9, 2017
Present: Ruth Smith, Melanie Halverson, Pastor Deb Schaffran, Janell Anderson, Jan Anderson, Val Prax and Edna Cole.
Meeting called to order by Ruth Smith at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Deb led prayer.
Minutes of January 12, 2017 meeting reviewed and upon motion by Jan/Val carried and approved.
Pastor’s Report: Jail Ministry training completed, will begin rotation in May.
Financial Secretary: Upon motion Janell/Melanie report was approved.
Treasurer: Upon motion Jan/Val report was approved and filed for audit.
Finance/Stewardship: Audit completed by Bob Halverson.
World Day of Prayer: Ruth reported on committee meeting, requested help.
Lay Delegate: June 20-22, St. Cloud, May 1 registration, Deb will do newsletter contact.
Church Pictorial Directory: Janell, Val motion to form committee to produce in house directory with prototype page to include photo, address and other information for each member/family unit. Motion carried. Janell appointed as Council Rep on project.
Records Retention: Conference recommendations received, starting to implement for all committees.
Shepherding Ministry: Council supports project. Research needed.
Agenda Template/Procedure: Use agenda with modifications as tool. Note be added to meeting notice requesting agenda items be sent to Robin or Edna. Agendas available at meeting.
Christian Education: Confirmation planned for spring utilizing school release times. Start
Wednesday, March 1 at Parsonage, male co-leader being sought. Prayer Walk /study group beginning April 29th.
Communication/Technology: No report
Membership: Reports completed with membership of 162 and 86 constituents.
Memorials: No report
Missions: Funds dispersed, March Pot luck for Food Shelf.
Nominations: No report
P:ermanent Endowment: Meeting needs to be set up.
Staff Pastor Parish Relations: No report
Trustees: Small furnace repaired
Worship: Bible Study (Jesus Final Week) formed, 2 -3 options for attendance; Ash Wednesday service in Mora.
Men’s Club: No report
Women in Christian Service: Ham Dinner, Friday, April 28th.
Other: Puzzle contest went well.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:45 P.M upon motion Janell/Jan passed. Next meeting to be held on March 9, 2017. Respectfully Submitted: Edna Cole, Council Secretary