Council minutes Jan. 9, 2020

APPROVED MINUTES — January 9, 2020 Church Council meeting.

Valerie called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. and Pastor opened with a prayer

Those in attendance were Pastor Deb, Phyllis, Al, Steve, Jan, Ben and Janell.

Pastor’s Time: Pastor shared with us that there was a member that said he felt there was a positive feel in the air at church, that it was a good year.  Church Conference is January 25th at 10:00 am.  End of year stuff for both churches approval of budget and 2018/2019 PEF Interest dispersal.  Our DS Susan Nienaber will be there and after all the end of year topics are done she will talk and take questions on what is happening in the wider United Methodist Church.  Pastor Deb is continuing with Leadership Academy. Book Study is on going. There is another 1 step group that would like to use the church. The Grant will be paid out in February 1 and August 1. Valerie and Janell will put their heads together and ask a couple people to be on a directional group for the use of the funds and a vision for the Youth and Children of the church and the community.  Ben and Pastor Deb will announce what the grant is for, and that we were privileged to receive it and that we are looking for members to help guide the use and vision for the funds.

It seems like it is time to have a retreat to work on visioning and maybe a new mission statement. There are plans to update the website as well.

December minutes were reviewed MSA

Financial Secretary and Treasurer Reports were approved as presented.

Finance:  Nothing new

Trustees: They are working on updating the church use and adding a hold harmless agreement. Steve is looking into LED strip lights for the Cross on the east side of the building.

SPPRC:  No report

Christian Education:  Nothing new

Ben: 19th is a Peer Ministry meeting with other churches. The Valentine Dinner is set for February 22 (NOTE: The Valentine Dinner is not going to happen this year).  There are tentative plans for an Ash Wednesday breakfast with community youth working with leaders of the some of the other churches.

Worship:  Did not meet

Mission: The Alternative monies were distributed, nothing else to report

Memorials: Nothing to report

Technology: Dave Smith and Rich Nordstrom want to learn the sound booth and the cloicker.

WICS: Maree’s celebration of over 70 years of playing the piano and organ at church will be before and after the worship service on January 19th.  The Puzzle contest is set for the 26th

Men’s Club: There were four at the last meeting. They paid for security lighting for 2019.

The minutes will be printed when approved. Janell will communicate that to Colleen going forward.

The 166th session of the Minnesota Annual Conference will take place June 10-12, 2020 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Goals for 2020: What do we want to accomplish? What vision/mission in the greater community? Tap into leadership training through the Conference? Pastor will contact the Conference.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm.

Next meeting Thursday February 13, 2020

Respectfully submitted,

Janell Anderson, Council Secretary

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