Council Minutes January 11, 2018

Council Minutes January 11, 2018

Present: Steve, Caramel, Pastor Deb, Val, Heather, Janell, Jan, Phyllis, and Al

Opening Prayer: Pastor Deb

Financial Committee: December expense report approved, we’re not as far behind as we’ve been in the past. Currently the General Fund is the only one that is behind. Council approved the 2018 budget. Approval was granted to remove Dick from the signature at the bank and add Phyllis instead.

Trustees Committee: We will wait until spring to finish fixing the bell tower and paint the church. Fireside renovations are well under way. We will be purchasing :the copier now that the lease is up.

Worship Committee: We will be making a sign-up sheet for communion stewards. Approval has been given to allow our special needs members to learn to acolyte. Education committee will talk to them and set up a training for those interested. Pastor Deb brought up seeing if there are individuals interested in leading worship at the nursing home. This is something we will look into. Confirmation will be May 20,2018 with a reception to follow. Our average attendance is currently 72. In 2017 we gained 7 new members and performed 5 baptisms.

Education Committee: We will be working on a list of supplies to replenish the Sunday School closet. We will also be putting an attendance sheet in each classroom to better track our attendance for Children’s Church. Confirmation was discussed and a date set for May 20, 2018. It was decided we will have a reception to follow instead for before church. The grades 3-6 Bible Study class will do a presentation during worship on May 6, 2018 showcasing what they’ve been learning. An adult Lent Bible Study is set for February 18, 2018 to February 25, 2018. We will be planning an Easter party for the children and the community for March 24, 2018. It will be similar to the fall carnival, but will be set up indoors. The youth’s Valentine Dinner will be February 24, 2018.

Missions: Alternative gifts this Christmas totaled $105.

WICS: Doesn’t meet until next week. The Puzzle Contest is January 28, 2018.

Men’s Group: There was nobody present who was at the last meeting.

SPR: Has not met yet.

Membership Committee: Hasn’t met yet.

New Business: None at this time.

Meeting adjourned.

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