Council minutes January 14, 2016

Mora United Methodist Church
Administrative Council Meeting – January 14, 2016

Present: Robin Priebe, Pat Gorham, Melanie Halverson, Pastor Rob Pesola, Dick Smith, Janell Anderson, Jan Anderson, Edna Cole, Val Prax, Ruth Smith, Carmel Gorham.

Meeting called to order by Chairman, Robin at 7 p.m.  Minutes of meeting reviewed and upon motion by Pat/Val carried and approved.  Pastor Rob led prayer.

Pastor:  Ash Wednesday service Feb. 10 at Ogilvie/Maundy Thursday March 24 at Mora/Good Friday service Ecumenical at Grace Lutheran.  Forgiveness series continues, Confirmation class going well, visiting closely with hospice patient, not enough interest for Grief support group.

Financial:  Financial Secretary’s report read and reviewed.  Upon motion by Janell/Carmel report approved for audit.  Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and discussed.  Upon motion by Jan/Pat report approved for audit.

Trustees:  Focus continues on kitchen/social hall refurbishing.  New frame for altar television will be completed as time allows

Christian Education:  Valentine’s Dinner by youth is scheduled for Feb. 27/ Sunday School attendance down and committee looking at options for future.  Bible study also needs time/day where more could attend.  Youth will continue bake sales funding mission trip summer 2016,

Worship:  Easter service will have block of 4 songs, possibility of a Christian musical group to come July 10 at 6 pm, Communion will include a few changes, greeters/ushers will combine duties so all are covered.  Discussion on the ‘bag’ outreach program.

WICS:  Served funeral luncheon for Eleanor Hanson, Puzzle contest set for Jan. 31, plans will be made for ham dinner at next meeting on 1/20.

Missions:  At December meeting, monies were distributed to various funds.  Discussion was held on UMCOR’s role in recent national disasters.

Other:  Announced that Warman Community Church is searching for speakers.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:35 pm.  Next meeting to be held on Thursday, February 18, 6:30 pm.  Note change of date to one week later than normal.

Respectfully Submitted:
Edna Cole, Council Secretary


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