Council minutes June 11, 2015


 Mora United Methodist Church
Administrative Council Meeting –  June 11, 2015

 Present:  Pat Gorham, Pastor Rob Pesola, Val Prax, Dick Smith, Janell Anderson, Edna Cole, Carmel Gorham, Ruth Smith.

Meeting called to order by Vice Chair, Dick at 7:05 p.m.  Minutes of meeting reviewed and upon motion by Janell/Pat approved and carried.  Pastor Rob led prayer.

Pastor:  Annual Conference report.  Ogilvie UMC received Rural Church Award.  Summer Bible Study ‘Keeping Your Cool’ beginning on June 24 at 7 p.m.

Nominations:  Administrative Council Chairperson needed.  Charge Conference June 28 following church service.

Christian Education:  Registrations coming in for VBS.  Youth Bible Study continuing on Wednesday nights.  Schedule for activities given.  Confirmation class will be starting.

Financial:  Both reports were given by Janell.  Upon motion by Pat/Val both were approved and carried.

Trustees:  Current projects are gardens.  Robin is checking into uses for old bell system.  More handicapped parking spots will be prepared – two on each side of front door.

 Worship:  Will be meeting on June 18.

 WICS:  Meeting on June 17, graduation blankets were completed.  July 12 is Picnic at Father Hennepin State Park, will include couples bridal shower for Riley & Nikki.  Bring dish to pass and meat to grill.  Transportation available.  Church will provide paper products, silverware, lemonade.

Missions:  Potlucks will continue through summer months.

Men’s Club:  Still planning on yard work, tree disposal.

Memorials:  Met and dispersed undesignated funds.

  Other:  Finalized plans to cancel parsonage telephone, placing Pastor’s cell phone number on Church answering machine.  Council Minutes are placed online shortly after monthly meetings.  Also will be posted on bulletin Board in narthex and included in newsletter when possible indicating Unapproved status.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:05.  Next meeting to be held on July 9, 2015.

Respectfully Submitted:

Edna Cole, Council Secretary




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