Council minutes June 9, 2016

Mora United Methodist Church
Administrative Council Meeting – June 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

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

Meeting called to order by Chairman, Robin at 6:30 p.m.  Pastor Rob offered prayer.  Minutes of meeting reviewed and upon motion by Pat/Jan carried and approved.  Pastor Rob led prayer.

Financial:  Jan presented Financial Secretary’s report.  On motion by Pat/Val report approved.  Janell presented Treasurer’s report and upon motion by Pat/Naomi report was approved.  Visual for raising monies to complete payment of carpet/flooring project which is on a bank loan will be ready for this next Sunday.  Naomi volunteered to assist with information before and after church and collect donations as needed.  Discussion was also held on other methods of communication with congregation regarding this need.

Trustees:  Plans beginning for another Antique/Classic car/truck/motorcycle show in the church parking lot for Friday evening, August 19th.  Electrical needs will all be addressed in the near future.

Pastor:  Annual Conference June 21 – 23, Summer Bible Study planned for Park Forest Estates.  Pastor expressed appreciation for prayers and concern during his recent hospitalization and continuing recovery.

Christian Education:  Meeting scheduled for next Monday.  VBS August 9-11, Youth group active, no decisions made yet on Sunday School for fall and committee is open to ideas and suggestions.  Boundary Waters first trip will be packing on Wednesday night for Thursday departure, overnight at Virginia Church.  Plans made for vehicle/trailer for youth mission trip.  Prayers asked for all ventures.

 Worship:  Coordinating ‘Forgiven’ concert set for July 10 with local churches, to be held at Grace Lutheran in Mora.  Free will offering.  Worship will not be meeting in July.  In Pastor Rob’s absence due to the Mission Trip, Val will be conducting service on July 17.

 WICS:  Provided luncheon for Russ Adams funeral.

Missions:  Love Offering of $129 will be taken to Annual Conference.

Nominations:  Meeting rescheduled for Monday, June 13, 7:30 pm

Other:  Discussion on creating a Shepherding Ministry for the congregation.  Information will be coming, volunteers to serve as shepherd will be essential.  Discussion on need for a pictorial directory.  Motion has been made to produce this in-house some months ago.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 pm.  Next meeting to be held on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 pm

Respectfully Submitted:

Edna Cole, Council Secretary





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