APPROVED MINUTES – March 12, 2020 Church Council meeting.
Valerie called the meeting to order at 6:26 pm. and Pastor opened with a prayer
Those in attendance were Pastor Deb, Phyllis, Al, Bob, Jan, Steve, Valerie and Janell.
Pastor’s Time: Looking forward to leadership training in 2020. Ideas for a retreat location were discussed.
We talked about teaching team building, maybe in the fall or the first of 2021. A mini half day retreat(s) or a longer overnight are being considered. Valerie and Pastor Deb will start brain storming ideas and an outline for the event. Phyllis is planning on attending Annual Conference in June.
February minutes were reviewed and with two minor corrections were approved.
Financial Secretary Report was approved Janell/Steve M/S/A.
Treasurer Reports was approved Jan/Steve M/S/A
Finance Committee: Bob Halverson completed the audit and everything looked good. Offering will be done differently during COVID-19, the offering plates will not be passed. They will be held by the doors while leaving the church, or some other suitable arrangement.
Trustees: The esthetics committee will be comprised of Jani S, Phyllis J, and Ginny N. The first thing they will look at is the Narthex, new blinds and the phone/answering machine issue. The revised plan for an arm for the TV will be on a rolling cart in the lectern area. There will be a fire rated window, like the one in the office, will be installed in the youth group room. Other items on the list are carpet cleaning and pew pad cleaning.
SPPRC: Employee appreciation meal at the Zins home March 27th.
Christian Education: They meet after this meeting. We are planning on joining the community VBS this year. We are trying to get youth and younger children go to camp. Plans are being made to go to the mission trip, Wildfire, again this summer in July. A multigenerational BWCAW trip is being planned for August. The Saturday programming will continue through the summer.
Ben: Presented by Pastor Deb – The Saturday programming has been going well. A new family came to the last event. 9-10 kiddos have been attending. The curriculum is great. The Youth Group meeting attendance ebbs and flows with extracurricular activities. Safe Sanctuary curriculum is now on line and Ben will be the go to person for this. He will help get everyone that needs to, to go through this information.
Worship: Worship still has no chair. They talked through changes in communion and passing the offering plate during COVID-19. The next meeting they will talk about Maundy Thursday which will be at the Mora church. Ben and Pastor Deb are participating in the Good Friday service at Grace Lutheran church. For Palm Sunday we will have a more casual service in the Fellowship Hall as we did last year. The WICS group will be arranging for the pies.
Missions: nothing new
Memorials: A CD player has been ordered. There are a few things that are coming that will be paid for out of that special account.
Technology: Valerie will contact Dave Smith and Rich Nordstrom who want to learn the sound booth and the clicker.
WICS: They meet next week and will continue to organize for pie bakers for Pies and Palms.
Men’s Club: There were four and Jan at the last meeting. They ate, talked and had a great social time.
Additional items were discussed regarding COVID-19..disinfective cleaning of door knobs, table tops etc.
Jan/Janell M/S/C to adjourn at 7:25 pm.
Next meeting Thursday April 9, 2020
Janell Anderson, Council Secretary