Council minutes May 13, 2021

APPROVED MINUTES – May 13, 2021 Church Council meeting.

Valerie called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm. Pastor opened with a prayer.

Those in attendance meeting were Pastor Deb, Phyllis, Alan, Rhonda, Carmel, Janell, Valerie, Jan

Pastor’s Time: Our time away was good. Cold/rainy – until the last day but good.  Confirmation is next week and we have a couple very busy weeks coming up. We are done with the sermon series, “I see you” the next series will start this summer.  Summer vacation replacements are hard to find and it might be easier for Pastor to prerecord the service for worship on screen, in person. KCMA is back meeting in person and they are planning on doing some sort of joint project.

The Secretary’s report was approved M/S/C Carmel/Alan

Financial Secretary’s report was approved M/S/C Janell/Rhonda

Treasurer’s report were approved as presented M/S/C Carmel/Phyllis

Finance Committee: Passing the plate, is it time. With the latest from the CDC we could go back to passing the plate the risk of spread is very low. M/S/C Jan/Phyllis to bring back this piece of normal this Sunday.  Phyllis had some hand out for Shepherds Staff Financial Modules. Janell took the Treasurer one to look through. Jan will wait until later in the fall.  We possible  need to update computers for Finance and the Church office.

Trustees: Clean up date is Monday the 17th at 5:00 pm. .

SPPRC:  Colleen is going on vacation next week.

Christian Education: Confirmation is May 16th – the 3 confirmands. Will share their faith statements with the congregations by being taped earlier, and these will be shown early in the service. Eight months is not enough time to complete do justice to a confirmation program. Pastor will take a step back for a bit and start planning for the next confirmation class. Graduation is celebrated on June 6th at the service. There are 4 graduates, Dane Maggie, Tess and Zander.  Greeting will be after the service  outside, socially distancing.

Worship: Possibly bring back fellowship time out on the patio in June? It was agreed to aim for Father’s Day June 20 for this. The CDC has not prohibited masked singing. We are now in the yellow zone. Hymnals and Bibles will be brought back into the sanctuary.

Worship committee is taking the summer off. Worship will meet again in August, and may rethink meeting seasonally rather than monthly.

Technology: Making the shift to live stream on line rather than pretaped. Taping is done through the end of May; live streaming will begin in June. There are still some procedures to be worked through, and training of some additional folks to work the camera.

WICS: Blankets are done for the graduates and there are three baptism blankets ready for the Hanson girls baptism on May 23rd.

Missions: nothing to report

Memorials:  nothing to report

Men’s Club:  Is not meeting.

Goals for 2021 and review of the Mission Statement are tabled until next meeting.

County vaccinations are lagging along with Isanti –

M/S/C Janell/Carmel to adjourn at 8:12 pm

Next meeting Thursday June 10th, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Janell Anderson, Council Secretary

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