Council minutes November 10, 2016

Mora United Methodist Church
Administrative Council Meeting – November 10, 2016

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

Meeting called to order by Chairman, Robin at 6:30 p.m.  Pastor Deb led in prayer.  Minutes of meeting reviewed and upon motion by Val/Carmel were corrected to change incorrect date of next meeting, carried and approved.

Financial:  Financial Secretary’s report presented by Jan.  Upon motion by Ruth/Pat approved.  Treasurer’s report was presented by Janell and upon motion by Pat/Carmel approved and filed for audit.  Endowment committee scheduled to meet to determine breakdown of fund interest.

Trustees:  Work progressing on Parsonage updates, still pursuing arm for altar screen and carpet replacement in Fireside Room.  Discussion on design change for this space being opened to hallway prior to carpet work. Discussion on maintenance/repairs needed on bell tower exterior finish.

Christian Education:  Sunday School Christmas program scheduled for December 18, practice schedule set for this story of Christ’s birth.  Children’s Church going well with teachers scheduled, JAS and Youth Group schedule announced through December, Safe Sanctuary training scheduled for December 7, Valentine’s Day Dinner set for February 18 with set up on the day before.

 Worship:  November 20 scheduled as Pledge Sunday, December 4 Trim the Tree, Christmas Eve Service 8 p.m., Christmas Day service will be informal held in Social Hall at regular time featuring Christmas Memories.

 WICS:  Proceeds from Chili Supper were announced, Blessing Bags prepared and distributed at various sites around area including greeting cards created by JAS children.

Missions:  Feed My Starving Children a successful event with good participation by congregation.

Men’s Club:  Yard work completed with a record 44 bags of leaves gathered.

Pastor Deb:  Asked for input on dates/times for Advent Bible Study groups, Meet & Greet schedule to be implemented as soon as possible.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 pm.  Next meeting to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Respectfully Submitted:
Edna Cole, Council Secretary






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