Council minutes October 12, 2017

Minutes of Mora UMC Adm. Council                                               October 12, 2017

Present:  Janell Anderson, Janice Anderson, Carmel Gorham, Pat Gorham, Val Prax, Robin Priebe, Al Rosebury,  Pastor Deb Schaffran, Ruth Smith

The meeting was preceded by a potluck supper, welcoming missionaries Gordon and Ardell Graner, who continue ministry in the Dominican Republic.

Pastor Deb led us in prayer.  Robin opened the meeting.  Jan gave the financial secretary’s report.  Janell moved approval with second by Val.  Motion carried.

Janell gave the treasurer’s report.  Carmel moved approval, seconded by Jan.  Motion carried.  Note:  Pledge Sunday is scheduled for November 19, 2017

Carmel reported for Christian Ed.  The fall carnival was a success, attracting three families not presently attending our church.  Leader assignments for October and November Childrens Church are complete.  Jesus After School began October 11.  Bibles were presented to three third graders during worship service.  Youth group met Oct. 11.

Missions pot luck netted $150 toward the Graner’s mission.  They heartily thanked all who attended and donated and support their mission with prayers and donations.  Feed My Starving Children volunteers will be filling food bags/boxes Saturday, October 14., in Coon Rapids.

Pastor Deb announced our new Lay Leader, Val Prax.  A committee will assist Val and Pastor Deb helping new members assimilate into committees helping to understand duties.

Trustees have been residing our bell tower.  Steve Sigstad, new Trustee chair, will replace burned out bulbs in sanctuary rafters.

Pastor Deb will be out two Sundays, following foot surgery.  The speaker for October 29 will be Steve Knight, lay speaker for Cambridge UMC.  Carmel Gorham and youth will lead the November 5 service.  Pastor Deb returns November 9.

December 19 is the date for the Christmas Program, a talent show involving all ages.  This will be during the Worship Service time.  Christmas Eve is a Sunday in 2017; an informal service with a light breakfast will be held in the fellowship hall at 10:30 a.m.  The evening service will be at 8 p.m.

WICS and Men’s Club will hold an all-church fund raiser Chili Supper Thursday, October 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Blessings bags have been assembled and delivered to high school food shelf, Mora Food Pantry and on-hand at Pastor’s office.

Pastor Deb suggests we assemble names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers for a church directory.  A pictorial directory will be done in the future.

Carmel made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Val.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Ruth Smith


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