APPROVED MINUTES – September 10, 2020 Church Council meeting.
Pastor called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. and opened with a meditation, and spoke about attending REACH, which was a webinar. It talked about Evangelism as hospitality, for people that aren’t here yet. We invite, Jesus converts.
Those in attendance meeting were Pastor Deb, Steve Sigstad, Don Ripperton, Jan Anderson, Carmel Gorham, Peggy Smith, and Janell Anderson.
July minutes were approved after the correction of Melanie Stegeman to Halverson. M/S/C Carmel/Steve
Financial Secretary’s report and Treasurer’s report were approved as presented M/S/C, Steve/Carmel
Trustees: Steve has a list of items that need to be done before we go back inside for worship. There will be more to do on Saturday the 19 than just paint the bell tower. There are projects inside and out. Food will be provided. The chime clock was moved to a different wall in the Fireside room. The new water fountains are up. Gene is working on a plan/funding to redo the parking lot.
Worship: Lawn chair worship has happened every Sunday since we started. Basically the same group of 6-12. Online worship is 90-150 viewing/attending during the week. It isn’t just attended on Sunday.
SPPRC: They are working on a replacement for Ben, ads have gone in local and close regional postings. Local colleges and Tech schools as well. A new job description will be worked on.
Memorials: Met Tuesday night, including Steve, Carmel, Jan and Melanie. Melanie is checking into online streaming for music from Brentwood Benson or some other company. $692.55 of what is left of Lloyd S. memorial will go to Men’s Club. $750.00- $1000.00 is going to worship enhancement, spearheaded by the Altar Committee. $1000.00 will go into a special line item for the new parking lot. That should leave about $2200.00 – $2400.00 left. The memorial pamphlet will be up dated for donation ideas.
Pastor’s Time: Pastor will be taking a week off in October, not sure what dates as that will depend on Valerie’s availability. Confirmation will start on Wednesday September 16. There are 3 confirmands. Pastor went down to Worthington for Florence Wahl’s graveside service.
Pastor went over the latest COVID figures for Kanabec County. KCMA met in person – the first time since March. There were 7 Pastor’s in attendance. Grace plans its inside worship on active cases in Kanabec county and other factors. They decide on Wednesday if they will be open on Sunday and if not they close for 2 weeks and consider it again then. Calvary is not looking to open in 2020. Trio is worshiping indoors.
This group recommends that the worship team work on what factors will be considered when to worship inside and the guidelines that will be followed when we do. They will come with a recommendation on the next combined Thursday, October 8.
The County CARES grant money applications are available and Valerie offered to work on it in August. The deadline is October 31.
New Business: The congregation misses the community of our Sunday mornings. There was discussion on adding, in addition to the more formal/business FB page the church already has, a less formal FB page for congregation members to communicate on line…. And how that might look. There are no guidelines from the conference. Nothing was decided. The next installment of the Investment in Congregation Grant should be coming soon.
M/S/C Steve/Jan to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. Next meeting will be combined again on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Janell Anderson, Council Secretary