September 12, 2019 Church Council meeting.
Pastor called the meeting to order at 6:35 pm. and opened in prayer.
Those in attendance were Valerie, Pastor Deb, Bob, Phyllis and Janell.
Pastor Deb had an update from Nominations. Bob will continue as Christian Ed Chair, Valerie continues as Lay Leader and take on Council Chair. Robin is stepping down as Council Chair, we thank her for her time as Chair. Janell agreed to be Council Secretary, as Heather is unable to fit that in at this point. We also extend our thanks to Heather for her time as Council Secretary. Nominations continues to work on filling spots for committees.
Trustees: Pastor Deb presented their report. They continue to work on their list. On the 28th they plan on cleaning out the youth group room. The library has outlived it usefulness. What to do with the library books remains to be worked out.
Worship: Laity Sunday has been rescheduled. 9/22 will be the blessing of the backpacks. The Christmas program is set for 12/15. 9/29 will be a celebration worship celebrating 130 years of ministry in Mora. Invitations to former Pastors have been sent out. There will be a meal after worship.
Finance: Financial Secretary and Treasurer reports were approved as presented. 10% of general fund money will be given to apportionments. Expenses are down, pledge giving is in line, non pledge giving is down. The new pledge brochure was reviewed PEF Committee needs to meet the first part of November for decisions on disbursement.
Pastor’s update: Pastor Deb will be away from Oct 17-Nov 3, taking a trip with the Bishop and others called the Journey of Paul.
Christian Ed: JASupper will continue. The Fall activity needs to be planned. An Advent event will be planned for December. Rowen and Grace will need 3rd grade Bibles, and preschool Bibles for Greyson and Abby. Conformance this year will be Sam, Lindsay and Nora.
An interview is being planned for the Youth/Child Christian Ed director.
WICS: Chili and Pie supper is planned for Thursday September 26. The rummage sale is planned for Saturday October 26, with set up a few days before that.
Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 pm.
Next meeting Thursday October 10.
Janell Anderson, Council Secretary