Council News -- from the November 13, 2019
Meeting was called to order at 6:25pm. Council members in attendance
– Norm Eubanks, Medora Beckmann, Karen Wagner, Hal Switzer, Leta Garcia, Sheri Riley, Wayne Gosnell, Jerry Gass, and Pastor Bobby Leggett.
Absent members – Claudia Smith and Alexis Wagner. Pastor opened with a devotional from Isaiah 41:10 regarding fear of the unknown.
Member Input: Sandy Switzer presented outreach suggestions such as sharing bible school lessons with neighbors and inviting them to church. Time was given to read
over the previous meeting minutes, corrections/additions are:
* Attendance: Medora Beckmann and Karen Wagner should be added
* Committee Reports: revise Evangelism – “Sunday, November 11, toy soldier given out as prayer reminders”
* Old Business: “Youth Minister Search – Alexis and Ashley have filled the necessary roles for this position. No immediate action needed.” Leta moved to accept the minutes as corrected.
Hal seconded. Approved.
Financial Report – Sheri gave the financial report.
Treasurer Report – Medora reported the bank balance and total
interest accrued in the last quarter, and the youth funds have moved
under one account with sub-categories to track spending in specific
Pastor’s Report – Included in the council packet
Youth/Education – Alexis was not in attendance, but Karen reported
that the Great Can Food Race was taking place November 17th.
Stewardship – Wayne met with Thrivent reps regarding investments and
workshops, and working and setting those up for members. Wayne
reported that Mike Anderson is looking into real estate options for
a church property.
Evangelism – Karen reported on Christmas
Angel Tree contributions, OCC packing party is scheduled for
November 17th, and the Community Thanksgiving is November 24th.
Worship – Leta reported the kids are performing a song live for
Christmas play on December 22 so they have been practicing, and a
Duet is planned for Leta and Janice.
Property – Norm reported
on landscaping and building upkeep/installations; parking lot
construction has been put on hold. Council discussed the action for
the nursery side door.
Fall Fundraiser – Alexis was not in
Leta moved to accept the committee reports.
Tami is contacting company to see
about running cable to add speaker and monitor to fellowship hall.
Hal reviewed workers comp sign that
has to hang in church.
Hal led the
2020 budget discussion.
New Business –
Congregational meeting set for Nov 17th
to discuss positions up for election and the purchase of an organ.
The request by counselor to use church space was denied by the
Council discussed Danny
doing a great security job, but there is a need for additional
members, and there was conversation to consider purchasing
The counsel retreat was excellent and informative.
Audit report is complete.
End of Year Reports due to Angie in January.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING on
Jan. 19th immediately following late worship in the
sanctuary. COPIES OF THE PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET
will be available on or before Sunday, December 29th in the narthex
for members to review prior to the January 19, 2020 Annual
Congregational Meeting. Pick up your copy on Sunday morning or
during church office hours, Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm.