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Jerry Gass - PresidentLeta Garcia - Worship
Paul Lukich - Vice PresidentKaren Wagner - Evangelism
Tami Bigler - SecretaryNorman Eubank - Property
Medora Beckmann - TreasurerRon Bigler - Education / Youth
Penny Lieck - Financial Secretary Wayne Gosnell - Stewardship

COUNCIL NEWS -From the February 14, 2018 Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 7:26 pm. by President, Jerry Gass. Council members in attendance – Jerry Gass, Pastors Bobby & Dayna, Karen Wagner, Paul Lukich, Tami Bigler, Ron Bigler, Penny Lieck, Medora Beckmann, Norm Eubank, Leta Garcia and Wayne Gosnell. Devotional: Pastor Bobby gave a devotional on John 14:1-6. Member Input: Steve Wagner presented a proposed drawing of the parking lot for the property next door. Paul Lukich gave his resignation from the council; effective immediately. Time was given to read over the minutes from last meeting. A question was brought up as to how the minutes can be placed into the newsletter in a timelier manner. It was discussed and tabled for the Council Retreat in March. Karen made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected, Medora seconded. Approved.

Committee Reports:

Financial Report – Penny presented the financial report.
Treasurer’s Report – Medora reported the Treasurer's report.

Youth – Ron reported the Enchilada lunch was a huge success. We had many volunteers that showed up on a couple of occasions to help. We made 106 dozen pre-sales and 18 dozen for the luncheon and raised just over $3,100. Feb 25th will be a “Family Lenten Experience”, at the Wicker’s Place after late service.

Stewardship – Wayne has ordered some books and is learning about his new position.

Evangelism – Karen reported that we will host Lenten Lunch on Feb 22nd, we are asking for donations of salads and desserts. The next 5th Sunday will be April 29th.

Worship – Leta reported she has started playing during the “Congregational Prayers” and asked for feedback. She and Dayna spent over 2 hours selecting music for Lent through Easter.

Church Property – Norm reported regular maintenance and that (2) of the AC Units have some issues; FH Unit #1 needs the Evaporator Coil replaced at a cost of $2,414 (coming from Maintenance Fund). FH Unit #2 has zero Freon pressure and the unit needs to be replaced at a cost of $6,494 (coming from Building Fund). These repairs will be completed in the next couple of months. A new sink will be installed in the island in the kitchen to accommodate larger items. Some new prospects to remove the house next door have come forward and various options are being considered.

Fall Fundraiser – Tami has nothing to report.

Leta made a motion to accept the committee reports. Penny seconded. All approved.

Old Business --

* Appreciation letters: Several were sent to the church and were passed around to review. Dayna will be sending out several to the volunteers that helped with the Enchilada luncheon.
* Council Retreat: March 10 from 9:00 – 2:00 (Tentative agenda: Review Constitution and Member Roster).
* Wayne made a motion to increase the nursery attendants pay from $10 to $12/hr (effective Jan 1, 2018), Leta seconded. All approved.

New Business –

* Review Lent Schedule
* Communion Assistants: Time slots were assigned through April.
* After Paul Lukich’s resignation there is a vacancy on the council. Leta made a motion to appoint Hal Switzer as an interim member, Ron seconded. All approved.
Leta made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 pm, Ron seconded, all Approved. Closed with Lord’s Prayer.

CALLED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING set for Sunday, April 15, immediately following the late worship service in the sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to update the bylaws of the constitution. Copies of the proposed changes to the bylaws are available in the narthex on Sunday mornings.