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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 Kayla Wersal - Stewardship

COUNCIL NEWS -From the October 11th, 2017 Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm. by President, Jerry Gass. Council members in attendance – Jerry Gass, Pastors Bobby & Dayna, Karen Wagner, Paul Lukich, Ron Bigler, Tami Bigler, Penny Lieck, Medora Beckmann, Norm Eubank and Kayla Wersal. Time was given to read over the minutes from last meeting. Kayla made a motion to accept the minutes with the following correction – Jean Olinger’s name was misspelled. Karen seconded. Approved.

Committee Reports:

Financial Report – Penny presented the financial report.
Treasurer’s Report – Medora reported the balance of the church funds.
Youth – Dayna reported Field trip is planned to Well Springs during Sunday school on weekend after Reformation Sunday. Prayer room looks awesome and prayers are still up in the “War Room”. Light Night will be Oct 31; we need volunteers, there will be no toddler games. Trinity will provide 1000 hotdogs. Ron reported the shirts Alexis & Riley sold online raised close to $500 for the campers; they will have another round of sales beginning Dec 1..
Stewardship – Kayla reported she will do a Benevolence report on Sunday, Oct 15th.
Evangelism – Karen reported potluck will be Oct 29th, Bring a friend and Teen Challenge Men’s choir will be here. Meals on Wheels sign-up sheet will be passed around at the Women’s and Men’s group meetings..
Worship – Leta was not present but Jerry reported that Leta has ordered crosses for the choir and they will sing on Oct 22nd.
Church Property – Norm reported that he sold one of the old carport tents for $120 and has one more to sell, they measure 12x20; he wanted to know where to put the money from the sale and it was determined to put it back in the account that bought the replacement ones. New copier has been installed and it was requested that training be given to those that would be using it. Lot next door has begun being cleared; Steve Wagner will draw up plans for the parking lot (50 spaces) it will need to be presented to the city for a permit. Looking at a material that will be permeable.
Fall Fundraiser – Tami reported that ticket sales are really slow, silent auction items are coming in and we have lots of rummage sale items. We are planning on BBQ for 200 people and lots of people have signed up to help.

Paul made a motion to accept the committee reports. Karen seconded. Motion approved.

Old Business --

* Appreciation letters: The church has received one from Amber Newby for the hot dogs that were cooked at the Health and Wellness event.
* Nomination Committee: Ron is looking for someone to fill the following 2 positions (Youth & Stewardship).
* Congregation Meeting: will be held on Nov 12 for Election of Officers

New Business –-

* Christmas Eve: There will be 2 services (10:30 am & 5:00 pm). (Christmas Day: No service)
        - 10:30 am Communion Assistant – Norm Eubank; Pastor Assistant – Kayla Wersal
        - 5:00 pm Communion Assistant – Ron Bigler / Kayla Wersal; Pastor Assistant – Dayna Leggett
* New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am – No Communion

* Benevolence – total amount distributed for 3rd Quarter was $7225.00 to the following organizations:

LCMC National;
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund;
Blanco Good Samaritan Center;
CASA for the Highland Lakes;
Blanco County Child Protection and Advocacy;
Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center;
LCMC Texas District;
Hill Country Children’s Advocacy;
and Teen Challenge of Texas.

Kayla made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:56 p.m., Ron seconded, all Approved. Closed with Lord's Prayer.

ANNUAL REPORTS FOR 2017 DUE BY DECEMBER 31st

According to Trinity’s constitution, “All committees, ministries, and organizations within the Congregation shall submit reports to the church office at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the Annual January Business Meeting. These reports shall be made available to the Congregation the Sunday prior to this annual meeting.” December 31 is the deadline to submit reports. Please email reports to trinityblanco@gvtc.com or drop off a copy in the church office.