5472 Adams Street, Mounds View MN 55112

August Council Minutes

August Council Minutes

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Treasurer’s Report See financial report for details. Non-budgeted is the Gerten’s money. $390 transfers/specials has to do with a returned check. July mortgage paid. All bills/salaries paid. Pastor’s Report Lead worship services, made nine visits with members, attended an Interim Pastor’s meeting, attend VBS, Fall Planning meeting with Pastors at Abiding Savior and Atonement, attend
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Treasurer’s Report
See financial report for details. Non-budgeted is the Gerten’s money. $390 transfers/specials has to do with a returned check. July mortgage paid. All bills/salaries paid.
Pastor’s Report
Lead worship services, made nine visits with members, attended an Interim Pastor’s meeting, attend VBS, Fall Planning meeting with Pastors at Abiding Savior and Atonement, attend Jumbo Sale.
Council Member Reports
Website
Megan Millsop-Through soul-searching, Megan has decided to resign from council. We might keep position open. We need to add youth position next year. Perhaps she can be involved in the Call Process or the Mission Profile.
Branding
Chris Van Ert-Working on copy/content of the website.
Property
Tom Thomalla-Removed Pastor Andrew’s name on one sign and will remove from other sign soon.
Youth
Rochelle Benson-Preparing for fall by looking into purchasing new material for our Sunday discussions as well as inviting more adult leaders into our Youth community. Material will be purchased from Youth account. A month ago we were in Sisseton, SD, learning about the Good Life and how we can achieve that in our own lives. Our partnership with Atonement was awesome on this trip (as it was through our Confirmation group) and we look forward to traveling and growing in our faith with them again.
Finance
Jill Thompson-In response to our financial concerns that were voiced last month, several members responded with additional donations, including one very large donation that enabled us to pay all the bills for July. Although the balance in the account is $2.5K, that is within $21 of what we owe to the roof account. It is a wonderful relief to have the bills paid. Thank you to everyone who contributed additional dollars in July!
Worship
Matt Verkuilen-Working on adding variety while keeping traditions. Planning ahead to Advent/Christmas worship.
Old Business
Tom Thomalla will schedule reinspection with Fire Marshall as all items needing to be addressed are complete.
Jeff Kinsel will get Safety Deposit Box transition done in August.
Jeff & Matt are working with Tom Thomalla Jr. at pricing for a higher bandwidth to eliminate the fire monitoring issues we continue to have.
Jeff provided a draft of Youth Council Position description/rules for discussion.
Tom is working on removing Pastor Andrew’s name from signs. Discussion about adding future Pastor names.
Miscellaneous Financial Topics include reviewing counting policies and compiling a list of all bank account numbers.
New Business
Jumbo Sale Profits-Request for carpet cleaning in halls/Fellowship Hall and Fall Festival signs. Will discuss again.
Mission Profile-Plan and Implementation
Discussion about finding people to help write the Mission Profile and forming a Call Committee once that is completed.
Altar Wall Options Where Projector was Used-Pastor Julie would like to continue with presentations but her laptop is currently not compatible. Matt is looking into adapting it.
Adjournment/Lord’s Prayer:
Meeting adjourned at 8:22pm.
Respectfully Submitted,
Melissa Emerson, Council Secretary