Present via zoom: Pastor Megan Preston, Janelle Johnson, Gabby Swisher, Greg Jans, Richard Larson, Willis Chase, Jeff Niedenthal
Greg called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm
Devotions: Pastor Megan, Question? Phrase or words to describe how you’re feeling and what your week is like. Read Psalm 46
Approval of Agenda
Minutes from the March 12th, 2020 meeting were reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Jeff and seconded by Richard. Motion carried.
March offerings down 30% compared to March 2019. Expected as long as we are under state restrictions on gatherings. Analysis of direct deposit/electronic giving is consistently averaging about $2550.00 per month. Monthly expenses are about $14,268.00.
I’m preparing the paperwork to apply for a Payroll Protection Program loan that is part of the COVID-19 Stimulus package. Please take a couple minutes to read the following e-mail and watch the video on the PPP program that was prepared by the ELCA. Our current payroll obligations are about $8,800/month for salaries and benefits. We should qualify for a loan of $18,800 to help us bridge the next couple of months. If 75% of the loan is used for payroll, the loan will be completely forgiven- we would not have any problem meeting this requirement.
Greg will take the deposit to the bank during Virginia’s absence.
Treasurer’s report motion to approve by Willis and seconded by Jeff. Motion carried.
Church council President Greg Jans made a motion to let Sonia, Church Council Treasurer, apply for the SBA Payroll Protection Loan, through First State Bank of Grove City. So moved by Richard and seconded by Jeff. Motion carried.
Online Worship on Facebook and with Litchfield area churches on KLFD.
Mailings with activities being sent to Sunday School students and others along with Holy Week Devotional materials.
Calling shut-ins. Will visit with Trinity Visitors to enlist them to call as well.
Christian Education and Youth: Looking to plan a year end bash as soon as allowed.
Organizations and Activities: N/A
Finance and Stewardship: A motion was made by Jeff and seconded by Richard to give the Lenten soup and sandwich dollars to the Backpack program. Motion carried.
Mission and Outreach: Two people have applied for and received grants from the Trinity Scholarship Fund. Others have applied, but haven’t completed the necessary paperwork as of April 4th.
Personnel: Still paying Mary salary for choir.
Worship, Music, and Arts: Palm Sunday Cantata and monologues will still be done, as allowed, sometime in the future.
Properties: Stained glass windows and flashing have been repaired as quoted. The screens were too damaged to be repaired and have been disposed of. Quotes have been received on shingles as well as metal for the main church structure. To be discussed more in the future. The parsonage soffits are still being looked at. The valley vents look ok.
Old a Business:
Qualified charitable contributions
Celebration of some sort after restrictions are eased.
Greg adjourned the meeting at 8:00 pm and we closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Janelle Johnson, Secretary
Next meeting: May 14th, 2020
May Council Assistant: Youth
**Minutes approved on May 14, 2020 Regular Council Meeting**
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