Present: Willis Chase (acting President), Jeff Niedenthal, Kyle Larsen, Chris Slinden, Jake Boonstra (via phone), Pastor Megan Preston.
Willis Chase called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
Approval of Agenda: Update on Wednesday Lent dinner was added to New Business. A motion to approve Agenda was made by Jeff Niedenthal and seconded by Jake Boonstra. Motion carried.
Parish Secretary Becky Lothe joined the council to update and review the revised job description for Parish Secretary. Finalizing job description was tabled until next month’s old business due to wording changes.
Motion made by Jeff Niedenthal and seconded by Chris Slinden to approve December 6th, 2021, council minutes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Chris Slinden and seconded by Jeff Niedenthal to approve December 12th, 2021, special council minutes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Jeff Niedenthal and seconded by Chris Slinden to approve January 13th, 2022, council minutes. Motion carried.
Motion made by Chris Slinden and seconded by Kyle Larsen to allocate funds from coffee and fellowship for the months of January, February, and April to the (3) cemetery associations. March’s funds will be allocated to area food shelf. Motion carried.
Motion made by Jake Boonstra and seconded by Kyle Larsen to have $3,600 of Pastor Megan Preston’s 2022 gross salary go towards housing allowance. Motion carried.
Motion made by Chris Slinden and seconded by Kyle Larsen to approve Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried.
Pastor Megan enjoyed some much-needed time off at the end of January. Confirmation class is going well with 10-11 students attending. Conversations are on-going with area pastors and congregations, regarding co-op ministries. Pastor Megan has continued touching base with people at home and in nursing homes.
Christian Education and Youth:
Organizations and Activities:
Sign up sheets will be available for soup and sandwich meals on Wednesday services during lent. Church Council will host first lent service on March 9th, 2022.
Finance and Stewardship:
Materials for SALT program have been reviewed. Work in progress.
Mission and Outreach:
Food shelf month will be in March. Dennis Brown will do a temple talk at church on February 20th, 2022, to update congregation on donation items needed. Trinity has been selected to provide condiments for the food shelf this year. Post cards have been provided by the food shelf that will be handed out in the bulletins.
Parish Secretary and Custodial job descriptions are still being reviewed.
Worship, Music, and Art’s:
Removed sanctuary greens. Bibles will be distributed on Psalm or Easter Sunday. Working on scheduled music. A dedication for purple paraments will be on February 27th, 2022, after service. There will be no supper after Ash Wednesday. Sunday school kids will be singing on Psalm Sunday. 1 service will be held on Easter Sunday at 10:00 a.m. with Easter Sunday will be Held before service. Missy has been searching for an organ and piano accompanist.
Exterior lights on church have been damaged by squirls. Branch’s need to be trimmed that are hanging over roof. Pictures will be taken of the shingles that need to be replaced in preparation for reroofing project on old part of the church.
Will continue to sort through and update membership records.
Trinity can record its previous weeks service to air for the following week on the radio. This will happen on Trinity’s turn in rotation through the coop ministries. Motion made by Jeff Niedenthal and seconded by Chris Slinden to continue coop ministries for another 12-month term cost $50.00/ month or a total of $600.00. Motion carried.
Looking to allocate responsibility to a member to help finalize an emergency plan.
Create a task force to assemble a plan to evangelize to surrounding communities.
Update on Lent Services:
Assembling an action plan for lent services. Plans for first lent service will include talks about memories of when the 3 churches merged, or when members first joined Trinity. Each following service members will have deeper discussions on what is Trinity’s identity and purpose moving forward.
Motion made by Jeff Niedenthal and seconded by Chris Slinden to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
Willis Chase adjourned meeting at 9:17 p.m. and closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Chris Slinden, Secretary
Next Meeting date March 10th, 2022
March Council Assistant: Dan Cannon
**Minutes approved on March 10, 2022 - Regular Council Meeting**