Present: Jeff Niedenthal, Jake Boonstra, Dave Martin, Chris Slinden, Janelle Johnson, Willis Chase, Pastor Megan Preston
Jeff called the meeting to order at 7:04pm
Devotions: Janelle had devotions
A motion to approve the agenda as presented was made by Chris and seconded by Dave. Motion carried.
Minutes from the May 13th, 2021 meeting were reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Willis and seconded by Jake. Motion carried.
Jeff mentioned to start watching expenses in some areas that are running ahead of last year and budget. We are still on target financially. A motion to approve the report was made by Willis and seconded by Jake. Motion carried
Worship services in May included two baptism’s and we also honored the graduates. Pastor Megan will be acting as an off-sight supervisor to a seminary student to a local church in need of a pastor for 1(year).
Pastor Megan will be on vacation from June 19th-29th for a family wedding. One service during this time will be a lay service and the other will be lead by a pastor from the pulpit supply. Visits are increasing and Friendship Club at South Grove is set to resume soon. The ACGC FFA is having t-shirts made and asking area businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals for sponsorship logos to be advertised on them. Sponsorships are $279.00. A motion was made by Dave and seconded by Jeff to have Trinity included. Motion carried.
Christian Education and Youth:
i. VBS- looking at a day in August. Contacting committee members to help plan
ii. Sunday School/Rally Day-First Sunday after Labor Day- plan committee meeting to plan out the year.
Organizations and Activities:
i. Tables of 8-Greg Jans is organizing
ii. Coffee Fellowship-before service coffee time has resumed. Looking for volunteers to serve.
Finance and Stewardship- analyzing the cost of colored copies that we are printing. Possibly looking at new printer. Jeff will talk to Becky on usage data. Also organizing new fall pledges drive.
Missions and Outreach:
i. Mission Auction-looking at dates, are we comfortable holding these events?
ii. Mission BBQ- will focus on this event first, possible date of Tuesday, August 10th. Perhaps held indoor and outdoor
iii. God’s Work our Hands- helping paint Ness Church is a possibility
i. Job Descriptions- Dave talked with both Becky and Mary to get input on updating their current job descriptions.
Worship , Music, & Arts- July communion date 7/18, August dates 8/1 and 8/15.
July 11,18 and 25th services will be outside. Simple and flexible to move indoors if need be.
There will be four Wednesday night bonfire/church services between Watercade and the county fair at the Ripley campgrounds. The new paraments have been dedicated and the purple paraments are planned to be replaced next.
i. Painting the altar- still pending
ii. Parsonage Walk Through- needs to be scheduled
Other Committees: N/A
Review COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
Membership Records-Sonia working on
Outdoor Sign-left dimensions with the DOT, will need a permit, the city goes to the county for approval. Attach a formal letter and submit a drawing for permit to county.
Party to Rival all Parties- Jeff laid out an outline of things needed, more planning to come.
Living Nativity with First Baptist- planned for December 2021.
Co-op Churches-growing with more group events planned
Jeff adjourned the meeting 8:35pm and we closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Janelle Johnson, Secretary
Next meeting date July 8th, 2021
July Council Assistant: Janelle Johnson
**Minutes approved on July 8, 2021 Regular Council Meeting**