Present: Dave Martin, Chris Slinden, Jake Boonstra, Willis Chase, Richard Larson, Jeff Niedenthal, Janelle Johnson
Richard called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm
Devotions: Dave Martin read a piece called “The Gift of Hope” for devotions
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Willis and seconded by Jeff. Motion carried.
Minutes from the March 11th, 2021 meeting were reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Jeff and seconded by Jake. Motion carried.
Minutes from the April 8th, 2021 meeting were reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Willis and seconded by Chris. Motion carried.
On target financially with last year and with prepaid amounts taken into consideration. A motion to void check #1416 and reissue a new check to Mary Bolek was made by Jeff and seconded by Chris. Motion carried. Insurance payment questions were discussed as needed. A motion to approve both the March and April reports was made by Willis and seconded by Chris. Motion carried.
Pastor Megan was at home on quarantine and joined us via zoom.
The joint confirmation class will take its final field trip to a “non-profit and ministry farm” near Hutchinson.
More visitations are being conducted since being vaccinated, zoom meetings continue as well.
Trinity delegates, Greg and Nikki Jans, are self registered for the Synod conference this year which will take place all via zoom over two weekends. A new Bishop will be elected.
We are still working with the other Litchfield area churches.
Baccalaureate is planned for the ACGC school graduates.
There will be two Baptism’s this month.
The name changes on our bank accountants have been completed per Jeff. Richard needs to sign.
Christian Education and Youth:
i. VBS- looking at a day long event sometime in August. Will contact 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 in charge of planning and organizing
Fellowship and coffee before church services starting in June. May 30th worship service with other churches at the fairgrounds with Trinity serving coffee and treats after.
Finance and Stewardship:
Looking at Synod information on the topics of Resourceful servants and Improving Financial Wellness.
Mission and Outreach:
i. South Grove Clean-up- went well, God’s work our hands Sunday planned for September 12th
ii. Mission Auction- talk about in June
iii. Mission BBQ- talk about in June
i. Job Descriptions- copies handed out to council members
Worship, Music and Arts:
Communion dates as follows: 5/2, 5/16, 5/23/, 6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15.
Graduates honored on May 23rd, two baptisms in May.
Make arrangements to get the new eternal candle installed.
June 6th date to dedicate paraments during church service.
July 4th Sunday service at 8:30am at the Beckville church picnic grounds.
i. Painting the altar- spindles for the altar repair to be made of a resin composite. Willis showed a sample.
ii. Parsonage Walk Through - plan a date
Other Committees: N/A
Review COVID-19 Prepardness Plan
-Coffee and Fellowship-go ahead for June 6th
- Building Use- 10am Worship services, We’re open!!
Outdoor Sign- templates of possible design handed out, approximate cost $12,000.00, cement work foundation and site prep approximate cost $5000.00. Will the project need to be permitted and inspected?
Party to Rival all Parties- Jeff handed out a draft plan of the event. Further planning to be discussed.
Lion’s Den Coffee Shop- Jeff talked about a possible location at Jason McCoy’s property, the old garden of eating location.
Living Nativity with First Baptist(December 2021)- working on planning
ACGC Teacher and Staff Appreciation- already done, money to fund event for $250.00 motion made by Dave and seconded by Willis. Motion carried.
Open Doors Grant- ELCA special project to engage new people. More info to follow
Richard adjourned the meeting at 9:07pm and we closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Janelle Johnson, Secretary
Next meeting date: June 10th, 2021
June Council Assistant: Janelle Johnson
**Minutes approved on June 10, 2021 Regular Council Meeting**