PRESENT: Dan Cannon, Kyle Larsen, Jake Boonstra, Joe Jans, Sonia Liedman, Willis Chase, Melissa Bergstrom, Pastor Megan Preston
CALL TO ORDER: President Melissa Bergstrom called meeting to order at 6:42 pm
DEVOTIONS: Faithful Innovations
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion was made by Willis and seconded by Joe to approve agenda. Motion carried.
SECRETARY: Motion made by Joe and seconded by Willis to approve last month’s council meeting minutes. Motion carried.
TREASURERS REPORT: Motion made by Willis and seconded by Dan to approve the treasurers report. Motion carried.
PASTORS REPORT: Pastor Megan was away last month to a Hermitage up north in Vargus. Lots of time for reflection and prayer. Fall confirmation planning is underway. And multiple shut in visits.
CHRISTIAN EDUCUATION AND YOUTH: SS teachers have been invited to the August council meeting. A motion was made by Joe and 2nd by Dan to purchase a 200.00 gift card for both Janelle and Gwen for their help with Sunday School.
Also looking for options for Rejuvenating Youth programs.
ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES: Plans are underway for the antique car run August 12th.
FINANCE AND STEWARDSHIP: nothing to report.
MISSION AND OUTREACH: Mission BBQ is scheduled for August 22nd.
PERSONAL: Annual reviews continue.
WORSHIP, MUSIC, AND ARTS:
CO-OP service update: Beckville requested 100.00 to go towards July 2nd co-op service to help pay for the band Beckville church used.
Discussion: Melissa felt 100.00 request was unreasonable and thought 50.00 was enough based on what she heard Beckville Church paid for the band. After much discussion was had Kyle made a motion to pay Beckville 75.00 towards the band Joe 2nd the motion.
The first vote was 3 yes 3 no.
Shortly after the vote Jake arrived late to the meeting. So, after further discussion we decided to vote again.
The 2nd vote was 4 yes 3 no so motion finally carried to pay Beckville church 75.00 vs the 100.00 they requested.
We also discussed creating a CO-OP committee to look at options moving forward.
Pulpit supply is covered for Pastor Megan’s Maternity Leave!!
PROPERITIES: Steeple and Lit cross project is complete.
Kyle requested 2200.00 to add landscaping around the sign. Motion was made by Kyle to use 2200.00 out of the building fund. Motion was 2nd by Willis and motion carried.
Kyle made a motion and was 2nd by Jake to obtain a building permit for roof repairs to the parsonage. Motion carried.
ENDOWMENT: Nothing for this committee.
All old business was tabled till next month.
Home communion team: The council is looking into home communion training to allow Trinity Visitors to give communion at visits.
Windmill Days Float: Jake is planning a float for the parade August 20th in Grove City
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Nothing currently
Next council meeting is Tuesday August 8th, 2023 at 6:30pm
Motion to adjourn by Dan and seconded by Joe. Motion carried.
Closed with Lord’s Prayer
(Minutes taken by Dan Cannon)
**Minutes approved on August 15, 2023 - Regular Council Meeting**