Congregation Council Minutes April 22, 2019

The April Congregation Council Meeting was held on 4/17/19

Council Members Present:

Pastor Eric Reimer, Pat Beadling, Denise Betz, Harry Betz, Walter Braithwaite, Joycelynn Canselo, Patty Cawthorne, Cathy Evans, Wil Fritz, Allison Hudson, David Kroth, Bob Muller; Barbara Quinn, Bruce Roper and Ken Woods

Absent: Karen Kearns, Linda Morrison and, Trish Strauss

The meeting was called to order by President Wil Fritz at 7:01 p.m. The scripture was read by Wil Fritz and the prayer was offered by Denise Betz.

PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS COUNCIL:

None

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: Date:  3/20/19

*The minutes from March were approved without changes. The motion was made and seconded
by Ken Woods / Harry Betz.
MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS:

  • President, Wil Fritz – See Attached
  • Pastor Reimer – See Attached
  • Finance Director, Joycelynn Canselo – Attached
  • Financial Secretary, Patty Cawthorne – Attached – Moving forward, this will no longer be included separately because it is included in the Budget report.

*It was moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and the Financial Secretary’s report as presented.
(Pat Beadling / Alison Hudson)
MOTION CARRIED

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Harry Betz gave a brief update regarding Social Ministry.  Tithe.ly giving is up 20%
    • Security Update – Wil asked if an additional panel can be installed in the office to get a card reader on the front door.  Harry will talk to Mike’s Lock Shop to get a price.
  • Social Media update given by David Kroth – Website hits continue to increase.  It was up by 50%.  Facebook has declined overall, however some individual events have increased.
  • Brainstorming update brought up by David Kroth with a handout of the previous topics for discussion.
    • Primary concern is the process needed to move potential projects/events forward since the Fellowship Committee has disbanded.
    • The consensus was that the first step would be to communicate via the bulletin to the congregation for interest in restarting and joining a new Fellowship Committee.
    • David will talk to his contacts that have approached him.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • The possibility of adding a “Donate” button to the St John’s web site was discussed.  This would allow anyone viewing our website to donate directly to St. John’s via Tithe.ly.
    • It was confirmed that constitutionally, this is allowable.
    • The motion was made to add a “Donate” button to the St John’s web site.
    • *It was moved and seconded by Harry Betz / Bob Muller.
      MOTION CARRIED

 

  • Pat Beadling gave a verbal update on behalf of the Property Committee regarding the status of the various roofs which need maintenance.
    • Motion was made to approve ProCom to do the needed roof work at a cost of $20,731.
    • *It was moved and seconded to Pat Beadling / Walt Braithwaite.
      MOTION CARRIED

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • Constitution and Bylaws – No report
  • Christian Education –See report
  • Fellowship – No report
  • Finance – See Financial Secretary’s report
  • Food Pantry Report – See report
  • Memorials – No report
  • Mutual Ministry – No report
  • Pre-K Board – No report
  • Property – See report
  • Reach Team – No report
  • Renovation Committee – No report
  • Social Ministry – No report
  • Stewardship – No report
  • Women’s Ministry – No report
  • Worship & Music – See report

CORRESPONDENCE:

  • None

CARES AND CONCERNS:

  • Pastor Reimer and council members shared their cares and concerns.

NEXT MEETING:  Date: May 15, 2019

  • Scripture: Trish Strauss
  • Prayer: Linda Morrison
  • Refreshments: Patty Cawthorn
  • *It was moved and seconded by Ken Woods / Alison Hudson to adjourn the meeting at 9:01  p.m.
    MOTION CARRIED

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce Roper