Council Minutes January 16, 2019

Date:

The January Congregation Council Meeting was held on 1/16/19.

Council Members Present:

Pastor Eric Reimer, Pat Beadling, Denise Betz, Walter Braithwaite, Joycelynn Canselo, Patty Cawthorne, Wil Fritz, Karen Kearns, David Kroth, Linda Morrison, Barbara Quinn, Bruce Roper, Trish Strauss, and Ken Woods

Absent: Allison Hudson, Michelle Pisanick

The meeting was called to order by President Wil Fritz at 7:04 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:

*The minutes from December were approved without changes. The motion was made and seconded by Ken Woods / Barbar Quinn.

  • MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS:

  • President, Wil Fritz –Attached
  • Pastor Reimer – Attached
  • Finance Director, Joycelynn Canselo – Attached
  • Financial Secretary, Patty Cawthorne – Attached
    • *It was moved and seconded to accept the Finance Director’s report and the Financial Secretary’s report as presented. ( Ken Woods / Dave Kroth )
    • MOTION CARRIED

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Proposed 2019 Budget was reviewed by Council
    • *It was moved and seconded to Pat Beadling / Barbara Quinn,
    • MOTION CARRIED
  • Technology update
    • Wil explained internet upgrade which includes a $20/month savings
    • This now gives St John’s the ability to do live streaming as well as other services
  • Dave Kroth updated Council average December website
    • hits have gone up from 1200 up to 2000;
    • Followers on Facebook has also increased dramatically, explaining that people are checking us out regarding Pre-K, Music Sundays, Food Pantry, Joyful Noise, etc.
  • Tithe.ly update was given by Pastor Reimer.
    • The main concern is that there are less people currently signed up on the new Tithe.ly program than were on the previous program.
    • Using the mobile Tithe.ly app needs to be communicated.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • Constitution and Bylaws – No report
  • Christian Education – No 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 – Verbal report given by Pat Beadling
  • Worship & Music – Verbal report update given by Pastor Reimer

CORRESPONDENCE:

Building use request from Red Cross for blood drive on 2/6/19

Request was approved and the motion was made and seconded by Trish Strauss / Denise Betz.

  • MOTION CARRIED

CARES AND CONCERNS:

Pastor Reimer and council members shared their cares and concerns.

NEXT MEETING: Date: 2/20/19

Scripture: Karen Kearns

Prayer: Karen Kearns

Refreshments: Denise Betz

*It was moved and seconded by Ken Woods / Walt Braithwaite to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

  • MOTION CARRIED

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce Roper