Report for September 21, 2018

The September Congregation Council Meeting was held on 9/19/18

Council Members Present: Pastor Eric Reimer, Pat Beadling, Denise Betz, Walter Braithwaite, Joycelynn Canselo, Wil Fritz, Allison Hudson, Karen Kearns, David Kroth, Linda Morrison, Michelle Pisanick, Barbara Quinn, Bruce Roper, and Ken Woods,

Absent:  Trish Strauss, Patty Cawthorne

The meeting was called to order by President Wil Fritz at 7:03 p.m. The scripture was read by Pastor Reimer and the prayer was offered by Pat Beadling

PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS COUNCIL:

Harry Betz gave an update on Tithe.ly.  Vanco/Simply Giving will end as of Nov 1, 2018.   Harry will draft a letter explaining the update and sign-up instructions for Tithe.ly.  He will address the congregation to verbally explain the change during services as well.  Dave Kroth will sit with Harry and act as back-up.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:

Date: 8/15/18

*The minutes from August were approved without changes. The motion was made and seconded by Ken Woods / Alison Shore.  MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS:

President, Wil Fritz –Attached

Pastor Reimer – Attached.  Pastor also spoke in more detail about the need of updating the Mission and Vision statements of St John’s.

Finance Director, Joycelynn Canselo – Attached

Financial Secretary, Patty Cawthorne – Attached

*It was moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and the Financial Secretary’s report as presented. (Ken Woods / Barbara Quinn)  MOTION CARRIED

OLD BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion to open the church for the Hatboro Thanksgiving Day parade and to handout of hot dogs and water.

*It was moved and seconded  by Bruce Roper / Alison Shore

MOTION CARRIED

Motion to change the security procedures from ushers being responsible for locking and unlocking all doors to having Stephanie Metheny locking/unlocking the rear doors and ushers locking/unlocking the front doors and the door in fellowship hall only.

*It was moved and seconded  by Pastor Reimer / Denise Betz

MOTION CARRIED

Motion for a VBS/BCC Offering to donate $200 to the Brad Fox and $200 to the Bucks for Kids with the remaining balance to be put into the Chris Ed fund to offset costs

*It was moved and seconded  by Denise Betz / Barbara Quinn

MOTION CARRIED

Motion from the upcoming Youth-For-Youth fund raisers proceeds to go into the Youth Group

*It was moved and seconded  by Wil Fritz / Allison Hudson

MOTION CARRIED

Motion to renew bi-yearly piano tuning contract by Jacobs Music at $230 per year.

*It was moved and seconded  by Pat Beadling / Barbara Quinn

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 –See report
  • Pre-K Board – No report
  • Property – See report
  • Reach Team – No report
  • Renovation Committee – Verbal update given by Pat Beadling
  • Social Ministry – No report
  • Stewardship – No report
  • Women’s Ministry –See report
  • Worship & Music –See report

CORRESPONDENCE:

None

CARES AND CONCERNS:

Pastor Reimer and council members shared their cares and concerns.

NEXT MEETING: Date: 10/17/18

Scripture: Pat Beadling

Prayer: Denise Betz

Refreshments: Dave Kroth

*It was moved and seconded by Ken Woods / Barbara Quinn to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.  MOTION CARRIED

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce Roper