April 12, 2021
First Lutheran Church Council Minutes – April 12, 2021
Council Members present: Debbie Butler, Jan McElroy, Rod Johnson, Ida Malde, Jennifer Campbell, Jess Holcomb, Sheila Johnson
Council members absent: Jay Ragland, Eric Merten
Non-council members present: Pastor Dennis Hickman, Julie Anna Boss, Isabelle
Devotions were given by Jan McElroy
The May devotions will be given by Ida Malde
It was moved by Jan McElroy, seconded by Sheila Johnson, and passed to approve the March 2021 council minutes.
Discussion was had on paying for FLC youth and friends to attend Lutherhaven in 2021
Ida moved and Jan 2nd to have FLC pay all but $50 for FLC youth to attend camp this summer
Sheila moved and Debbie 2nd to have FLC pay $50 towards camp for non-FLC youth to attend camp this summer up to 5 non FLC youth
James Stolte will be retiring as the Financial Secretary of FLC and all the other things he does for the church and it is time to get serious about replacing him. Rod will ask the congregation via announcing in church, writing in the bulletin and Flare for a volunteer for the bookkeeping part and for volunteers after church on Sundays to count money and ready the deposit. There may be a need to hire someone to create and send out the financial statements.
Pastor’s Report: - See attached for the full report
The pastor’s written report was given to council. There was no additional discussion
Outreach: Eric Merten was not able to attend but sent this message: Hi Eric – We continue with the Weekend Nutrition bags, giving 33 to Lincoln Elementary and 1 to Damman School each week. Even though the schools are still working on the hybrid model schedule, we deliver on Wednesday morning, so the kids can receive them every week, regardless of what 2 days they are in attendance. First Lutheran continues to be very generous, both in monies and donations. Judy
Worship and Music: nothing reported
Stewardship: Jess is looking for committee members
Youth: Debbie reported the youth helped pack and hide eggs for Easter, 10 kids participated in the egg hunt. The youth are back to meeting on Wednesdays after Confirmation class. The church youth groups of the community are joining together for fun and fellowship. The youth leaders are working on meeting also
Congregational Life: Ida reported that Sheila and Estelle continue to provide coffee and treats after worship but are looking for donations of goodies to assist, there is a sign-up by calling Estelle. No potlucks allowed yet but during coffee hour REACH out to those you don’t know and get to know them.
Education: Sunday school for grade school is happening. It is a goal in 2021 to have education for all
Property Management: Brian McElroy replaced smoke detectors and some lights. Pastor Dennis is going to head up staining the back fence
South Property: nothing to report
Financial Report: The full report was handed out by Julie Anna. $401 was collected for FISH for March. Expenses exceeded offering by $5114.56, most of this was for the tree removal and pruning, which was paid out of the ground maintenance fund.
· The next council meeting will be held on Monday May 10 with ministry meetings being held on May 2nd after worship
· The meeting was adjourned with prayer.
Respectfully submitted by Jan McElroy.