September 2018 Administrative Council Highlights
Let me start of with an invitation. All members of the congregation are always welcome to attend the Ad Council meetings. We normally meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 PM to hopefully 7:30 or 8:00. Sometimes the date will change, so check your monthly newsletter. If you want to know what kinds of things we do, look on the south wall of the Fellowship Hall and you will find the most recent minutes of the meeting.
Now on to business.
The Finance Report showed that, due to the loose plate offering being less that budgeted, we are a little behind the budgeted income and the expenses are a little more than budgeted. We are hoping that the numbers will be better next month.
The SPRC (Staff Perish Relations Committee) reports that the search for a new Director of Youth Discipleship is ongoing but with no results as of now. Pastor Jim is filling the position in the interim.
The good news is we now have a new chair of the SPRC, Rich Kimmie, and the new chair of the Discipleship Team, Jill Nuber. I want to welcome them as new members of the Ad Council.
Terry Bolender reported that the new all church study, The Story, has 230 participants! You can still join. See Terry, there are 12 books remaining. The other good news is that the donations for the books have exceeded the expense.
The new Wednesday Worship service, which is following The Story, had 13 attendees the first week and 22 for the 2nd week. If you have some time, come on by and enjoy the more intimate worship style.
Gary Zink, chair of the Trustees, has a firm bid of $3,070 to removing the concrete pillar where the pulpit used to be. Since the pedestal removable was not part of the Trustee’s 2018 budget, we are asking individuals to help financially. To date, we have received $700 in gifts to get the job done. We would like to get the pillar removed before the children’s Christmas pageant so if you can help, please give to the Pulpit Pillar Removable Project.
Pastor Jim gave a big shout-out to Gary, his Trustees team and the BMC (Building Maintenance Crew) for all their hard work keeping our church’s facility and grounds in such good shape and the Ad Council heartedly agreed.
Pastor Jim reported that the worship attendance for the first 38 weeks of 2017 was 237.58 people per Sunday Worship. In that same 38-week period this year the attendance is 258.1. That is 21 more people per Sunday. That’s exciting!
Please note, there will not be Add Council meeting in November. Instead, we will have our Fall All Church Conference which is open to all members of the church. The All Church conference will be held in the sanctuary on November 27th at 6:30 PM. At this conference we will vote on the pastor’s compensation package for 2019. We hope to see you there
One other change in the schedule. December Ad council meeting will not be on the 4th Tuesday. That day is Christmas day! We will meet the week before on December 18th at 6:30 PM.