October 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: There will be no Ad Council meeting for November.  In its place, there will be our annual All Church Conference on November 27th at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  This is an important meeting that everyone should attend.

  • Our Finance report indicated that our budgeted income was less than our actual income.  This was primarily due to a lower than usual plate offering.  The good news is that our pledged offering is at or slightly above the budgeted amount.

  • With respect to our search for a new Director of Youth Discipleship, no qualified candidates have applied.  If anyone has a candidate in mind, please let Rich Kimmie, Chair of the SPRC, know.

  • The “Come to the Water” event at Lazy F was a great success.  Everyone felt that it was a very moving experience.  So much so, the church has decided to do it again next year, except it will include an extra night at Lazy F.

  • Good news.  The removal of the pulpit pedestal will be accomplished in late Nov. The estimated cost was around $3000, however, $6000 was raised from generous member of our congregation.  Now we can also do some re-carpeting on the chancel too.

Upcoming events include:

  1. Our church’s craft fair to be held on Nov. 10th, from 9AM to 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  All 32 vendor positions have been sold with the proceeds going to support our Vacation Bible School next year.  It should be a blast and give everyone a head start on Christmas shopping.  Put it on your calendar!

  2. The Senior High Fall Retreat will be held Nov. 16th to 18th.  Watch the newsletter for further information.

  3. On Non. 25th we will have our traditional “Hanging of the Greens” party to prepare the sanctuary for Christmas.  It will begin at 4 PM with a service and potluck to follow.

  4. The children’s Christmas pageant and Bethlehem Village will be on Sat., Dec. 1st, beginning at 4 PM.  The children’s pageant will be repeated the next day during the church service.

Jane Rothwell, the chair of the Reconciling Fellowship team, briefly gave the history of our church becoming a Reconciling church.  Jane made a motion to have a line-item added to our budget to support the Reconciling Ministries Network.  After a discussion, the motion was defeated with a recommendation that the Reconciling Fellowship team consider having a special offering sometime during the year to support the Reconciling Ministries Network.

Roy Bollinger, Chair of the Administrative Council