Parish Council Meeting Minutes
February 24, 2016
Attending: Rich Frantz, Bev Loudin, Bob Dutton, Natasha George, Katie Jackson, Dana Dornbusch, Lyman Jackson, Doug Robinson-Johnson, Bill Hoch, Kristin McGovern
Devotions. Bob led devotions based on Romans verse 8.
Minutes. January minutes were unanimously approved.
Welcome to the 2016 team. We welcomed Natasha to her new role as vice-moderator.
Suzuki School Request. The Suzuki has requested to use the building on weekdays too. Rich made a motion to negotiate an agreement with the school regarding increased usage beginning in Sept such that it will not impact existing users. The motion passed unanimously. Rich will report back on the results at a future meeting.
Board and Committee Goals for 2016
Property. Reviewing and updating long term capital budget; they will present to PC at a future meeting. Current projects include looking at adding an automatic opener to the side door, fireside room revitalization, and sanctuary committee.
Education. Education is working with Property regarding the playground replacement. They are also working on plans for long-distance mission trip.
Finance/Stewardship. Generating a narrative budget. Shifting focus from concentrating on NCS in the fall to a year-round multi-faceted view.
Outreach. Rethinking how they steward the outreach fund. Brainstorming on how they steward outreach fund. Considering a model to fund a smaller number of organizations with a larger amount.
Membership. Trying to address the difficulty in reaching out to new members. Considering a program twice a year for welcoming new members. PC also discussed ways to reach out to inactive members – and recognized that all of us are responsible for this. Doug will bring the names of three inactive members to next PC for prayer.
Planning for Palm Sunday and Easter. Education is planning to continue the Palm Sunday pageant. We will have a Mediterranean pot luck on Holy Thursday.
Planning for the UPA Auction. The auction is planned for May 7.
Other Business. Reminder to put dates on the church calendar.