St. John’s Church Council Minutes For September 12, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Center with the following in attendance: Cathie McCulloch, Mark Perry, Angie Gump, Dave Gingrich, Dan Hurst, Laura Brown, Vicki Rufener, Sue Ferbrache, Holly Gonter, Karen Dummermuth, Stacie Deitrick, Dean Allman, Ed Rufener, Ed Cook, Mark Hughes, Bob Feutz, Pastor Tom, Pastor Dotty, Belinda Lentz, Emily Gump and Mandy Mushrush.
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Treasurer’s Report

- The general fund ended the month with a balance of $18,213. Approximately $25,000 has been raised for the Organ Renovation Project and $6,000 has been raised for the Ministerial Staffing Initiative.
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Senior Minister’s Report

-Motion by Pastor Tom with second by Dave Gingrich to start the search process for a part-time Youth Minister. Salary will be determined by Council and will include a 6 month probationary period. Position is responsible for running new groups for high school age youth and twenty somethings. We will continue to raise funds during the search process. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
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Pastor of Visitation’s Report

- Operation Christmas Child begins October 1. Goal of collecting 160 shoe boxes.
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Director of Christian Education’s Report

- Youth Group – attended Great Summer Serve in August, Alzheimer’s Walk on Sept. 16.

- XOO – will be doing Bible science this year.

- Sunday School – blessing of backpacks during worship on Sept. 10.
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Elder’s Report

- Christmas Eve services at 10:30 am, 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm; planning Advent Lantern Project; Advent offering will go to National UCC Retired Pastors.
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Trustee’s Report

- New doors for Pre-K being installed by Miceli Glass, with Pre-K helping to pay. Dr. Canter donated concrete for Church property sidewalk.
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Deacon’s Report

- Worked on Budget; Communion sign-up sheet passed around.
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Board of Christian Education's Report

- Oct 28 – Trunk or Treat in Church parking lot from 5:00-7:00 during Trick or Treat. Come and decorate your car and pass out candy.
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Reports of Committees/Task Forces

- Organ Renovation Committee – Motion by Sue Ferbrache with second by Vicki Rufener to approve Capital Campaign for the restoration and renovation of the organ. Renovation will include adding additional stops to the organ for additional sounds and octaves. Cost projected to be $282,159. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
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Meeting adjourned at 9:15.