Pastor Dennis Schmidt
Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes
Carol read a Psalm as the Devotion
As there were no other changes necessary to the minutes, Diane made a motion to accept them as written. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Diane made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Chris seconded the motion.
New Member Visits – 8
Hospital Visitations – 1
Nursing Home/Hospice Visitations – 4
Private Communions – 6
Crisis Interventions – 0
Meetings – 3
Consultations – 17
Worship Services – 14
Mtg. w/Conf. Pastors – 1
Classes Taught – 2
Adult Bible Study – 0
Official Pastoral Acts – Week of Vacation
Special Worship Services – Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22nd
Mileage for the month – 216.6 total miles
Diane made a motion to accept the Pastor’s Report. Tina seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Jim has been working with the Contractor. There will be further information in Old Business.
Worship and Music Committee
Larry went over the report which was distributed via e-mail.
Evening Worship will move to 6:30 p.m.
Advent meals will begin at 6 p.m. with Service at 6:30 p.m.
Council will provide the meal on 12/20.
One Service will provide singing and cookies at a Nursing Home
Teddy bears will be distributed to Police Department and Fire House
We will be offering rides to people that do not feel comfortable driving at night. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the Church.
Christmas Eve will have 3 Services. 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Christmas Day will have 1 Service at 10 a.m.
Sunday Services will be different every week. Both 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. will be the same. Pastor and Joe are working on developing the various models.
There will be a Volunteer Coordinator for each category now.
Dedication of the LED sign will be at a later date.
Ruth Monzillo resigned from the committee due to her moving where her husband is and she no longer is able is drive at night. Carol will send her a Thank You card from Council.
Diane made a motion to accept the Worship and Music Report. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Pastor provided Diane with insurance information which showed that his expenses will decrease by about $6000 a year. Pastor also handed her salary guidelines.
Pastor provided Diane changes that were needed to the Constitution.
Jim received an e-mail from the Contractor indicating that he would be contacting him at the end of the week with restoration updates
Larry suggested City Hall in the city of Clermont to use when our Church was being restored. He will check into it.
Synod Help – We must provide an estimate, balance sheet, insurance deductible information and contributions received for the disaster recovery
Lutheran Disaster Response – We received an e-mail with 14 steps that must be followed in order to be eligible for the grant. it could be as high as $25,000.
Bishop Edelman in Germany sent an e-mail that they were having an American Day in Feb of 2018. They will be raising about $300 to donate for our Disaster Recovery.
Jim received a letter from Lake County indicating that we can no longer scroll our LED sign. Jim called to clarify the letter. Jim will contact them to see if there is a way around this law.
There were complaints that E-News and the bulletins did not match, specifically with volunteers. Diane will omit this from future E-News. E-Mails have been sent to the volunteers every week advising them of their duties.
Doug Biss is a community service person available to us. Send notes to Church office with suggestions of any jobs that he can do. Carol mentioned the sign on Caspian that needs to be lettered. Diane mentioned the window sills.
The next meeting will be dinner with spouses. Dinner will be on 12/19 at Ruby Tuesday on Route 50. Diane will check for coupons.
The Annual Meeting date is 1/28/2018
January Council meeting date is 1/16/2018
Pastor mentioned that a letter needs to be sent to Crown Communications for reimbursement of taxes paid.
We received an insurance bill for $4594.48 which is due 12/16/2017. There was a question whether we should pay it or shop for other insurance. Jim is going to run with this.
Mark mentioned that we need to find out if any other members will be dropping off of Council since Brad Haizlip resigned. Carol stated that she wasn’t interested in being Secretary next year, possibly not on Council. Larry is undecided. Mark will mention something at Service on Sunday looking for new members to join Council.
Closing, Next Meeting
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Diane made a motion to adjorn the meeting. Chris seconded the motion. The motion carried.