Council Meeting Minutes – January 2017

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH
Church Council Minutes
January 10,2017

 In attendance:                            absent:

 

Pastor Schmidt                       Larry Holihan
Jim Johnson
Karissa Bursey
Marian Larson
Mark Jacobetz
Chris Russell

 

Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. Pastor Schmidt conducted a short devotional.

2017 SPENDING PLAN

 

Music License item set at $260.

Monthly Mortgage to be included in General Fund

County taxes – money back from Cell Tower  ???

? to Pastor’s contract for cell phone ???

Move to accept 2017 spending plan by Jim, seconded by Chris.  Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion to allow Gizella to process church records at her workplace.  Motion passed.

Find out about water bill reimbursement. ???

Investigate new ground maintenance company ??

Pot luck supper to be held on Saturday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m.  Each attendee to bring pot luck of choice.

Annual meeting to include report by Music and Worship, Virginia Circle, Pastor, and Treasurer.

New council members to elected at this meeting.

Next council meeting to be held on Feb 21, 2017

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

 

Minutes compiled by Mark Jacobetz and transcribed by Larry Holihan

 

Attachment to January 2017 Council Minutes

Pastor’s Summary Report
2/16/2017

 

Special Council Meeting – Jan 3, 2017

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH
Special Meeting Minutes – January 3, 2017

In attendance:

 

Pastor Schmidt
Jim Johnson
Karissa Bursey
Chris Russell
Marian Larson
Mark Jacobetz
Larry Holihan

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting was to review and recommend items in the 2017 budget, in preparation for the Congregational Meeting on January 29, 2017.

The following items were discussed and recommended for inclusion in the 2017 general funds budget:

MISSION SHARE

 

An increase of $1,000 (to $11,000) was recommended for the Synod contributions in 2017.

WORSHIP & MUSIC

An increase of $91 in the annual budget was recommended with minor changes to line items.

CHRISTIAN FORMATION

A decrease of $1,000 in this area was recommended.  Confirmation expenses were reduced $400 and New Member Supplies increased by $350.

ADMINISTRATION

Copies expense was reduced $500.

ChurchTrac software was increase $50.

Subscriptions were reduced $200.

Chamber of Commerce line item was changed to Community involvement.

Florist line item was reduced from $420 to $100

PROPERTY

Total proposed plan in this area was $84,148.  Only minor changes.

PERSONNEL

Minor changes in personnel expenses included an increase in Office Assistant of $580; Organist increase of $400, Music Coordinator of $1,200

Pastor Salary and Benefits will be reviewed at next Council meeting on January 10.  More information was needed on this item.

Total increase/decrease of budget not yet determined.

Motion adjourned at 10:15 with prayer.

 

Minutes taken by Mark Jacobetz