Council Meeting Minutes – February 2017


Church Council Minutes

February 17,2017


In attendance:                           absent: 

Pastor Schmidt                       Chris Russell
Jim Johnson
Karissa Bursey
Marian Larson
Mark Jacobetz
Larry Holihan
Carol Kenderdine
Brad Haizlip
Diane Bursey

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Schmidt conducted a short devotional.

Motion approved to accept January minutes. (no info on who made motion


Request made by Larry to produce end of year financials including income and expenditures for year for Designated Funds. Jim and Larry to get together to request specifics.

Request made by Larry to conduct an independent review of financials.

Motion to accept Treasurer report by Mark and seconded by Marion.  Approved.


Pastor to be on vacation Feb 21-25, 2017.

Council and Pastor invited to meet with interim Bishop on March 11 in Lakeland.

Council members will be installed at 10:15 service on February 19.

Two services on Ash Wednesday – at noon and 7:00 p.m.

Dinners prior to Lenten Services each week at 6:00 p.m. – Two to be sponsored by Virginia Circle and one by Council.

Easter Brunch to be held between services on Easter Sunday.

Interfaith Gathering request to use our facilities on March 11.  Motion to approve made by Larry and seconded by Diane.  Approved.

The Rick Steves’ movie LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION will be shown on Saturday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m.  Members will be asked to bring snacks and drinks to share.

Record of Pastor’s activity attached to these minutes.

Motion to accept Pastor’s Report by Diane, seconded by Marion.  Approved


Larry discussed status of Welcome Table project.  Discussion on whether to sell items with church name on them discussed.  Motion made to purchase a sample of items that can be purchased and members to sign up what they want and to periodically purchase items. Motion made by Diane, seconded by Jim.  Motion approved.

Discussion of whether to follow up on project to modify outdoor signage with electronic capability was discussed.  Will be referred to Property committee

Need to repair outdoor electrical sign.  Up to $500 can be spent without council approval.

Need expressed to educate members on charges associated with Online Giving.  Larry will explain charges in next newsletter.


Electrical and water bills are suddenly very high.  Need to check for potential water leak.

Motion made to check into need and prices for replacing our a/c units made by Carol and seconded by Karissa.

Council office and committees were selected as follows:

Jim Johnson, President
Mark Jacobetz, Vice President
Carol Kenderdine, Secretary
Karissa Bursey, Treasurer
Brad Haizlip, Property
Larry Holihan, Music and Worship
Diane Bursey, Finance
Marion Larson, Stewardship

Motion made to accept these assignments by Marion and seconded by Mark.  Approved.

Need to have more structured agenda discussed and agreed.

Motion to adjourn at 9:35 p.m. made by Diane, seconded by Jim.  Approve


Note: Minutes taken by Mark Jacobetz.  Typed in written form with slight modifications by Larry Holihan. Typed and distributed 2/18/17\


Email addresses for council members:


Jim Johnson –
Mark Jacobetz –
Carol Kenderdine –
Karissa Bursey –
Brad Haizlip –
Larry Holihan –
Diane Bursey –
Marion Larson –
Chris Russell –
Pastor Dennis Schmidt –

Attachment to February 2017 Council Minutes

Pastor’s Summary Report


Member visits -11

New Member visits – 4
Hospital visitations -6
Nursing Home/Hospice Visitations -2
Private Communions -6
Crisis Interventions -4
Meetings -3
Consultations -11
Worship Services – 10
Meeting with Conf. Pastors – 1
Classes taught -4
Adult Bible Study -2
Official Pastoral Acts: Welcomed 14 new members on 1/22/17. Baptism of Jacob Conte on 1/29/2017.
Mileage for the month – 335.2

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