Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes
Devotion – Tina Crawn – Standing in the Storm from Psalm 62:1-8
Minutes of Previous Meeting – No questions or concerns
We received $2,592 in the Reduction fund in April. Our electric bill for April was $756. (Good! But May bill has returned to over $1,000. I have asked the electric company for a rate review to discover ways to reduce this bill. A bill for $14,879 for a security system was paid in April. All the income for this project was donated by a member.
We will be starting a mortgage reduction campaign beginning July 1 and ending in Feb or March next year. The goal will be to eliminate the mortgage by the end of year 2020. We may not make it, but it is a good goal. I am setting up a $150,000 goal. We already are close to $15,000 better than that so we will show some progress when we first put up the chart. I am ordering two charts to be displayed in sanctuary
Recommendations/Action -We still do not have electronic files of our finances from our previous bookkeeper. Recommend aggressive action to accomplish this.
Nursing Home Visitations – 4, Private Communions – 6, Crisis Interventions – 0, Meetings – 5, Consultations – 16, Worship Services – 5, Classes taught – 1, Adult Bible Study – 0, Official Pastoral Acts – Reception of 15 new members on 5/12, Special events – Zion, Groveland 100th Anniversary Service
TOTAL $145.52 Subtotal $136.00 Tax (state tax 7%) $9.52 Total $145.52
Air Conditioning – Two separate contractors have come out to estimate replacing the units. Riffles said the 15-ton unit on admin side has been running on ½ capacity for months- we need to still get their estimate. We need to look to replace this unit very soon; high priority. Motion to replace ASAP from existed funds by Chris, seconded by Peg, motion carried. One bid from Above and Beyond AC/Heating is $74,000, Chris vouches for them. We should budget this over the next three years so that it does not come as a nasty shock later when it breaks down. Initiate a capital campaign for $50,000 a year for three years (one-for-one for mortgage and AC), Motioned by Joe, seconded by Chris, motion carried
Worship & Music – Synod Assembly is June 6-8; we need a male and female representative. They need to register at the event which is held at the Embassy Suites in Kissimmee. 5/26 is the last Sunday for bell choir and vocal choir. Appreciation for Joe and Alex this Sunday 5/26. Gift card to a restaurant/ Amazon motioned by Connie, seconded by Chris and carried
Financial Committee – Mortgage donations are helping us to make close to double payments each month so far. This is allowing us to lower the principal each month. We have so far sponsored 14 children for the summer feeding program.
Need to also complete performance reviews on personnel; Alex, Rita, and Tina every quarter.
Form this committee to make the manual so people will know how to run every part of the church.
Education Committee – We now have 9 children that are elementary age; We need to find a teacher or teachers to teach Sunday School. Council Members will think this through and discuss at the next meeting. Time and Talents survey – Mike would like to usher and personally hand them out and personally track and get them back. Mike will add September-May for Sunday School; Mike could do a temple talk. New “quiet boxes” for the children. Larger so children can write on top and easily carry it. Rita will be attending the Synod Assembly 6/6 & 6/7 and Peg will open the mail and answer phones. Peg is also covering 6/20-6/21 and 7/9-7/16.
New request for sanctuary by Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal; They are requesting Sunday’s from 2:00p-5:30p (Boy Scouts already come in at 4pm so that would need to be adjusted). They would also need Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00-9:30pm
Closing, Next Meeting
Next month’s devotional – Diane Bursey
Next meeting date – July 16 at 6:30 pm
Closed with The Lord’s Prayer