Time, Opening, Devotions, Minutes
Devotion – The Lord’s Prayer
Minutes of Previous Meeting – No questions or concerns
At the end of August monies available for A/C upgrades and/or Building reduction totaled:
Bldg Fund – $18,120
Major Bldg Repairs – $ 9,868
Capital Fund – $ 2,670
Income in the General Fund in August was not enough to cover August expenses. However, a surplus from earlier months covered this loss.
The Altar Fund is in a negative position for the first time this year. Money from the General Fund (Worship: Florist) was used to cover this loss.
Pam Brosonski conducted an audit of the finances this month. A report will be forthcoming. One major deficiency she noted involved improper procedures in counting weekly offerings: two people are required to count funds each week, funds must be counted on church premises, and signatures affirming the deposits need to be on deposit summaries.
Raymond James figures delayed so they are not on this month’s financial report. Joe will work with Raymond James to get Tina access online to see the information herself
The deficiencies noted above were corrected as of September 8, 2019.
A meeting to discuss the 2019 budget will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm at the church. Larry Holihan, Tina Crawn, Pam Brosonski, Joe Montfort, and Marie Johnson are on the budget committee. The meeting is open to council members who may want to attend.
Worship Services – 6, Classes Taught – 0, Adult Bible Study – 0,
Official Pastoral Acts – Baptism of Tess Elizabeth Brodie – 9/15/2019
Worship & Music – Did not meet this month
Presentation by Dennis Wick and Pam Schuetz from Outreach Ministry Team
Mission Statement: Loving, caring for and peacefully serving God’s people everywhere, we will make Christ known and worship God.
Vision Statement: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, as part of its mission and faith in serving Christ, will serve others: the less fortunate, the needy and marginalized peoples everywhere, just as Jesus set such an example for us to follow.
Upcoming Outreach Opportunities
Tour New Beginnings of Central Florida in Clermont 8/27/19 at 10:30: Completed
God’s Work, Our Hands: 9/8/19 at 9:30a: Completed
Attend 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Clermont Arts and Recreation Center in Clermont on 9/11/19 at 10am: Completed
Participate in continuing relief efforts for the people of the Bahamas after the hurricane
Observance of Reformation Sunday at SOTH 10/27/19 during service. Brats and beer to follow
Participate in Give Kids the World’s Challenge for Hope in Kissimmee on 9/9/19 at 7am
Observance of Veteran’s Day at SOTH on 9/10/19 at 9:15am with a Cake and Coffee Reception and a Commemorative Poster of our Veterans
Participate in Stand Down at the Counseling and Development Center in Tavares 9/16/19 at 10am
Sponsor Kids for Kids for Clermont Police Department in December 2019
Participate in Breakfast with the Christmas Angels in December
Participate with the teens at the soup kitchen at the Christian Service Center in Orlando 1/5/2020
Participate in Fish Fry at SOTH in January 2020
Participate in Corn Hole Contest for charity at SOTH in February 2020
Thanksgiving Dinner here at the church: Dennis is requesting use of the kitchen this year to cook the turkey here at the church. Dennis and others will lead the planning of the dinner
Maybe do a “Just Say Thanks Dinner”?
Can Outreach become a line item in the budget? Pam can estimate possible yearly costs and submit request to the budget committee to create an Outreach line item
Electronic sign and permit- Clermont affordable signs want $850 up front. Larry is going to contact them again to get a firm estimate on the entire installation before giving them any money. Time and Talent Survey (possible Sunday School teacher), Personnel and Policy Mission Team and Education Mission Team updates all tabled until October meeting
Supply pastor request for November 17 and 24; We need housing for the visitors of Food for the Poor on the 17th. Pastor Roy will do the 24th
Nominating Committee for new Council members is usually the outgoing council members
Need to replace a Treasurer, VP, and Secretary
Closing, Next Meeting
Closed with Pastor Dennis’ devotion on change
Devotion for October is Tom Klinger
Next council meeting on October 22nd at 6:30