Council Meeting Minutes

December 2013 Minutes

Waters of Life

Church Council Meeting

December 9, 2013



The council meeting was called to order by President Roger Lindberg December 9, 2013 at 7 pm.  Council members present were Roger Lindberg, Deb Skoglund, Pastor Tim, Eric Kaiser, Steve Hadley, and Linda Britton.  Also present was Linda Bergstrand.  Roger welcomed all to the meeting and had Pastor Tim lead us with devotions.



Motion and second to approve the November minutes with a few minor changes was made.  Motion carried.



The parking lot addition was completed before Thanksgiving and should be close to the estimated cost. 

In order to install the Narthex flooring the doors will need to be trimmed on the bottom and the council will see if Bob Bergmann will help with this. The decision of the entrance mats will need to be made before the flooring can be done.  It was decided to have donations be for square footage to raise the needed funds to complete the project.



Deb Skolund gave members the financial comparison report for last year and this year but noted that the report does not include December.  She will have the end of year report for members ready in February that will show the amount pledged and collected for general offering and the amount pledged and collected for forward in faith. The council discussed changing the wording on the offering envelopes to general offering and mortgage payments.  Pastor Tim will work with Mary Peterson on the change.



Linda Bergstrand reports the gift card sales are going good and hope they continue next year.



The response to the giving tree has been great and Justin will be bringing the items to the Salvation Army next week.     



Following a discussion the council decided to recognize outstanding members of the church and will recognize Shannon Lucero and the Johnson family for the snow plowing for the church.

Roger reports he was contacted by Mille DeBolt about Skype services.  Pastor Tim reported that he had checked into this before and found the church would need to purchase a license. It was decided not to do this for now.  


The next monthly council meeting will be January 13, 2014 at 7 pm.


Being no further business, following the Lord’s Prayer the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Linda Britton, Secretary