Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes February 10, 2014

Waters of Life Church Council Meeting February 10, 2014


Council meeting called to order at 7:00 Roger Lindberg.  Members present:  Roger Lindberg, Deb Skoglund, Pastor Tim, Steve Hadley, Eric Kaiser.  Also present:  Ron Oswald, Linda Garden, Linda Bergstrand


Devotions (Pastor Tim)   We discussed the joy of celebrating the Eucharist


Approval of Minutes

The minutes for the January Council meeting were approved with some modifications.


Treasurer’s Report

Discussion on budget update focused on the difference between tithes and offerings collected and expenditures.  Expenditures exceeded tithes and offerings for the month of January because there were 3-pay periods for the month.   We also discussed the fluctuation in giving which is common in churches including WOL.  Information will be shared with the congregation but caution was suggested as to how we communicate.


Bubbling Brook Child Care Center

Spaghetti fund raising dinner this Saturday.  Making progress on budget.  Looking at management software to assist in collections and security.  Working to acquire 4-star rating, which is important for government assistance and scholarships.  Need some help with equipment (such as educational toys) and painting.


Evangelism/Outreach Update

Fabric in Faith is a new group that is being started by Linda Garden and other congregation members interested in quilting and knitting.  The goal is to provide an opportunity to reach out to the community with quilts where needed.

Justin is looking into using WOL as a site for Ruby’s Pantry.  Notification from Ruby’s Pantry as to whether we will be allowed to serve as a distribution site is expected soon.  Justin is also working on notifying the congregation of all church sponsored events that will take place over the next six months via Post Cards sent to each church member.

Pastor mentioned plans to expand summer youth outreach. (“Awaken”)

Discussion on Human Sexuality.  Further discussion will be held with the congregation.


Facilities Update

Update on Narthex Flooring Effort - installation scheduled for the week of March 24th. Spring cleaning is scheduled for April 12th.


New Business

Survey questions for a second survey should be sent to Roger who will email them to Council members for additional suggestions and comments.

The next Council meeting will be held March 17 at 7:00 p.m.


The meeting adjourned with the Lord’s Prayer at 9:00 p.m. 

Respectively submitted, Eric Kaiser (for Linda Britton)

tanding 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