The church council meeting was called to order by Vice President Steve Hadley at 6:30 pm December 9, 2014. Members present were Pastor Tim, Deb Skoglund, Sally Halvorson, and Linda Britton. Also present was Linda Bergstrand and Dan Schlitchting.
Pastor Tim shared a reading from Christmas in Alaska on how travel and sending things in Alaska is done.
Motion by Sally Halvorson, second by Deb Skoglund to approve minutes from the November council meeting. Motion carried.
Deb Skoglund reported the receivables and disbursement numbers are getting better. Bubbling Brooks will begin to use an accounting system and will inform the council how it is working. Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.
Bubbling Brook Child Care Center
Linda Bergstrand reports Dawn Sathers is working on the financials to get a better handle on things and set up the financials for 2015. There has been more staff time this year than last so they may use overtime to fill in where needed. It was decided to put off the angel loan for now and not purchase the required playground equipment. The pizza and cookie dough fund raising will be held in 2015.
Pastor Tim reports the postcards inviting area residents to our Christmas Eve service. Steve spoke to members about a program named “A Brush with Kindness” that completes projects for area resident as needed. Motion by Pastor Tim, second by Steve Hadley to look into more information on the program and possibly have someone from the program to speak to the congregation at some time. Motion carried.
Pastor Tim reports there were no problems while Eric was on vacation.
After a discussion about the baby changing stations Deb Skoglund made a motion, seconded by Pastor Tim for the council to purchase one station and the memorial committee to purchase a second one. Motion carried.
The columbarium committee task force has been meeting to discuss the pros and cons of such an undertaking at Waters of Life. The committee has come to the conclusion that the wall is financially feasible. The next step is visiting a memorial wall in Superior and look at the area on the church property where such a wall could be placed. The task force will report to the council in January.
Dan Schlitchting reports to the council the following information on the memorial committee funds: AED is paid off, $200 received for the memorial wall, $80 for the baby stations, $859 for the gardens, $121 kitchen, and $621 undesignated. Dan asks that recommendations of something to be done submitted to the committee and they will research the request before beginning to collect donations for it.
Tactical Plan Update
It was decided to have the review of the tactical plan and strategy at the January council meeting.
The next council meeting will be January 13 at 6:30 pm.
Following the Lord’s Prayer the meeting was adjourned at 8:16 pm.