- Written by Sam Gardner Sam Gardner
- Created: 15 June 2017 15 June 2017
The meeting was called to order at 6:10 PM. Pastor Nettleton opened with a scripture reading from 1 Peter and a prayer. The April minutes were approved as submitted. The one official act for April was the memorial service of Eric Dimmick. The Sunday attendance average reflected a good Easter attendance of 271, significantly more than 2016. Lent midweek attendance seemed up from prior years, though the meal attendance was about the same. The Official Acts report was approved as submitted. We ended April with about $5,000 net revenue, putting us at a net positive of about $12,500 for the year. Offerings are over budget following April, a five-Sunday month that included Easter. Eric made a motion to approve the financial report. Jo seconded. Motion passed.
- Children’s Ministry: Vacation Bible School (June 5–8) preparation is under way. The committee needs volunteers for the week of VBS.
- Preschool: The board has two potential new members. The school raised over $900 in three spring fundraisers. Open Arms has reached level two status in the new Colorado Shines program and is preparing for the evaluation for levels three to five. The preschool class is already at fourteen students for the 2017–2018 school year, and the Pre-K class is at ten registrations. Many congregation members are helping with tomorrow’s Mother’s Day Tea. The congregation is invited to the May 11 spring program and May 19 graduation.
- Fellowship: The final Eat and Greet potluck before the summer was May 7. We will resume in October. Planning the reception for the Vanderhydes (May 28), a church picnic and the Rockies Faith Day trip for the summer.
- Outreach: Nothing to report.
- Youth: Have completed youth activities for the school year.
- Campus: The Saint John’s/Peace With Christ taskforce is meeting tomorrow to revisit our joint campus ministry.
- Trustees: Awaiting two additional estimates for low-energy replacements of church lighting. There were fourteen people at last Saturday’s cleanup day.
- Human Needs: The Heseders raised $2,600 at the Yard Sale, mostly thanks to items donated by Wil. The Heseders are putting together a group to work in Detroit July 16–22, and are supporting two Mercy Medical Missions to Africa. The Alpha Center baby bottle fundraiser begins May 14.
- Lay Ministers: Nothing to report.
- Parish Education: Chuck has been meeting with Dale in an effort to get the board up and running. Pastor Nettleton offered to meet with them to offer help.
- Elderberries: Upcoming events include the May 18 Third Thursday meal and presentation on end-of-life preparation, an August Third Thursday event (likely a movie) and an August Rockies game.
Parish Administrator’s Report
- Nothing to report.
- Summer Intern Follow-Up: On April 30, the congregation approved the hiring of an intern for the summer. Ben Vanderhyde will be installed at the Sunday morning service on May 28 and serve through June and July. The committee has found a furnished condo for the Vanderhyde family.
- Boy Scout Troop Follow-Up: Pastor Nettleton will meet with the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 96 on May 10 to discuss the congregation’s decision not to renew the troop’s charter. The Board of Human Resources will develop and implement a building use policy by the end of the year.
- Architectural Review Committee: Bruce Bachman suggested by email that the council create a committee “to review and, where appropriate, approve requested changes to the physical look of the church properties, both inside and out, and make recommendations to the congregation for future enhancement projects.” Motion by Zach to establish this Architectural Review Committee. Second by Nancy. Discussion followed. Motion passed. Grant will ask the Board of Trustees for a volunteer representative. Wil will ask the Worship Arts Committee for a representative and follow up on other names suggested by Council.
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer at 6:50 PM.
The thirteen members of the Church Council are the “Board of Directors” of the congregation, tasked with general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws.