- Written by Sam Gardner Sam Gardner
- Created: August 15 2017 August 15 2017
The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM. Pastor Nettleton opened with a devotion on the Holy Trinity and a prayer. Eric made a motion to approve the May minutes. No comments. Minutes approved. The May official acts include the confirmation of our six catechumens in early May. May’s offering was low. Expenses were on budget but a bit higher than prior months because of some annual expenses in May. We ended the month down $1,700. Zach made motion to approve the financial report. Jo seconded. Treasurer’s report approved.
- Campus Ministry: Leaders from Peace With Christ and Saint John’s met in early May and will meet again in July to plan campus ministry for the 2017–2018 school year. The group is planning to have a presence at the orientation fairs in the Fall at CSU. Soon they will be sending out a letter about the ChristLife group to all congregations in the district to let them know about the group. Saint John’s and Peace With Christ are planning to split expenses, including advertising. Members of both congregations will meet to plan activities.
- Children’s Ministry: VBS was last week and went well. Sunday School is off for the summer.
- Elderberries: Reported good attendance at the last Third-Thursday potluck. The Elderberries are going to a Rockies game August 31, but are otherwise on break for the summer.
- Fellowship: Diana Carlson and Helen Meyer hosted the Vanderhyde reception. August 6 is Faith Day at the Rockies; there will be a carpool from church at about 11:00 AM. Working on a plan for a special event for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
- Finance: Nothing to report.
- Human Needs: School supply drive will be this late summer. The Detroit trip was cancelled due to low interest. Nelly will be stepping down as chair in August.
- Human Resources: No report.
- Lay Ministry: Nothing to report.
- Outreach: Nothing to report; have not met.
- Parish Education: Nothing to report.
- Preschool: The board has two new members; one is a preschool parent. The board is focused on preparing for a Colorado Shines evaluation. The preschool currently has 26 children signed up for the 2017–2018 school year, with a full preschool class (plus a waiting list) and eleven in the Pre-Kindergarten class. Kandy has requested an additional aid for the school year to help with the full three-year-old class. The next Pour Brothers Brewery fundraiser will be in October.
- Trustees: Met Sunday. The board will have a representative on the Architectural Review Committee. Another bid for refitting the church with LED lighting came in, this one at $49,000. The Trustees will lead a cleanup day June 24 to spray weeds and to do some minor cleanup. They are also doing radon testing in the preschool and doing a safety check of the playground before the school year begins.
- Worship: Nothing to report. Next meeting will be in September.
- Youth: On a hiatus for the summer.
Parish Administrator’s Report
- CSU Game Day Parking Fundraiser: Proposal to charge for use of our parking lot during home CSU games, with proceeds supporting various groups at Saint John’s. There would be an additional $150 per year to pay as an insurance liability. Jo makes a motion to approve the fundraiser proposal contingent on Tom not seeing any red flags. Sharon seconded. Council approves.
- Architecture Review Committee: The committee will be Ron Young, RoxAnn Karkhoff-Schweizer, Pete Sherman, Sharon Whiteman and Grant Wolf.
- July Council Meeting: The Council decided not to meet in July.
- Boy Scouts: Pastor met with the Scoutmaster of Troop 96. The congregation’s decision did not come as a surprise to the Scoutmaster. They were not interested in splitting off from the BSA and exploring an option like Trail Life, primarily because many of the boys are working toward their Eagle Scout. They are instead looking at other charter locations. Pastor offered Saint John’s help with the transition.
- Garden Committee: The committee is preparing a brochure on the Garden to put in the pews.
- Constitution and Bylaws Update: This project has been tabled.
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer at 7:05 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.