- Written by Pete Sherman Pete Sherman
- Created: 06 June 2013 06 June 2013
The church council meets on the third Tuesday of every month. If you have a question or comment about a topic you read about here—or about anything pertaining to the life of Saint John’s—please contact one of your Council members. Here are the notes from the May 2013 meeting.
Accurate membership rolls are important for many reasons, including helping us track the state of our congregation and in making realistic and meaningful reports to the District and Synod. In order that our rolls have integrity, Pastor Nickel and the Lay Ministers have carefully examined them and removed a number of members who have absented themselves from the congregation by “Self-exclusion”, as defined in our church constitution. Anyone whose name was so removed is welcome to return to Saint John’s at any time, and should any of them be in need of pastoral care, Pastor Nickel will respond as he would to any other member.
The church council has completed the Congregational Self-Study, and it is on its way to the District President for his review. This information will assist him in providing us with names of candidates who he feels could be a good fit for Saint John’s.
Sorry to report that they were in the red again for April, with expenses exceeding receipts by several thousand dollars. Please keep your financial stewardship in mind during these busy summer months.
Ron and Tracy Young have conceived the idea of a Meditation Garden that could be constructed in the lawn area to the north of the Large Fellowship Hall. This is an idea in its infancy, and council has approved exploring it further. As envisioned, it would include areas for sculpture, seating and plantings, with the intention of creating a peaceful place for prayer and reflection.
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.