Church Council Meeting



Date: August 26, 2018
 
 
 

Attending: Debra Buffington, Vicar Mark Fischer, Gene Flory, Scott Johnson, Karl Keath, Jerry Meyer, David Mock, Mary Ream, Jordan Rosencrant, Stephanie Seldomridge, Gerald Strickler
 
Absent:, Erik Heck, Donald Kriss, Matthew Sonnen.

Karl Keath opened the meeting and also provided devotions.

Gerald Strickler will provide devotions for the next meeting.

Karl read a letter of resignation from David Mock as President/Lay leader. He will remain on church council.

Karl also read a letter of resignation as Church Secretary from Linda Sheetz due to personal reasons. Effective December 31st or upon selection of a new secretary.
 
Gene Flory nominated Karl Keath for Church Council President, which he accepted.
 
Mary Ream seconded it. 
 
David Mock made a motion to accept last month’s minutes. 
Gerry Strickler seconded it. 
 
All approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Stephanie Seldomridge:
Please see bulletin board in the Narthex for details on the treasurer’s report.

Gene Flory made a motion to send our money in.
David Mock seconded it.
 
All approved.
 
Pastor’s Report: Vicar Fischer
 Reports being happy here so far
 
 Would like to put a banner along the road at the entrance to the church for Rally Day to better advertise
 
 Confirmation class planning is underway-4 possible confirmands
 
 Idea for the confirmation project-creating a millennial version of Catechism
 
 Spoke with Steve Lin-Principal at Fort Zeller Elem.
 An evacuation drill has never been done at the school
• Possibility of having a faculty drill




 Mentioned a Ministry opportunity for the school- Backpack meals
• Filling backpacks for needy children in the school with cereals, nonperishable items, etc.
• Send the backpack home for the weekend and child brings it back to school Monday so it can be refilled
• This is something that Thrivent might help with, they just need to know where the money goes
 
 2 Baptisms scheduled for the October 7th church service
 
 October 21st-Angela Zimmon from the United Lutheran Gettysburg Seminary has been invited to preach
 
 Vicar Mark is having Outpatient surgery done Sept. 19th, but will be fine to work Sept. 23rd service
 
 Suggested having a movie night at the church
• The movie would be “I Can Only Imagine”
• It is possible to rent an inflatable screen and do it out on the church lawn
• Unable to charge to view the movie, but the confirmands could sell snacks and then donate the money towards the $800 Seminary tuition in Tanzania
 Upcoming events
• Book Review
• Bacon & Eggs Bible study
 
Evangelism Report: 
 Community Picnic that had been scheduled for August 18th was cancelled

Property Committee: David Mock
 Brickwork around the bell is currently being repaired. Bell is currently off the pedestal
 
 Gene Flory reported that Concrete Curbing LLC in Lancaster gave a quote of $2000 to redo the edging around the building. Original quote was $1200 each for 2 separate sections, but they will do both for the $2000.
• Gerry Strickler made a motion to proceed with the project
• Jerry Meyer seconded it
 
 Sunday school wing hallway lights need to be changed. They will be upgraded to LED lights. Any future lights that need to be changed will be upgraded to LED.

Music & Worship: 
 Nothing to report

Christian Education: 
 Jen Rosencrant reports that someone is needed to take over the Kindergarten Sunday School class so that the teens who have been teaching can attend their own class.
• Debra Buffington and Mary Ream have agreed to teach the class
• Clearances will be needed, per Mary if it is a volunteer position it is free.
 
Unfinished Business: Karl Keath
 A vote is needed as to whether to allow Eileen Sites to use the kitchen/social hall for a cooking class
• Gene Flory made a motion to accept
• Mary Ream seconded it
• All approved
 
 Karl will contact Clarissa to inquire about her use of the church. Had not heard from her thus far. She was paid up to date as of the last meeting

New Business: Karl Keath
 Vote for Church Council Vice President
• Scott Johnson was nominated and accepted the nomination
• Council voted and all approved
 Vote for Call Committee Members
• Nancy Dieter
• Gene Flory
• Kristin Heck
• Roy Hoglund
• Nicole Johnson
• Robert Stettler
-A chairperson for the committee would need to be picked

Next Council Meeting: Sunday October 7, 2018
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.

Respectfully submitted,
Debra Buffington, Secretary


Addendum: After council vote, Debbie Tice, Frank Hoffman and Vicar Fischer will be the administrators of the MLC Facebook page.
 

June 3rd  
 
Attending: Pastor Beckhardt, Gene Flory, Karl Keath, Donald Kriss, Jerry Meyer, David Mock, Debra Ream, Mary Ream, Jordan Rosencrant 

Absent:, Erik Heck, Scott Johnson, Stephanie Seldomridge, Matthew Sonnen, Gerald Strickler

David Mock opened the meeting. 
Mary Ream provided the devotions. Karl Keath will provide devotions for the next meeting.
Last month’s minutes were approved. 
Eileen Sites approached council asking for permission to rent the church kitchen and multipurpose room monthly for a cooking class. It is through the Penn State Cooperative Extension. The class had been meeting previously on a Tuesday (this is not set in stone) and even though this class has been very successful, other classes have not been doing well so they decided to cancel all of the classes. Debbie Sheetz Hartman is the cooking instructor. There approximately 22-24 people in the day class and 17+ in the evening class (not sure if they will be doing the evening class)
Treasurer’s Report: Stephanie Seldomridge:
Please see bulletin board in the Narthex for details on the treasurer’s report.
Mary Ream made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. 
Donald Kriss seconded it.
All approved.
Pastor’s Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Nothing to report.
Youth Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Youth are off for the summer.
Evangelism Report: Pastor Beckhardt
• Margie Kriss will be posting the dates for 4 summer concerts at Spang Crest (did see these in the Sunday bulletin)
• Volunteer list for Hershey has been posted. Hoping to have some participation in July
Property Committee: Karl Keath
• Looking to replace the water fountain that is outside the women’s bathroom. The price to switch it to a water cooler is $1000. A new fountain would cost $700. Would like to look into moving the water fountain that is in the Sunday School wing after determining if it still works.
• Timer that turns the light on to illuminate the cross on the front of the church is not keeping proper time-Karl states when he checked on timer it seemed to be working ok.
• Karl will look into replacing the wood along the side of the building where the stone beds are. Will look into a rubber composite material or wood, possibly Locust.
• Banners at the front of the church are not able to be cleaned. Pastor Beckhardt gave a catalog to David with banners in it to possibly purchase new ones.
• Brickwork around the bell will be done in June or July.
• David reported that the price for the carpet at the entrance of the church would be $758.00. $638.00 for the new carpet and installation and $120.00 to remove and dispose of the old carpet.
Gene Flory made a motion to accept the new carpet and installation.
Donald Kriss seconded it.
All approved.
• Mary Ream states it was suggested to her about a covered walkway for the main church entrance. It was mentioned that the entrance to the Sunday School wing is covered. Also suggested was an electric door opener for those with walkers and wheelchairs. The door to the Sunday school wing might be a better choice because there would be less work/expense involved. 
Music & Worship: Pastor Beckhardt
• Special Thanks to David and Rachel Mock and Dale and Linda Bentz for placing the new bibles in the pews.
Christian Education: Pastor Beckhardt
• June 10 is the last Sunday for Sunday school for the summer.
Unfinished Business:
• Need to talk with Stephanie regarding the option to allow online contributions to the church.
New Business
• Welcomed Reverand Robert Blezard to the meeting. Rev. Blezard is the Assistant to the Bishop. He reports that the Synod is with us and they will assist us in our transition. Some important points he made were:
 We should wait 1 or 2 months once Pastor B leaves before forming the call committee (end of August)
 In order to have a well balanced committee, the 6 people on the call committee should consist of:
-1 person from the council (per the updated constitution)
Cannot be the President or Vice-President of Council
-the remaining members should be:
-someone who will be open to new possibilities, reasonable, fair-minded
-3 men and 3 women
-older
-younger
-different economic statuses
 It is good to be expedient when looking for a new pastor
-normal process takes approximately 9 months to 1 year, but this depends on the motivation of the church.
 By the end of September a 15 page document, which will be the congregation profile should be completed. This will outline what the congregation is looking for and will be given to prospective pastors. 3 names will be given to council and by November/December they should be ready to interview. Going by the normal process we could have a new pastor by Easter.
 David, Karl and Pastor Beckhardt signed what is called A Covenant of Closure. These are the guidelines for the congregation and the exiting Pastor to follow to allow for “a clean break”. It helps to clarify the relationship between the congregation and Pastor Beckhardt.
• Rev. Blezard reported that the Interim Pastor would likely start July 15. We will have 3 weeks of supply pastors.
 Gave council the name of a Prospective Interim Pastor he feels would be a good fit for our church.
 Vicar Mark W. Fischer, who is currently the vicar at St. John Center Lutheran Church in East Earl.
 Is awaiting ordination.
 Is available to meet with council June 19.
Next Council Meeting: Tuesday June 19, 2018 7:00 P.M.
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Debra Ream, Secretary

May 6th 2018

Attending: Pastor Beckhardt, Gene Flory, Erik Heck, Scott Johnson, Karl Keath, Donald Kriss, Jerry Meyer, David Mock, Debra Ream, Mary Ream, Gerald Strickler
Absent: Jordan Rosencrant, Stephanie Seldomridge, Matthew Sonnen
David Mock opened the meeting. 
Debra Ream provided the devotions. Mary Ream will provide devotions for the next meeting.
Donald Kriss made a motion to accept the secretary’s report.
Gerry Strckler seconded it.
All approved. 
Treasurer’s Report: Stephanie Seldomridge:
Please see bulletin board in the Narthex for details on the treasurer’s report.
Donald Kriss made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. 
Mary Ream seconded it.
All approved.
Pastor’s Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Pastor reports that there are 3 youth to be confirmed:
• Cole Thomas
• Kaila Harris
• Sophie Header
Gerry Strickler made a motion to accept the youth to be confirmed.
Jerry Meyer seconded it.
All approved.
 Pastor reports New Member Melanie Warnick and her daughter Ariana, who come to us via transfer from Swamp Lutheran Church
Gene Flory made a motion to accept Melanie as a new member.
Donald Kriss seconded it.
All approved.
Youth Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Will be asking the youth to walk during the Relay for Life which will be held May 18th & 19th. This year it will go from 4pm Friday to 12 Noon Saturday
Evangelism Report: Pastor Beckhardt
• The Annual Yard Sale was held May 4th & 5th and $800+ was raised, which included baked items that were also sold.
• Wenger’s allowed their tent to be used once again. It was suggested we send a $100 donation to them to thank them for the use of their tent.
Donald Kriss made a motion to accept the sending of the donation.
Erik Heck seconded it.
All approved.
Stephanie will write the letter to thank them.
Property Committee: Karl Keath
• An appointment must be made to have the sound system checked out due to issues in the multipurpose room; time TBD
• Curtain across the stage in the Multipurpose room has a large stain on it; can it be cleaned or must a new one be purchased?
• New carpet has been picked to be placed at the church entrance.
• Timer that turns the light on to illuminate the cross on the front of the church is not keeping proper time-Karl will look into this (did not have the chance to do so).
• Banners at the front of the church are not able to be cleaned. Will check if there are new ones we can purchase.
• Brickwork around the bell will be done in June or July by Bruce Hainley; to coincide with work that will be done on the bell.
• Looking in to changing the sign at the bottom of the hill to electric; more info to come.
Music & Worship: Pastor Beckhardt
• May 20 is Confirmation. It was suggested that we dedicate the bibles on the same day.
• David said he talked to Bryan and the Breidegan family does not want anything put in the bibles acknowledging who they came from.
Christian Education: Pastor Beckhardt
• Pastor reports that the children have been awarded prizes for perfect attendance. The prizes vary, and the children seem to really enjoy this. It was discussed that money should be allotted for this. Pastor also mentioned that the Sunday School closet is still up and running and the children continue to enjoy receiving tokens and cashing them in on goodies from the closet.
Unfinished Business:
• Clarissa is paid for March & April.
• Pastor Beckhardt has been in touch with the synod about an interim pastor, the formation of a call committee to search for a new pastor, etc. Rob Blezard, the Assistant to the Bishop, plans to attend the June meeting.
Old Business:
• Discussed the safety concerns with Brian, who agreed to keep an eye on the front doors during church.
New Business:
• Frank Hoffman reports that the church’s website has an option to allow online contributions to the church.
• will need to get more information, and discuss it with the treasurer.
Next Council Meeting: Sunday June 3, 2018
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Debra Ream, Secretary

April 8th 2018

Attending: Pastor Beckhardt, Gene Flory, Scott Johnson, Karl Keath, Donald Kriss, Jerry Meyer,David Mock, Debra Ream, Mary Ream, Stephanie Seldomridge, Gerald Strickler
Absent: Erik Heck, Jordan Rosencrant, Matthew Sonnen
David Mock opened the meeting. 
Gene Flory provided the devotions. Debra Ream will provide devotions for the next meeting.
Gerry Strickler made a motion to accept the secretary’s report.
Donald Kriss seconded it.
All approved. 
Treasurer’s Report: Stephanie Seldomridge:
Please see bulletin board in the Narthex for details on the treasurer’s report.
Donald Kriss made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. 
Gerry Strickler seconded it.
All approved.
Pastor’s Report: Pastor Beckhardt:
Pastor reports that the bibles are in. 
• It was discussed whether we should get premade bookplates versus a stamp for the inside of the bibles to acknowledge Lee and Emma Breidigan
• Plan was to look into JDM Outlet for stamp prices
• Will be removing the dust jackets
Received $5000 towards General Fund from Betty Lou Wike estate
Youth Report: Pastor Beckhardt
Youth dyed Easter eggs Good Friday
Helped with the Easter egg hunt on Saturday March 31st 
Visited shut-ins on Palm Sunday
Will be asking the youth to walk during the Relay for Life which will be held May 18th & 19th. This year it will go from 4pm Friday to 12 Noon Saturday
Evangelism Report: Pastor Beckhardt
• The church will be helping out at Hersheypark again this summer. There is paperwork that must be filled out by each person, which essentially goes over all the details of what is expected.
Property Committee: Karl Keath
• An appointment must be made to have the sound system checked out due to issues in the multipurpose room
• The sign at the bottom of the hill needs to be repaired due to splintering of the wood. Gene Flory will look into fixing it as he is able
• Need to look into replacing the carpet at the church entrance
• Timer that turns the light on to illuminate the cross on the front of the church is not keeping proper time-Karl will look into this
• Banners at the front of the church (in the corners) are very dirty and need to be cleaned. Gene will take them down and David will look into getting them cleaned
Music & Worship: Pastor Beckhardt
• Easter services were well attended
Christian Education: Pastor Beckhardt
• No new business
Unfinished Business:
• Karl stated he has been opening the door for Clarissa, but no money has changed hands, need to check to make sure she is paying someone.
Old Business:
Pastor B. and Gene Flory had attended a meeting regarding church safety and security awareness.
Discussed only having 1 door unlocked during the service. Doors in the Sunday school hall are being locked.
Since the Ushers are near the Narthex area during the service, they have the ability to monitor who comes in, possibly locking the last unlocked door after the service starts.
David and Gene will sit down with Brian and other ushers to encourage them to increase their vigilance of monitoring who comes in during the service.
Discussed the list of those who have a key to the church, which Pastor B has.
New Business
• The need to form a committee for funeral luncheons was brought up. Nancy Deiter and Rachel Mock are working together with Pat Ontkos, Barb Heckendorn, and Doris Bergman to form this committee in order to help families with the planning as to who is available for catering, and general information.
• Pastor Beckhardt announced his plan to retire as of June 17, 2018. He has been in touch with the synod about an interim pastor, the formation of a call committee to search for a new pastor, etc.
Next Council Meeting: Sunday May 6, 2018
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Debra Ream, Secretary


                                            March 4th 2018

Attending: Pastor Beckhardt, Erik Heck, Scott Johnson, Karl Keath, Donald Kriss, Jerry Meyer, Debra Ream, Mary Ream, Stephanie Seldomridge
Absent: Gene Flory, David Mock, Jordan Rosencrant, Gerald Strickler, Matthew Sonnen
Karl Keath opened the meeting. 
There were no Devotions, due to the absence of Gene Flory. Karl will ask Gene do the devotions at the next meeting. 
Treasurer’s Report: Stephanie Seldomridge:
Please see bulletin board in the Narthex for details on the treasurer’s report.
Don Kriss made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. 
Jerry Meyer seconded it.
All approved.
Pastor’s Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Pastor reviewed the situation regarding Clarissa Wolfe
• 1. She gave back her key
• 2. She must give at least 8-24 hours’ notice of a pending class. Karl or his 
designee will unlock the doors before and after the class.
• 3. She will need to pay the $35/wk up front on a weekly basis to be able to 
use the church.
 Pastor looked into the cost of bibles for in the church pews
-4 bibles for each pew including the choir loft
-large print also needed
Joy Bookstore prices:
$8.99/per bible per case lot of 16
$13.99/per bible for large print
-must prepay the order
-they pay the shipping
-would be shipped to the church
Online prices:
$5.20/per bible must buy 25 or more-reg. print
$8.00/per bible for large print- 20 or more
$12.00/per bible for large print <20
-no shipping fee
Online prices reflect that the company is phasing out the regular print (which is 8.5 font) and going to comfort print (which is 9.4 font), hence the lower price.
• Don Kriss made a motion to buy the bibles.
• Mary Ream seconded it.
• All approved.
-will buy 150 regular print bibles for $780.00 in the color blue
-will buy 20 large print bibles for $160.00 in the color brown
-will also look into plates for dedicating, will not be displayed until dedicated
 Pastor Beckhardt will be out of town:
- March 4th thru 9th 
- April 4th thru 7th.
Youth Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Chili Sunday went well
 Youth will be dying Easter eggs on Good Friday
 Will be helping with the Easter egg hunt on Saturday March 31st @ 11am
 Will be making crafts for shut-ins and will deliver Easter cards that are currently being collected-this will occur on Sunday March 25, which is Palm Sunday
Evangelism Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Yard sale will be held Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th, at the Balsbaugh home
Property Committee: Karl Keath
 Organ was tuned February 27th.
 Discussed the need to have the sound system checked out due to issues in the multipurpose room
Christian Education: Pastor Beckhardt
 No new business
Unfinished Business:
 No new business
New Business:
 Pastor B. and Gene Flory attended a meeting regarding church safety and security awareness.
 Will discuss further at next meeting
Next Council Meeting: Sunday April 8, 2018
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Debra Ream, Secretary

February 4, 2018

Attending: Pastor Beckhardt, Gene Flory, Erik Heck, Scott Johnson, Karl Keath, Donald Kriss, Jerry Meyer, Debra Ream, Mary Ream, Jordan Rosengrant, Stephanie Seldomridge, Gerald Strickler
Absent: David Mock, Matthew Sonnen
Pastor Beckhardt opened the meeting. He thanked the new council members for signing up to be on the council. 
Devotions were read by Gerry Strickler. 
Gene Flory will provide devotions at the March 4th meeting.
January 2018 Council Meeting minutes were reviewed and approved.
It was brought up by Pastor Beckhardt that David Mock continue in his role as Council President even while recuperating from his health issues. All members were in agreement. 
Karl Keath will continue as Vice President and will conduct meetings in David’s absence.
Debra Ream volunteered to be Secretary.
Stephanie Seldomridge agreed to continue as Treasurer.
Treasurer’s Report: Stephanie Seldomridge:
Please see bulletin board in the Narthex for details on the treasurer’s report.
Treasurer’s report was accepted.
Pastor’s Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Pastor reviewed the situation regarding Clarissa Wolfe and her unsteady payment for the rental of the church for her dance classes. Clarissa had offered that she had spotty attendance for her classes. It was decided that from this point on: 
1. She will give back her key.
2. She must give at least 24 hours’ notice of a pending class. Karl or his 
designee will unlock the doors before and after the class.
3. She will need to pay the $35/wk up front on a weekly basis to be able to 
use the church.
 Pastor Beckhardt will be out of town the 1st week of March for the birth of his grandchild.
Youth Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Souper Sunday went well. The Soups were delicious.
 Chili Sunday will be held February 18, 2018
Evangelism Report: Pastor Beckhardt
 Goodie Boxes were greatly appreciated.
Property Committee:
 It was noted that during this morning’s service there was an issue with organ keys sticking. The organ is maintained yearly. It was brought up that the organ is 50 years old and members are unsure of the lifespan of a church organ. 
Christian Education: Pastor Beckhardt
 No new business
Unfinished Business:
 Discussed possible uses for $5000 from the Emma Breidigam Estate. Family had suggested bibles for the pew racks in the sanctuary. Council liked this idea. Will need to get prices on bibles.
 Also mentioned was the start-up of a cherub choir/youth choir.
 $15,000 from Emma’s Estate will remain in the money market account with the possibility of using it towards youth events. Emma was a big sports fan, especially the Hershey Bears and it was suggested that it could be used to pay for the tickets of the youth to attend sporting events throughout the year such as the Hershey Bears, Reading Phillies, etc. More information to be obtained.
Next Council Meeting: Sunday March 4, 2018
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Debra Ream, Secretary

January 7, 2018

Attending: Pastor Beckhardt, Katie Beckhardt, Deb Hogeland, Donald Kriss, Jerry Meyer, Stephanie Seldomridge, Carol Sova, Gerry Strickler
Absent: Matthew Sonnen, Karl Keath, Abbie Keath, David Mock, Conner Pennington
Pastor Beckhardt opened the meeting due to David Mock being away and 
frigid temperatures requiring Karl Keath to be at work.
Katie Beckhardt offered devotions.
Gerry Strickler will provide devotions at the February 4th meeting.
December 2017 Council Meetings were reviewed and approved as printed. 
Treasurer’s Report: Stephanie Seldomridge:
Please see bulletin board in the Narthex for details on the treasurer’s report.
Jerry Meyer moved to approve the treasurer’s report.
Gerry Stricler seconded.
Approved by all.
Pastor’s Report: Pastor Beckhardt
• New copier installed and running. The wireless capacity is in place. The cost was $125 to set it up. Linda Sheetz is pleased with the new machine.
• The release for the Breidigam Estate was signed and as noted in Treasurer’s report, the $15,000 from the Estate has already come to MLC. He expects further income from the Estate to be received in the future.
• The yearly Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, Janurary 28.
Church, with communion, followed by the covered dish meal and the business meeting will be the order of the day.
Youth Report: Pastor Beckhardt
• Souper Bowl Sunday will be held on February 4, 2018
• Chili Sunday will be held on February 18---the Sunday after Ash Weds this year. (Ash Weds is Feb 14).
Evangelism Report: Pastor Beckhardt
• In the past, Council has authorized money for towels for the in-gathering project. The Evangelism Committee is requesting that Council authorize $125 for the project again this year. Stephanie Seldomridge advised there is already $45 set aside for this purpose.
Donald Kriss moved to give the project the remaining funds--$80—to the Evangelism Committee for their towels. Jerry Meyer seconded. All were in favor.
• The Evangelism Committee also requested that Council approve the money for postage to mail the goody boxes to the college students. It was noted that all the contents are donated by church members. 
Katie Beckhardt moved that Council cover the postage costs for the project. Donald Kriss seconded. All were in favor. 
Property Committee: David Mock
• With David and Karl absent, there was no report today.
• Pastor Beckhardt and the members present were not aware of any issues at this time.
Music and Worship: Pastor Beckhardt
• Christmas Eve services were well attended.
• Pastor and the ministerium pastors will meet on January 8 to plan the Lenten services. Lent begins on February 14. Easter is April 1, 2018.
Christian Education: Pastor Beckhardt
• No report
Unfinished Business: 
• Four Church Council seats are still open. No one has added their name to the list at church. At this time, four people’s first terms are up—Carol Sova, Katie Beckhardt, Stephanie Seldomridge, Deb Hogeland. People can serve two consecutive terms of 3 years each if they would agree to do so.
The question arose—what happens if there are less than 12 people willing to serve on Council. Pastor Beckhardt advised the Constitution says Council can have “no more than 12.” 
The Youth positions are also open. Conner and Abbey could serve again. Conner is heading off to college. Council noted that Abbey may want to serve again. Council discussed letting the youth Sunday School class know about Council, what is involved, and giving encouragement to them to participate. Donald Kriss would like to talk to the High School Sunday School class. He will talk to Kristin Heck about doing so during her class on January 14. Donald is aware that the youth positions are one year.
New Business:
• Church Council Members will be installed during the February 4 worship service.
Next Council Meeting: Sunday, February 4, 2018
The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Restpectfully submitted,
Katie Beckhardt, Secretary