Present: Paul Hemenway, Amy Hershberger, Dave Kiehne, Josh Krage, Zach Krage, Peter Olafsen, Tim Ostrom, Charlie Todd, Kris Torgerson, Pastor Bockoven. Absent: Stephanie Morse, Ron Stevens, Harvey Hershberger.
Call to Order- Tim Ostrom, President – Meeting called to order at 6:58.
Devotions: Kris Torgerson
Code of Conduct
1. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of May 2023 Minutes-attached Move to approve Kris Torgerson, seconded by Peter Olafsen. Motion carried.
b. Committee Reports
2. Worship & Music
3. Adult & Family
4. Children & Family
5. Property Committee: Discussed bids on parsonage gutters and downspouts. Pastor also bought two trees to replace ones lost.
2. Financial Report:
Finances are running slightly below last year, although last
month was slightly up. Discussion on the near completion of the stain glass
window project. Discussion of higher than normal water bill, and the
solution to the problem. Discussion of transfer of gains on endowment and how it relates to the general fund.
3. New Business
a. Mike Reick’s chicken dinner Date/Time. Discussion of the charge to us, which is $8.00 and the amount we will charge those who buy tickets. It was settled on charging $15.00. We are planning to offer carry out as well as eating in the fellowship hall. The dates available in October are the 1st, 8th, and the 29th. The decision was made to have the meal on the 1st. Discussion on whether to limit serving to pre-sold tickets, or allow limited walk-ins. Tickets will go on sale by the end of August.
b. Facility usage request on Saturday, May 25th, 2024, by Hemenways. The Hemenways would like to use the church fellowship hall for Eva’s graduation. Move to approve by Dave Kiehne and seconded by Charlie Todd. Motion carried. Also received a request for using the fellowship hall for a baby shower by the Trouten/ Scrabeck families. Moved to approve by Charlie Todd. Seconded by Josh Krage. Motion carried.
4. Old Business
a. Motion made to approve bid of $2600.70 by Lifetime Gutters to install new gutters, downspouts, and gutter guards on the parsonage. Moved by Peter Olafsen. Seconded by Paul Hemenway. Motion carried.
5. Pastor’s report –
a. Kris is working on reconstructing the list of members. This has inhibited pastor making all the calls that he feels he should. He has been working his way through as the list develops. In September there will be an initiative to update information on members. The grand piano will be tuned in the next couple of weeks. Mindy has had health issues that has impacted the cleaning of the church. Confirmation will be starting up. Three families are interested. The national youth gathering will be coming up. It is possible that up to 14 people might attend. Given all expenses, the cost could be in the range of $1000. A family is interested in joining. Possible service of welcome in October. Discussion of the newsletter and its frequency. It had been voted previously to send it only quarterly. The problem is that this fall there is too much information to follow those guidelines. The motion was made to do September/October and November/December newsletter. Motion by Charlie Todd. Seconded by Josh Krage. Motion carried. Kids totes are being used during church. Discussion of times for Christmas services. Discussion of quilters’ table vis a vis the previous decision to buy new tables. It was decided to postpone purchasing new tables.
6. Children/Youth Report – The summer went very well. Report on VBS. Thanks to these people for helping with VBS: Pastor, Sonja, Rochelle Pepin, Kyra Arndt, Teresa, Atlee Hershberger, Samantha, Stevens, Emily Andress, Amelia Ringer, and Lions Club. There were 27 kids who participated. The church cleared $270 from tuition. One half of that amount will be donated to an animal shelter. There are many young people who wish to help.
7. Adjourn/Lord’s Prayer – Moved to adjourn by Kris Torgerson. Seconded by Paul Hemenway. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:15.