Message From Church Council

It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over and the kids are back to school. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer so far and are ready for a cooler and less rainy fall. It will be October before you know it and that means another annual congregational meeting. Council voted recently to approve two proposals which will require the congregation’s approval. The following is a brief explanation of each.

                The first is a change to the church constitution. It would state that each council member shall join at least one active committee and that they should attend all meetings of that committee. Councils thinking is that this amendment would help with the overall communication within the church. There are sometimes discussions at council where we may not have the complete information required to make the best decision. There are also times where council may not find out until afterwards about a decision in which they should have been consulted. This amendment would help solve this problem.

                Second, council voted to reallocate certain funds raised by the Restoration and Fundraising Committee which were designated for window repairs.  Since storm windows were deemed not necessary and maintenance is up to date, council decided to keep a portion in a fund for future window maintenance and move the remaining balance to a fund called more broadly “church restoration funds”. These funds could only be used for preservation and restoration of the church. Council made this decision since its very likely we will be facing some very large projects in the near future for which these funds could be best used.

As mentioned earlier both of these proposals will require the congregation’s approval. Feel free to provide feedback to myself or any other council member.

Joe Arndt, Council President

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