New Song Council Meeting
October 22, 2019
The meeting was called to order at 5:59pm by President Sue Clark.
Present were Sue Clark, Pastor Paul, Doug Gab, Holli Spangler, Art Clayton, Lauren Thomas, Sue Pollman, Brenden Fjelsted, and Melissa Williams. Kathleen Goulding, and Todd Enerson were absent.
Pastor Paul opened with a prayer. Art Clayton gave the devotional. Lauren Thomas will lead the devotion in November.
Steve Hethcote gave the council a report about the Military Ministry. Upcoming events are the Dress for Success clothes drive and the Silent Auction fundraiser. All money that is collected goes to support the US Vet Initiative, which works with homeless vets; Judge Stevens Vet Treatment Court; the VA Hospital in Boulder City, and other smaller organizations that support the needs of veterans.
Pastor Paul’s Report:
Memorial Service: Kara Sloboda, October 13. Upcoming Memorial Service: John Korthius, November 2 (Rev. David Miller).
Baptism. Patricia Dietrich, October 1.
New Members via transfer: Roger and Debra Johnson, October 3.
The visual arts committee, led by Ira King, has developed a Mission Statement for this ministry. They are now working on the policy to use for implementation. Their plan is an Easter Sunday grand opening.
The first confirmation retreat was held on October 13. Seven youth attended.
There is a potential leader for the DivorceCare ministry. The start date will be in 2020.
Michelle Gab organized an informational meeting about Celebrate Recovery. The regional coordinator came to provide guidance. Look for more information on this program in the coming months, including a potential 8-week Bible study during Lent.
Sheila Siino is the new lead for the Stephen Ministry team.
There has been interest in a “Care for Creation” team. Pastor Paul has reached out to Holly Swanson and Abby Williams to explore possibilities and arrange a meeting with those that are interested in this ministry.
New Song will host the Up and Running Again banquet on Saturday, November 3. The participants will attend the Saturday service and share their experiences in recovery and running. If anyone is interested in assisting with the banquet let Jackie know.
Sue P. presented the end-of month financial report for September 2019. Our average attendance was down when compared to last year. Our monthly revenue from offerings was up 1% from last year, while our year-to-date revenue is up 7% from last year and 5% from our 2019 budget. Our cash flow is positive by approximately $74K.
The financial team will work with staff to determine if there are any equipment or program needs that could be purchased before the end of the year.
Doug reported that the Music Ministry team has improved communicating and planning with all the members of the team. The council requested advertisement of the Christmas concert information so the congregation can add the event to their busy holiday calendars.
Doug reported that the parking lot lighting is complete. The area along the circle drive is now lit. The signs that were purchased for the 5k were received and will be used for the yearly event.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm, followed by reciting the Lord’s Prayer.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm.
Melissa Williams – Recording Secretary