Minutes for February Vestry Meeting
Vestry Minutes for February 21, 2015
Opened with prayer at 11:55 a.m.
Attendance: Pastor Allen, Susan George, Tom Bertino, Dean Simmer, David Morphew, Sue Grunkemeyer, Russ McDonald, Fred Johnson, Barbara Middlekauff
Minutes: Grammatical error noted in Treasurer’s Report line to replace “be” with “by”. Motion by Tom Bertino to accept minutes as amended, seconded by Susan George. Approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Net worth in January down $5,000. Several big payments were made, i.e., tithe to Rwanda; $2,500 to food pantry. First seven weeks of the year giving was down 17% and mimics 2013 giving. No need to react but be watchful. Be aware that quarterly payments are due in February. E-mail questions about the budget to Russ at Russ.McDonald@fcagroup.com
Worship at Trinity on Easter? Points to consider: Ryan will not be here; we already are combining with them on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and the Vestry has heard that people think it is a good idea. Should we ask input from the congregation? Allen will accept the invitation, but will talk with Bob Hoey about incorporating some of our traditions into the service.
Q Place: Allen, Lisa and Susan George attended on February 21. They explained that Q Place is learning to reach out to people and love and serve them where they are. They will pray for direction.
- Deacon Glen likely won’t be coming back. Allen has not been able to talk to him but would like to put closure on the situation. Pray for how to best handle the situation. Vestry gave input; Allen still figuring it out.
- Wednesday Night Bible Study at the Kannapells’ is ongoing. Allen would like to start doing this in small groups within the church.
Closed with prayer at 2:20 p.m.
Notes taken by Sue Grunkemeyer and recorded by Noreen Panizzoli